In the same vein as the McMansions

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In the same vein as the McMansions
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Fri, 04-23-2004 - 5:33pm
Since there has been lots of discussion about McMansions and the cost of housing lately, I thought some of you might be interested in checking out this listing I came across today.

http://www.mlslistings.com/common/properties/propertyDetail.asp?open=0&page=1&mls_number=362804&type=property&name=

Laugh or cry, but this is an itty-bitty house for a lot of money. The listing says the house is 800sq feet, but I don't believe it. My husband said maybe the LOT is 800 sq feet - LOL. It makes me want to go check out this house just to see where exactly those 800sq ft are hidding!

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Fri, 04-23-2004 - 6:56pm
Its in San Jose-doesnt surprise me in the least. Housing prices are outrageous in most major areas of CA. My dd's bio grandma lives in Ventura, and houses there (similar to the one you showed us here) are an easy half a mil! For a JUNK HEAP. At least that little house is cute!

That price is about what we paid for our house now-2040 sq ft, 4bd 2.5ba, oversize 2 car garage on a half acre-BRAND new!!!

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Fri, 04-23-2004 - 7:31pm
Poor, little, overpriced McMuffin!

Meldi

Meldi
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Sat, 04-24-2004 - 1:45pm

I can do better than that...LOL


Check this out. We want to buy an apart ment but we're going to have go to an ethnic neighborhood. This apartment is around where we currently live...675 Sq. ft...1 bedroom.


http://www.corcoran.com/property/listing.aspx?Region=NYC&ListingID=720386

 

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Sat, 04-24-2004 - 2:06pm
Who the heck can afford this?!?! And why would anyone choose to afford it? Ok, stupid question probably....this reminds me of Sex and the City when Miranda was faced with the choice of moving from Manhattan to Brooklyn. She did it in the end, but it was definitely under protest :-).

Laura

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Sat, 04-24-2004 - 3:17pm
I recently read that the average apartment in Manhattan was going for $1 million. Yikes. This ties in with the previous discussion about making children of different sexes share a room: do you ever wish you had a baby boy instead of a girl? Do people in Manhattan have their children share rooms regardless of gender and age? Just curious.
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Sat, 04-24-2004 - 8:52pm

Oh...trust me, everyone shares rooms and sometimes you convert apartments (throw up a wall in the LR

 

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Sun, 04-25-2004 - 2:37am
Space is at a serious premium in Zurich as well. I knew many families that raised kids in 600 to 900 sq and the kids shared rooms (even opposite sex kids) until they moved out. It was very normal...


Laura

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Mon, 04-26-2004 - 7:17am
Imagine the same house, except that it's been vacant for at least 30 years.

 

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Mon, 04-26-2004 - 7:41am
The house next door to my MIL was a cape cod style that had never been improved from the time it was built in the early 1950s. A builder paid $300k for it, knocked it down, built a MONSTROSITY on the property (really stands out like sore thumb among the cape cods on the block) that recently sold for $900k.
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Mon, 04-26-2004 - 8:59am

Now that is just SAD...$300k for a dollhouse???

 

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