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- - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2016-09-07 10:11 AM
$100k - 470 sq ft house in rough shape in a crappy neighborhood

$250k - 1000 sq ft house in decent shape in a desirable neighborhood

$500k - 1600sq ft house in very good condition in a great neighborhood

$750k - 3200 sq ft house in good condition on the lake

$1M+ - Awesome 3500 sq ft house on the lake

The most expensive current listing is this 6400 sq ft. $3.5M house in Maple Bluff The taxes are over $45k.
Parent - - By ironjen Date 2016-09-07 10:47 AM
In my area you can't buy anything for $100K except a foreclosure. $250 ranges from 1000sq to 2500sqft depending on age of the home and finishes and that includes townhomes and singles. This is apparently the only one available right now in the $500K range. Nothing in the $750 K range. This is in the $1.2M range which honestly is mostly due to the fact that it sits on just under 80 acres.
Parent - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2016-09-07 10:59 AM
The second one is nice but, yeah, you're paying mostly for the land.
Parent - - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2016-09-07 11:13 AM
There's one a block over.

Built in 1957, 1800 sq ft. with no updates. Sold as is for $380k. I think they're insane.

The house next door to us sold for $415 cash - 1800 sq ft with updated kitchen and master suite.
Parent - - By blazer85 [us] Date 2016-09-12 1:00 PM
Holy cow! Are you actually in FW?  If so, are you near TCU?
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2016-09-12 2:58 PM
I am! We can see TCU from the front yard. :cool:
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2016-09-12 3:52 PM
My kids sold our driveway and the neighbor's across the street Saturday for the Arkansas v TCU game and made $130. Nuts!
Parent - - By BoredTemp [us] Date 2016-09-07 11:25 AM
ha ha ha to most of it....

$100k - nothing
$250K - 425 sq ft. studio apartment in decent neighborhood
$500K - 750 sq. ft. 1 bedroom apartment in a good neighborhood
$750k - 970 sq. ft. 2 bedroom one bathroom apartment
$1m+ - either a nice 2 bed, 2 bath apartment or small 1-2 family house.
Parent - By soundandfury (100 mile stud) Date 2016-09-12 10:21 AM
That makes me feel less ridiculous.

Unless it’s one of the new gazillion dollar palaces, most neighborhoods here were developed for middle class white people in the 50s-60s, meaning unremarkable Mike Brady-like designs sitting on lots that would fit 3-4 homes now. (That’s not speculative — a developer knocked down one house at the back of our neighborhood and put up five $900K-$1M homes in its place.) Bay Area land value being what it is, even modest home prices are crazy.

A quick scan on Zillow showed “No matching results…” until I got to $500k, at which point it had a single listing: a 1000sf, 3bd, 2ba condo.
$750k produced two listings, one a townhouse and the other a condo.
$1M showed seven houses listed ranging from 1800sf to 2500sf.
Parent - - By Nomad Date 2016-09-12 3:20 PM
Yup

$100k - parking space. maybe
$250k - a secure parking space :roll:
$500k - 500sq ft 1-bedroom: like this :meh:
$750k - larger 1-bed or small 2-bedroom
$1m+ - larger flat in a good area or small (terraced/town) house in a shit area

NYers and Londoners unite :laugh:
Parent - - By BoredTemp [us] Date 2016-09-12 6:40 PM
:laugh:  I was trying to find the price of a parking spot for NYC but can't.
Parent - - By Nomad Date 2016-09-13 8:41 AM
I think the fact that the major London real estate agency's website actually has a category for parking spaces says it all :laugh: I could rent mine out for $150/mth
Parent - By BoredTemp [us] Date 2016-09-13 11:15 AM
oh yes - even an outdoor driveway parking spot rents for $150-200 a month.
Parent - - By adamswims (Gone Now Adam! You pick what you want.) Date 2016-09-07 11:38 AM
Parent - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2016-09-07 11:48 AM
That place is f*cking sweet.
Parent - By ironjen Date 2016-09-07 12:15 PM
Wow, that is beautiful. If a little monochromatic : pbbt:
Parent - By whollymoly (manliest boy) Date 2016-09-18 6:29 PM
Sheesh!  Can't a guy have a little privacy?! :mutmad::wink::laugh::hug:
Parent - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2016-09-07 12:01 PM
The landscaping sucks.
Parent - - By ironjen Date 2016-09-07 12:14 PM
That FL one has WAY too much wood! Sheesh!
Parent - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2016-09-07 1:01 PM
Maybe it's from all the trees they cut down in their obnoxious yard.
Parent - By Tommeke Date 2016-09-12 9:16 AM
As they say in "Million Dollar Listing" : it's a tear down.
Parent - By BrookieCookie (Canadian Beaver) Date 2016-09-12 8:42 AM
You can't even get a small fixer upper in this city for less than $500k
Parent - - By kelly_v Date 2016-09-12 11:33 AM
$100K (actually 77K) - this was the only thing relatively close to me for around $100K. Says it was listed for $120K a year ago so not sure why it is so low now, guessing something is wrong with it.  3 bed, 2 bath 950 sq feet; neighborhood is OK but mostly starter homes that have been neglected a bit

