Real Estate Wednesday with a twist. Two houses, two towns, two price tags, so let’s play The Eye Exam Game, when he says Which is Better…one or two…
- $499,000. Three acres. 1278 sf. 2B 2B. Bedford schools. Privacy abounds. Not visible from road. Gorgeous narrow winding road to boot.
Living Room 1
Living Room 2
Looking at land from Birds Eye View
Two very different examples of real estate in prime Northern Westchester towns.
House one at $499k looks like the floor plan isn’t conducive to having kids, as a matter of fact, I don’t see the second bedroom in the photos so I guess it’s a room downstairs that’s being called the den now? No photos of either bathroom and no floor plan to know if one is upstairs and one is down. House one has a location advantage of you want privacy but 1278 sf is pretty small for $499, IMHO. Taxes are cheap here (and I’d like to find out why please – only $8k for three acres!) Mine, for five acres, is more than TRIPLE that amount. Hey, assessor!
House two, the price is nice. Upside: The lake is gorgeous, the lake community very close knit, lots of families, easy for kids to ride bikes around, fun to use the lake and beach, good school district. Downside, this house is not ON the lake and does carry HOA lake dues (modest, $200 year). Also, the house is sandwiched between a road and a multi-homed driveway and for a quarter acre, the taxes see steep at over $5k.
Pros and cons for both. If I were a family with little kids, I’d take the one on Lake Kitchawan Road and deal with the lack of privacy in my yard. If I were a New Yorker looking for a weekender, I’d take the East Middle Patent house and lighten it up.
Just a reminder – I have no interest in either home, am not trying to sell you one or the other – just a blog game for Hump Day.
And oh yes, a little Mitt Romney bashing too after Trump’s yuuuuuuuuge victories last night. Way to waste $40m Mitt, on subterfuging a candidate. It’s wholly anti-American, whether you like Trump or not. Bernie will have to decide to bail soon, very soon. There’s no path to victory for him.