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$1,000,000 homes in your town...how far will one million go?

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ursulawrite

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There are no apartments listed for $1m in our area of Manhattan (SoHo). I imagine that amount would get you a one-bed in a nice condo, and two-bed in a less ritzy building.
 

MonkeyPants

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Hmm...Well I rent in a 4 unit building in San Francisco. The 4 unit building next door just sold 1 itty-bitty unit for $1.5 million. I''m sorry, I love San Francisco, but not enough to buy a unit (not even property!) for that much money...blows me away. Oh well to each his/her own. :/
 

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It will get you this, which ain't s***...

Oh, and don't forget to shell out $25K in taxes every year


eta: I thought you'd get bxville schools, but you don't even get that!
 

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butterfly 17

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Date: 7/21/2009 1:39:32 PM
Author: Haven

Date: 7/21/2009 1:10:51 PM
Author: butterfly 17
in my zip code, it can get you this-

http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/Staten-Island_NY_10309_1075039879
Yikes--that big house is on a teensy tiny lot! (7975 sq. ft.)
I can''t believe they were allowed to build such a big structure in such a small space.
Actually, that is a huge amount of land here. lol. Staten Island is one of the five boroughs of NYC, so there is not much land left to build.
 

Haven

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I didn''t realize that was on Staten Island, that makes more sense!
 

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Loves Vintage

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swingirl,

I am in love with this Rousseau Home that you posted!! Before today, I was not even aware of Rousseau or these gorgeous homes! Thank you for posting this.
 

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Date: 7/21/2009 10:25:41 PM
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Date: 7/21/2009 8:28:03 AM
Author: vespergirl
This is what you get in my area of northern VA - a nice, but not ridiculous, 5 bed 4.5 bath:
http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/11107-Chessington-Pl_Reston_VA_20194_1106873710
Ooooh. Thanks for this link! I was able to snoop & check out a house my sister is considering in Arlington. She drove me by the outside but I had to guess about price -- now I know ...
. Yowza. Is it too late for law school, ya think?
Tell me about it - and you can get a lot less in Arlington for $1mil than you can in Reston - we''re about 10 miles away. I know because we were living in Arlington (renting) when I got pregnant, and then when we went house shopping, we decided that we couldn''t afford anything that we both liked unless we moved to Reston. I would have loved one of the new luxury townhouses in Arlington, but DH insisted on single-family - so here we are. The only single-families we saw in Arlington in our price range generally only had 1.5 baths, street parking, and no basement. DH just needed a basement and a garage, and I sure as heck didn''t want to have to share a bathroom when company came to town
 

fatafelice

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Nothing ocean front, that is for sure, but perhaps something with a water view:

http://monmouthoceanmls.com/(jyh01o55zzxidfuryyxzvqre)/propertyDetails.aspx?mls=20841296 (This one is my favorite! We even went to the open house..hehe)

http://monmouthoceanmls.com/(jyh01o55zzxidfuryyxzvqre)/propertyDetails.aspx?mls=20905543

http://monmouthoceanmls.com/(jyh01o55zzxidfuryyxzvqre)/propertyDetails.aspx?mls=20845148


And my town is mid-range for the area!


In a more affluent nieghboring town:

http://monmouthoceanmls.com/(3zgc0p45saikhfyxxxpy1b45)/propertyDetails.aspx?mls=20836962


And a few towns over (where security and schools are somewhat troubling):

http://monmouthoceanmls.com/(3zgc0p45saikhfyxxxpy1b45)/propertyDetails.aspx?mls=20915639 (this one comes the closest to what I think a mil. dollar home should be)
 

butterfly 17

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Date: 7/22/2009 11:16:14 PM
Author: packrat

Date: 7/21/2009 2:47:16 PM
Author: butterfly 17
This is what 1.15 million looks like in my aunt''s Brooklyn zip code-


http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/153-Mackenzie-St_Brooklyn_NY_11235_1106680701

Oh wow! That''s just..dang! That would be like, $80,000 here. Haha we should have a thread on the most bang for your buck homes! What can you find for under $75,000!
Ha,ha, and there''s not even a place to park your car! You have to park in the walkway!
 

packrat

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Oh jeez, I didn''t even notice that! Houses may be cheap here but I promise you, you can park your car in a real driveway!
 

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Date: 7/21/2009 11:02:45 PM
Author: Loves Vintage

swingirl,

I am in love with this Rousseau Home that you posted!! Before today, I was not even aware of Rousseau or these gorgeous homes! Thank you for posting this.
They are quite lovely especially with the curved walls. And who needs all that grass to cut anyway!!
 

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Date: 7/23/2009 2:49:15 PM
Author: swingirl

Date: 7/21/2009 11:02:45 PM
Author: Loves Vintage

swingirl,

I am in love with this Rousseau Home that you posted!! Before today, I was not even aware of Rousseau or these gorgeous homes! Thank you for posting this.
They are quite lovely especially with the curved walls. And who needs all that grass to cut anyway!!
I am not a fan of SF homes or living in SF (too cold, brrr I am an inland girl)... but that is a beautiful home and honestly I would pay $950k for that over half of what passes for $950k over in SJ! Love the little courtyard.
 

pennquaker09

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Date: 7/21/2009 10:10:08 AM
Author: Bia
It will get you this, which ain''t s***...

Oh, and don''t forget to shell out $25K in taxes every year


eta: I thought you''d get bxville schools, but you don''t even get that!
I cracked up when i read rhat.
 

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It''ll get you about a 2000 sq ft fixer upper on an 8000-9000 sq foot lot in my neighbourhood... Some of the houses posted are insane! I love to see what a certain pricepoint buys in different places.
 

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Date: 7/23/2009 5:10:23 PM
Author: Mara





Date: 7/23/2009 2:49:15 PM
Author: swingirl






Date: 7/21/2009 11:02:45 PM
Author: Loves Vintage

swingirl,

I am in love with this Rousseau Home that you posted!! Before today, I was not even aware of Rousseau or these gorgeous homes! Thank you for posting this.
They are quite lovely especially with the curved walls. And who needs all that grass to cut anyway!!
I am not a fan of SF homes or living in SF (too cold, brrr I am an inland girl)... but that is a beautiful home and honestly I would pay $950k for that over half of what passes for $950k over in SJ! Love the little courtyard.
Did you see these Mara? our GPS sent us on this street while we were out thre; I guess it was rush hour so it was a detour which was fine by me because it was pretty to see. I love the big trees in this neighborhood; we have similar on my street. I do love San Francisco though, gorgeous house Swingirl & lovesvintage.

http://www.trulia.com/property/1083332715-1474-Shasta-Ave-San-Jose-CA-95126
and this one I love
http://www.movoto.com/real-estate/homes-for-sale/CA/San-Jose/1577-Shasta-Ave-100_80932466.htm
 

swingirl

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I think these are wonderful. Built in the 30's. They are unique to the Sunset District, SF.

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