$250K - This is just down the street from my in my neighborhood. 4 bed, 3 bath, 3500 sq feet. Our neighborhood is surrounded by new builds so our prices have not gone up until very recently. A house similar to this sold for like $210K a couple years ago

$500K - 5  bed, 5 bath, 5000 sq feet on a private golf course. Current price is $50K less than when originally listed this spring. This neighborhood is just over 1 mile from my house.

$1M - 4 bed, 5 bath, 5800 sq feet; same golf course as the $500 house. A lot of these houses are actually squished together and I just don't see paying these prices and being right on top of the house next door. Prices will go from $450K at the lowest to over $1M for some with larger lots

$1.6M (most expensive within a couple miles of my house) - 6 bed, 6 bath, 10,000 sq feet; same general golf course neighborhood as the other 2 above but it is across the street where you find some larger houses and lots (though this lot is only .62 acres)
Parent - By Tommeke Date 2016-09-19 5:26 AM
really like the 250k house. Looks better to me than the 500k one (except maybe the golf course location).
Parent - - By Xtreme Taper Date 2016-09-12 11:56 AM Edited 2016-09-12 11:58 AM
I will sell you my house for 300k.. 4 bedroom colonial, 2.5 bath, FR, LR, 2 car garage, unfinished basement, inground pool (good size), 3/4 acre lot with trees at the boundary... oh, and of course granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. About 2,500 sf... Taxes ~$5500/year.
Parent - By ironjen Date 2016-09-13 6:20 AM
Dave, I covered our area above :wink:
Parent - By Elcontador [us] Date 2016-09-12 7:30 PM
In the nice part of my neighborhood, an 1,100 square-foot tear-down built around 1950 with no upgrades was listed for $1,000,000, and it'll probably sell for asking price.  It's f**king crazy.  For $750K, you might be able to pick up a nothing special 1,300 square-foot home on a major residential street.  It's 20-25% cheaper as you get closer to the airport and the freeway.
Parent - - By cutter [us] Date 2016-09-13 8:51 AM
I think the MSP market is similar to Madison. Maybe a bit more expensive because we have the benefit of not being in Wisconsin.
Parent - By callie [ca] Date 2016-09-13 10:02 AM
:laugh:
Parent - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2016-09-19 12:47 PM
Parent - By Arimathea [us] Date 2016-09-13 1:03 PM
Zip code 91387:

$100K - not even a mobile home on rented land. There's one mobile home listed at $179,000.

$250K - 900-1200 sf in bad shape in an undesirable neighborhood, likely no AC or fireplace (91351 zip), or a 2+2 condo

$500K - 1900 sf in reasonable condition in an OK neighborhood

$750K - 3000 sf in good condition, fairly new, good neighborhood

Most expensive one I found is $4.4M, 10,000 sf, 6+6. This is in the area that was under mandatory evacuation last month during the Sand fire. Taxes are likely to be $60K or so.
Parent - By george [us] Date 2016-09-19 11:35 AM
I can only say that for $200k we got a 2000 sq ft house built 10 years ago on a 5-acre lot on a nice quiet road with lots of cows and apple trees around. $500K is basically a mansion, $1 million+ would be a 4000+ sq ft estate on the lake.
Parent - - By h3ather (Nice Tips) Date 2016-09-20 7:14 AM
in my zip code,

100K - nothing
250k - small townhouse in a shady part of town OR decent high rise condo in an active adult community (55+)
500k - large two car garage townhouse (3000 sft)
750k - 5000+ sft house with a decent yard less than an acre
1M - same as above, but with more land

25 miles closer to the city and 1M will get you an 1800 sft house maybe, most likely attached.
Parent - - By h3ather (Nice Tips) Date 2016-09-20 7:25 AM
my neighbor bought their house in like 2007ish or thereabouts for $875,000.  They just sold it for $620,000 because he got a job in houston with an oil company who paid the difference.

