Housing thats on your wish list!!
Forum: Helfinger’s Salon
- Housing thats on your wish list!!
July 15, 2009
What You Get for ... $89,000
By MIKE POWELL
WHAT: A one-bedroom one-bath condo
HOW MUCH: $89,000
PER SQUARE FOOT: $133.63
SETTING: This condo is one of about 100 at the Royal Orleans North, an apartment complex near the intersection of Shoal Creek Boulevard and Anderson Lane of north-central Austin. It borders both a residential and a light retail area. In walking distance, a block south, is Whole Foods, CVS and Starbucks; a network of semi-suburban streets and single-family houses are a block north. Downtown Austin and the University of Texas are about 10 to 15 minutes away by car. Three bus routes have stops within a block of the apartment. There are several schools — public and private — within two miles.
COMMON SPACES: The living room has built-in bookshelves and a large window looking out to a shared courtyard.
PERSONAL SPACES: The bedroom has two walk-in closets.
OUTDOOR SPACE: A courtyard, garden and swimming pool are shared by the tenants of the complex.
TAXES: $1,472 a year; $239 a month in homeowner’s association dues
CONTACT: Julie Nelson, the Nelson Project Keller Williams Realty (512) 794-6608; http://www.thenelsonproject.com
Rapid City, S.D.
WHAT: A two-bedroom one-bath cabin
HOW MUCH: $89,900
PER SQUARE FOOT: $93.45
SETTING: This is a former Forest Service cabin in the Pactola Lake basin of Black Hills National Forest, about 20 miles west of downtown Rapid City. It’s surrounded by pine forest — land that, according to the Forest Service, looked black to the Lakota people, hence the park’s name. There are about 15 other cabins in the vicinity of this one, but spread out and surrounded by heavy woods. Boating and fly fishing are popular on the lake; so is hiking in the hills. There are places to buy groceries within a couple miles (including a store at the Pactola Pines Marina), but the closest shopping and dining district is in downtown Rapid City.
COMMON SPACES: The main floor has a living room with a floor-to-ceiling rock fireplace and wood stove and a kitchen. There is an outbuilding where the current owners keep kayaks and recreational vehicles.
PERSONAL SPACES: Two unadorned bedrooms with four walls and a door.
OUTDOOR SPACE: The cabin is on about a third of an acre.
TAXES: $860 a year for the ground lease plus $120 a year for taxes
CONTACT: Luke Lester, Coldwell Banker Lewis-Kirkeby-Hall (605) 399-9993; http://www.lukelester.com
WHAT: A three-bedroom one-bath colonial
HOW MUCH: $89,900
PER SQUARE FOOT: $76.44
SETTING: This house is on a corner lot in a mostly residential neighborhood of one- and two-family houses with a tight-knit Irish and senior citizen population. (“If someone came from Ireland and they had no place to stay, they stayed with Mrs. Sullivan,” says the house’s listing agent, referring to its current owner.)
The main commercial streets are St. James Avenue and Carew Street, which intersect a half-mile away. Springfield used to be the site of the National Armory and is still the headquarters for Smith & Wesson, but its modern-day economy is anchored by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance and Baystate Health, a compound of hospitals and medical centers.
COMMON SPACES: The lower level has dining, living and kitchen space. There’s a diamond-shaped piece of colored glass on the stairs leading up to the bedrooms.
PERSONAL SPACES: There are three bedrooms, carpeted, with small walk-in closets.
OUTDOOR SPACE: The backyard has a flower garden. There is an enclosed front porch.
TAXES: $1,524 a year
CONTACT: Roger Trombly, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (413) 221-4600; http://www.newenglandmoves.com
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