I'm refinancing and they underpriced WRT the market, so they fucked up my appraisal. :mutmad:

(only underpriced by about 30K, but still :mutmad:)
Parent - By noel (Kilotons of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk) Date 2016-09-20 3:53 PM
That's what happened to us, brown paid the difference btw what we paid for our house in NY in 2005 and what the relo company valued it at in 2012, it was a $70k difference so we lucked out big time.

We bought our house here at the low right before values started going up. There are homes in this subdivision that people bought for $600k in 2008 and they are valued at ~ $590k now. Most of the other homes are back over the value they were back then except for the highest end homes.
Parent - By IB [us] Date 2016-12-14 2:01 PM
Using my zip code there aren't any with information (clicking on them brings up a window stating one must login or register) for less than this $319K 932 sq ft home. Looks lovely from the outside doesn't it?

$500K - 1268 sq ft house in poor condition in a not too bad neighborhood. Last sold 40 years ago & it looks like that was the last time it was remodeled.

If I were in that sort of market I would just bump up the extra $100K & be happy with practically no yard.
- - By sideshowbob Date 2016-09-07 11:29 AM
I read that as what kind of home you could get for sex . :grin:
Parent - By Tommeke Date 2016-09-19 5:33 AM
I wanted to do a "what kind of dope" thread :mischief:
- By JimGo1 Date 2016-09-07 12:08 PM
http://cobrand.realtor.ca/PropertyResults.aspx?Page=3&cobrandId=1&&vs=Residential&ret=300&curPage=propertySearch.aspx&sts=0-0&beds=0-0&baths=0-0&ci=quispamsis&pro=6&mp=0-0-0&mrt=0-0-4&trt=2&of=1&ps=50&o=A
- By neustkg (Important) Date 2016-09-12 6:52 AM
For about $110k, you can get a trailer.  I only saw one listed on Zillow (about 1200 sqft)

For about $250k, you can get a pretty good condo, or a decent, small starter home (1500 sqft).

For about $500k, you can get a new or older home with some decent square footage (about 2500 sqft).

For about $750k, you can get something in a really good neighborhood (about 3500 sqft), possibly with a view of the mountains, or close to a local lake/golf course (would be a bit smaller if on the fairway).

$1million plus, gets you something like 7k sqft with some space between yours and other homes, maybe 1/3 to ½ acre.  You probably should get a view, too.  This home would be custom.  Oddly,
this guy is looking for a bit of money for his dump in unincorporated Broomfield.

If you want to buy in Boulder, you can't touch anything for $100k.  $250k will get you a dump that you can tear down and build up.  $500k will get a decent starter home.$750k will get a decent home (2500 sqft) $1 million plus will something in a decent neighborhood.  $1.5 to $2.5 will get you something in the hills/mountains.
- - By noel (Kilotons of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk) Date 2016-09-12 7:20 AM Edited 2016-09-12 7:22 AM
$100k a 2-3 bedroom townhome

$200k for mid 200s you can get a 3-4 bedroom decent home  1800-2000sqft, possibly a basement

$300k slightly bigger or nicer than the $200k with basement 2500-3500sqft

$400k pretty nice 4-6 bedroom 3800-4000sq ft and basement taxes about $4k

$500k seriously decked out version 4-5k sqft (all upgrades, 3-4 car garage etc) of $400k taxes closer to $6k

anything over that is about the same size of the $400-500k but on a golf course, on the lake or in some special gated subdivision

its cheap to live here :shocker!:
Parent - - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2016-09-12 7:26 AM
It always amazes me how low the taxes are in the southeast.:shocker!:
Parent - - By noel (Kilotons of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk) Date 2016-09-12 8:05 AM
I know :shocker!: plus this county has the best schools (sorry not sorry for sounding Trumpian) in the state.

However...while our taxes in NY were more than double what they are now, here, for extra stuff like swim team and marching band we have to pay fees, $400 per kid to swim on the HS team each yr and I'm expecting $800 per kid to be in marching band...bc the buses for meets/games and the uniforms and swim suits are not included. All that stuff was mostly free in NY. And you can deduct taxes but not sports or marching band costs. So...to get the extras out of the school you pay the same anyway in the end. Which is also a shame for the lower income kids in the county. Not right. I'd rather pay higher taxes so I can deduct the costs and everyone who wants can participate.
Parent - - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2016-09-12 8:19 AM
I agree.

I don't have any problem with the amount that our taxes are when I see what we get for them.

That said, I can see how people in some areas get worked up about taxes.  My BIL lives in northern Wisconsin. When they received their first tax bill he was amazed at how "high" it was. It was something like $1800 but when I thought about the lack of services in his area I could see why it seems like a lot to him, and others in the area. The schools aren't good, there's no sidewalks, no gas lines to a lot of houses, the roads are mediocre, the police and fire departments are tiny, etc. I can see how it seems like the $1800 is just being thrown away.  I can also see how the "no taxes!" message of the far right appeals to them.
Parent - By noel (Kilotons of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk) Date 2016-09-12 8:31 AM
Yeah that makes sense too.
Parent - - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2016-12-12 9:33 AM
Our property taxes increased over 14% this year.:mutmad:
Parent - - By Gazelle [us] Date 2016-12-14 10:09 AM
I just found out that there's a house a block from my parents with a $17,000 annual property tax bill. That is not a typo. My parents do not live in some incredibly rich area, it's just plain old eastern PA.
Parent - - By ironjen Date 2016-12-14 10:25 AM
Yes, we might think of it as plain old eastern PA, but we pay for the proximity to NYC :meh: Or that's the theory anyway.
Parent - By Gazelle [us] Date 2016-12-14 1:23 PM
It seems to be true...I guess.
Parent - - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2016-12-14 10:51 AM Edited 2016-12-14 11:16 AM
People a block over from us are paying that, with $30k+ not being uncommon, but they are on the lake. 

I just did a bit of looking. This house had $50k+ taxes in 2015. :shocker!: It's a few blocks from our house.
Parent - - By Gazelle [us] Date 2016-12-14 1:23 PM
Well...at least that's quite the house. The one I"m talking about is like $400k
Parent - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2016-12-14 2:47 PM
It's an extreme example. The ones with "lower taxes" are in the $800k+ range.

$17k taxes on a $400k house seems ridiculous.
Parent - - By neustkg (Important) Date 2016-09-12 8:37 AM
For marching band here (our daughter’s high school was the 5A state champion last year and 2 years ago), each student has to raise $350 by May and we use Scrip cards (we have one for Walmart, Kroger market, and Home Depot) that gives about 1% back or more.  Our school also has Friday Bingo, which really offsets the cost.  Parents have to volunteer 3X a year for this.

The band is going to Dublin in Spring of 2018, so that price will go way up.  We usually meet our $350 by March/April by using just the Kroger card, so after that, the money raised goes towards the next season.  I am hoping that by adding the Walmart and HomeDepot, we can raise enough money for the Dublin trip.

Your school might want to look into Scrip cards to raise money for band as Scrip is national.
Parent - - By noel (Kilotons of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk) Date 2016-09-12 8:42 AM
Oh they have plenty of fundraisers too, and the $800 is on top of that.
Parent - By neustkg (Important) Date 2016-09-12 1:47 PM
Is that per kid?  We have fundraisers as well.  But the Scrip cards and Bingo means we don't really need to fundraise.  The band has a tractor trailer to pay for as well as uniforms about every 3 years or so.
Parent - - By jennyO Date 2016-09-12 10:10 AM
OMG, we should retire to GA. :shocker!:
Parent - - By noel (Kilotons of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk) Date 2016-09-12 10:14 AM
There are some serious tax breaks in GA for retirees as well :shocker!:
Parent - By Xtreme Taper Date 2016-09-12 11:57 AM
We nearly moved there a few years ago, and that was one of the reasons. No one would buy my house though, at least for what I wanted.
Parent - By neustkg (Important) Date 2016-09-12 3:26 PM
And all the Coca Cola you can drink.
Parent - - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2016-09-12 6:51 PM
You and soundandfury couldn't handle Cumming.
Parent - - By noel (Kilotons of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk) Date 2016-09-13 9:40 AM
How about Beaver Toyota of Cumming? Oh wait you aren't on FB :cry:: pbbt:
Parent - - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2016-09-13 11:27 AM
I'd prefer a Beaver Ram dealership.
Parent - By jennyO Date 2016-09-13 11:49 AM
:cry:
Parent - - By soundandfury (100 mile stud) Date 2016-09-13 11:50 AM
As soon as I finish the landscaping project, we put this beast on the market and GTFO of Dodge. Sorry, kids. Something came up.
Parent - By jennyO Date 2016-09-13 11:55 AM
YESSS! :cool:
Parent - - By mutiger [us] Date 2016-09-13 3:33 AM
I'm lazy - add 100K to everything noel said and that's Sugar Land, TX.
Parent - By soundandfury (100 mile stud) Date 2016-09-13 11:51 AM
What side of Trump's Wall is that on?
- By squirrelgirl (Indian Buffet Queen) Date 2016-09-12 8:25 AM
In my area you can get a decent house for not much but the neighborhood is sliding into mostly rentals and section 8.

2 bed 1 bath 1052 sq. feet for $83k with property taxes of about $1600. Built in 1955.
5 bedrooms 3 baths, $229,900 with $2800 property taxes - This is a nicer section. Built in 1959.
2 bedroom 2 baths, 1527 sq. feet, $107,900 with $1600 property taxes. Built in 1950. This is almost across the street from me.
2 bedroom 1 bath bungalow, 1397 sq. feet, $99,950 with $898 property taxes. Built in 1922 and is very cute and in good shape but on a busy corner near me across from a high school.

I know there's crazy expensive places in other neighborhoods but I was curious as to what mine was like. Lots of foreclosures.
- - By callie [ca] Date 2016-09-12 8:25 AM
$100k- a dump in a bad neighbourhood. Maybe a trailer, I haven't looked into those really.

$200k- decent house in an ok neighbourhood. Or a small starter in a bit better area.

$300k - great house in a great area. This is the sweet spot, you can find great places for about $250k depending on what you're looking for.

$400+ gets you an amazing house in a really nice neighbourhood, possibly riverfront.  This is something I will never achieve. :laugh:

I believe the highest market house in the city right now is $11 million but I can't link it for some reason. If this was fb I could just screen shot it. : pbbt:
Parent - - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2016-09-12 8:38 AM
The "sweet spot" here is about $250-350k, or about $50-100k more if you are on the isthmus.

The problem for those house shopping is that there are hardly any homes listed at this price, they often are sold before they are listed and those that are listed at that price need work, have weird floor plans, or aren't in desirable locations. When looking at listings there's a fair number of small houses that need work in so-so areas in the $150-200k range and then only a smattering of homes until you hit $400k+.

A couple down the street from us had a house for sale in this price range and the first day it was listed they received 11 offers, most of them with personal letters. I'm not sure what they ended up selling their house for, but I'm sure it was above the asking price. A first time home buyer likely doesn't even think to put in an offer so fast and almost certainly doesn't think of including a letter and offering more than the asking price. I'm glad that we aren't trying to buy a house now.
Parent - By Tommeke Date 2016-09-12 9:28 AM
That is usually the problem for middle-income people.
They all shop in the same bracket, pushing 'regular home' prices higher (and by they I mean probably all of us here :cry:).

Here as well, the sweet spot is around 300k-350k euro.
I'm often amazed at how much nicer homes you can get in the 400k bracket.

However, people (and by that I mean real estate agents) here advertise their real estate about +10%, so selling price is usually about 10% under asking price.
But I'm sure the nice homes at decent prices are just snatched up by family or friends of the family even before it gets advertised.
- By Tommeke Date 2016-09-12 9:57 AM
100k - nothing

200k - an older but okay 1-2 bedroom apartment ( garage probably not included. all our neighborhoods are pretty much decent unless you go somewhere down town Brussels). A crappy 2-3 bedroom house that needs 100k worth of work done, where the final result will probably be worth less than a 300k house. Also, will probably be without a garden or very small garden.

300k - a new nice 1000-1200 sq ft 1-2 bedroom apartment (garage included). A nicer decent house with garden (1500 sq ft) in a quiet hood, but still probably needs some work. House may be detached but probably can be semi-detached or a row house, in which case it should be in pretty new and renovated condition.

500k - A nice detached house in a calm suburb neighborhood with 3-4-5 bedrooms. Big garden. In this price range it may really vary and you can shop around for really nice houses already. Maybe also some more exclusive neighborhoods

1 million+ - same as above but bigger.
- - By jennyO Date 2016-09-12 10:21 AM
Walnut Creek is past the summer boom right now.  And we are actually in one of the cheaper Bay Area suburbs.

High end: http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Walnut-Creek-CA/18415578_zpid/34637_rid/1-_beds/priced_sort/38.003196,-121.928845,37.784554,-122.148572_rect/11_zm/0_mmm/?3col=true  ($2.249M new construction)

Low end:  http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Walnut-Creek-CA/18553840_zpid/34637_rid/1-_beds/pricea_sort/38.003196,-121.928845,37.784554,-122.148572_rect/11_zm/0_mmm/?3col=true  ($285K condo)

There are some gorgeous horse properties on largish lots (only ~5 acres, though) out by the mountain that can go for $3-5M.
Parent - - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2016-09-12 12:48 PM Edited 2016-09-12 1:05 PM
That low end kitchen is whiter than the check out line at REI.
Parent - By soundandfury (100 mile stud) Date 2016-09-13 1:07 PM
All the shades of white are covered.
Parent - - By soundandfury (100 mile stud) Date 2016-09-13 12:03 PM Edited 2016-09-13 12:06 PM
This is one of the two properties we look down on from the climb on Wall Point:

http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Walnut-Creek-CA/82864429_zpid/34637_rid/1-_beds/priced_sort/37.857701,-121.958644,37.851407,-121.967978_rect/16_zm/0_mmm/

Your mom and Peter could live in one guest house, while mine could live in the other. The sign on the gate could say "No One Under 30 Years of Age Permitted For More Than Two Hours"

We could golf and play tennis in the nude to keep the kids away.
Parent - - By jennyO Date 2016-09-13 12:59 PM
It's for sale, OMG! :shocker!:  That's just stupid money, right there.

Hey, I just had a thought: we don't have to spend $39 mil. to go around nekkid all day and scare the kids away.  We can crank up the solar and let the skinny dipping commence.  Forthwith! :evil:
Parent - By soundandfury (100 mile stud) Date 2016-09-13 1:08 PM
You'd never get me out of the treehouse.

It's cute how they photoshopped all the land around it green. The only thing green in Shell Ridge now is that sprinklered back lawn.
Parent - - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2016-12-12 9:29 AM
You would think that with all that square footage they wouldn't have to put the same pictures up multiple times.

Also, what the hell is this?
Parent - - By ironjen Date 2016-12-12 10:29 AM
Really, what IS that :wtf:
Parent - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2016-12-12 10:37 AM
We don't have enough money to understand.:sad:
Parent - - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2016-12-12 10:42 AM
I'm guessing that's a shower in the corner, and the branches are used to hang towels and clothes on, but what do I know...
Parent - - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2016-12-12 11:02 AM
I thought that too but there's drains on the floor outside of the glassed in cube in the corner. Also, why would branches meant for hanging towels go all the way down to a couple inches from the floor?

Maybe it's some sort of rich person group shower or steam room? The unfrosted glass exterior window makes that seem kind of odd though. Of course the property extends for thousands of acres in every direction so who would be looking in anyway?
Parent - By insistor (needs a bigger dick) Date 2016-12-12 11:09 AM

>Of course the property extends for acres in every direction so who would be looking in anyway?


Rocker moved to something like this but that didn't stop me
Parent - - By Nomad Date 2016-12-12 12:16 PM
It's a mudroom. A very posh mudroom : pbbt:
Parent - - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2016-12-12 12:32 PM
Mud rooms don't usually have glass doors and showers, do they?
Parent - - By Nomad Date 2016-12-12 3:21 PM
Maybe posh ones do? I live in an apartment, what do I know : pbbt: But it makes sense for the branch "hooks" at all levels & drain in the floor

btw I ended up leasing a 2017 Crosstrek instead of buying used - it'll cost a bit more over the 2 years but I get all the bells & whistles I want & no concerns on reliability
Parent - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2016-12-12 3:47 PM
Good choice. I know two people with Crosstreks and they both really like them.
Parent - By cutter [us] Date 2016-12-12 3:49 PM
If you get very muddy, they do.
Parent - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2016-12-12 6:40 PM
Like nomad and cutter, I'd suggest that posh mudrooms should have showers, drains everywhere and maybe even firehose connections. I probably could use a room like that.:laugh:

The tree branches are another story. I can see the need to hang wet shoes, towels and clothes. But I also can visualize the enchanted forest poking out eyes, gonads and shins. The branches even look sharp. Sometimes art forgets about function.
Parent - By jennyO Date 2016-12-13 5:18 PM
Funny to look back at this and see that, no surprise, it's still on the market.  Priced just about $21 million over the Zillow estimate. :roll:  Bay Area real estate is ridiculous ... I can't wait to move away.
Parent - By gadget girl Date 2016-12-13 6:04 PM
it's a bathroom/giant bird cage for parakeets combination.  I can see where this could be useful under certain somewhat limited circumstances.
Parent - - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2017-07-10 7:51 PM
I can't believe that it hasn't sold!
Parent - By Tommeke Date 2017-07-11 2:42 PM
I offered 38M but they wouldn't take it :sad:
- By stickywicket Date 2016-09-12 2:51 PM
http://i.stuff.co.nz/business/money/83750475/nz-tops-imfs-housing-unaffordability-list

100k, close to city centre, nothing at all. To get anything in the nicer and closer neighborhoods you have to go into the 400-500 at least. That's probably for small 2-3 bedrooms, no land, lots of fixing up. Majority of houses here have no insulation - you can see daylight under the floorboards, single glazed windows, central heating is nearly unheard of. Cost of labor is insane - painting the exterior of a house is $100,000, replacing windows on a normal house is easily a 50k jobs. And this is even before you find out about foundation work, roof, etc.

A friend recently said they live in an expensive, beautiful shed, cause that's pretty much the code standards it was built to.
- By Fyodorox (he ho) Date 2016-09-12 8:23 PM
San Antonio is on par with Noel's area. There are some cities-within-the-city where your price per square foot jumps up by $20 or more, but a decent house that's 2300 square feet or more in a desirable neighborhood will run you $350K or more. There are places you can't get a decent 1200 square foot home at that rate, so there's a disparity that depends on where you live. All in all, Texas is still effing cheap. It was a LOT cheaper 15 years ago.
- By sideshowbob Date 2016-09-12 9:40 PM
How about this for $310k ?
- - By Gazelle [us] Date 2016-09-15 4:47 PM
$109k in town

$207k in town :meh:

$247k in town

$350k in town

Or you can go out of town about 45 min and grab this for $550k.

Needless to say, we're still renting :roll:
Parent - - By Tommeke Date 2016-09-19 5:51 AM
207k, is that the local biker gang chapter :wtf::shocker!:
Parent - By Gazelle [us] Date 2016-09-19 8:29 AM
Right?
- By foggydoggy [us] Date 2016-09-19 12:07 PM
Zip Code 94565

cheapest listing is 199K and its not livable and will still be in a really bad neighborhood if you fix it up.  In its defense its a nice craftsman bungalow so its got character but it looks like it was a rental for years: https://www.ziprealty.com/property/194-W-11TH-ST-PITTSBURG-CA-94565/88479635/detail.

The next door twin to my 1300 square foot 2 bedroom just sold for 240K.  It was livable but nothing fancy though my neighborhoods better. (same crappy schools though)

There's a brand new 6 bedroom 4000 sq footer for 789K.

I'd say most are in the 300-500K range.

Every mile closer to San Francisco will add thousands to the price. (My house would probably be worth 3-4 times as much in the city.)  I don't have to worry about the schools (no kids) and while my commute really and truly sucks, I'll do it to be able to afford both a roof over my head and a decent life and retirement saving.
- By runnergirl4 (BJ Queen) Date 2016-09-19 12:30 PM
We just did this. I only know what you can get in the price range we shopped...
$500k got us 3,000sq ft.  Built in 1952.  .5acre back yard, in ground pool, boat house, hot tub, beautifuly landscaped. Kitchen needs total gut job (which we start in January). You can definitely get a nicer/newer/updated house in that range but not in the great location we have or with a lot anywhere close to ours.
- - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2016-12-12 9:17 AM
I really like this one

$355k
4 beds, 2 baths
2,150 sqft

Pros:
Great area near Lake Mendota, Tenney Park and all the shops/restaurants on Johnson St. It's very walkable to get downtown.
It doesn't look like it needs any type of work done, very ready to move in.
Two car garage with your own driveway (a lot of house in this area share a driveway with the neighbor)

Cons:
Tiny lot
Not the school district that I would choose (though I know a lot of families with kids in this district)
Parent - - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2016-12-12 9:44 AM
2.5 car garage.  Who owns half a car?
Parent - - By Arimathea [us] Date 2016-12-12 10:04 AM
It is the land of Harley-Davidson...
Parent - - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2016-12-12 10:34 AM
True :happy:
Parent - By Arimathea [us] Date 2016-12-12 12:08 PM
I'm guessing one could also fit a Smartfor2 in .5 of a garage.
Parent - - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2016-12-12 10:04 AM
Parent - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2016-12-12 10:34 AM
:laugh:  I've actually seen similar items, but almost always the back half of a pick-up truck.
Parent - - By cutter [us] Date 2016-12-12 3:50 PM
I really like that house too.
Parent - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2016-12-12 5:45 PM
:highfive:
Parent - - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2017-04-04 9:37 AM
Another nice house in that area...

$400k, 1645 sq ft. It's a bit of a quieter street than the one on Ingersol above. Close to the lake, bus lines and downtown. One car garage and room in the driveway to park a second car. Renovations look nice though I don't like the tiled ceilings in the upstairs rooms.
Parent - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2017-04-11 2:14 PM
Sold quickly.
- By mkh (Mr. Fashionista) Date 2016-12-22 2:46 PM
Brother just bought a house in Wauwatosa. Not sure on the details yet. Looks decent from the outside.
- - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2017-04-11 1:44 PM
I LOVE this one

$350k, 1700 sq ft, quiet street in an awesome location.
Parent - By BoredTemp [us] Date 2017-04-11 4:06 PM
holy crap that is gorgeous!!!
Parent - - By IB [us] Date 2017-04-11 6:50 PM
That looks very nice & I love the address.
Parent - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2017-04-12 5:09 AM
It's always 420.
- - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2017-07-10 7:44 PM
In Milwaukee, $389k gets you a 550 sq. ft. house on the national register of historic places. It looks like a boat.

http://www.milwaukeeexecutiverealty.com/houses/1532853/3138_N_Cambridge_Milwaukee

My wife and I would run by this house fairly frequently when we lived there. It always brought a smile to my face.

It has a cool story behind it - https://onmilwaukee.com/buzz/articles/boathouse.html
Parent - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2017-07-11 2:29 PM
You're paying for the uniqueness of that house.

There's a few others in the area that are less expensive and a lot more house.

I really like this one at $309k

This one, for $329k is awesome, though on a pretty busy street
- - By soundandfury (100 mile stud) Date 2017-07-11 5:38 PM
Jenny and I have been drooling over these two homes.

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/120-Flood-Ln-Auburn-CA-95603/17683979_zpid/?fullpage=true

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/730-Tree-Top-Ln-Auburn-CA-95603/17683798_zpid/?fullpage=true
Parent - - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2017-07-11 6:30 PM
Neither of them look like boats. SAD!

Both are really cool, not sure which I prefer. The views are incredible from both.
Parent - - By soundandfury (100 mile stud) Date 2017-07-11 6:56 PM
The views are spectacular, and both have almost direct access to our favorite trails.
Parent - - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2017-07-11 7:22 PM
Still, even if you squint, they don't look like boats.
Parent - - By insistor (needs a bigger dick) Date 2017-07-13 7:43 AM
If I squint at your listing I can see a little man in the boat
Parent - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2017-07-13 8:18 AM
:shocker!:
Parent - By jennyO Date 2017-07-12 3:53 PM
I think I like the first one better, but honestly I'd be over the moon for either.  And they are SO much more affordable than where we currently live!  Though it'll be a trick to figure out how to move out there.  Someday.

Zillow just notified me they dropped the price $25K on the second one. :cry:
Parent - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2017-07-12 5:08 PM
Oh geez, make an offer on one or both!:grin:
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