Getting Real with Real-estate

Ooooo real estate.

Did you know one of my favorite magazines is Country Living, despite not living in the country or anywhere near it? Well it is. One of my favorite features is their real-estate round up, where they set a reasonable price and see what you can get for the money. The homes they chose are typically around the south and midwest, so just for fun I decided to do a nation wide scan. Also because I am addicted to real estate.

Here were my restrictions: $300,000 max price, architectural charm, no new builds, good neighborhood (as best I could tell), I actually liked it, within or near a larger urban area.

Huzzah! Six homes from around the nation to compare, covet and criticize. Please, please check out the rest of the homes’ photos, some of the interiors will surprise you and definitely sway your opinion. Happy house hunting!

 

Seattle, WA

Price- $289,900

Square ft- 1,070

Bed, bath- 2, 1

Year built- 1908

Features- Near Green Lake, porch, hardwood floors, recent kitchen remodel.

Minneapolis, MN

Price- $290,00

Square ft- 1,770

Bed, bath- 3, 1.5

Year built- 1950

Features- Super coveted Linden Hills neighborhood, near Lake Harriet and Lake Calhoun, general interior charm, attached garage, large yard.

Lincolnton, NC

Price- $299,000

Square ft- 4,375

Bed, bath- 5, 3

Year built- 1890

Features- Historical, french doors and windows, gorgeous millwork everywhere, curving staircase in foyer,  wrap around porches.

Burlington, VT

Price- $300,000

Square ft- 1,602

Bed, bath- 4, 2

Year built- 1915

Features- Views of Lake Champlain, wraparound porch, stained glass, fireplace, hardwood floors.

Denver, CO

Price- $289,900

Square ft- 1,755

Bed, bath- 3, 2

Year built- 1890

Features- Historic neighborhood, artist studio, recent kitchen reno, spiral staircase.

Berkley, CA

Price- $299,900

Square ft- not listed?

Bed, bath- 3, 1

Year built- 1908

Features- Victorian detailing, recent kitchen renovation.

 

Which one would you chose? I am dying to know. Think you can find something better in your area? Let me know, I’d love to see.

Comments

comments

  • http://anselsantosa.com Ansel Santosa

    I like the Lincolnton one :-). Wouldn’t live in the south to get it though. I pick Minneapolis.

  • Mkndogwalker

    I love the Linden Hills house too and fancy that, it’s just down the road. (:
    This looks fun and in the price range with gorgeous views. (ps-not in the neighborhood)
    http://www.remax-ireland.com/91061002-262

  • canderson

    I LOVE the NC one! But the kitchen is awful, otherwise perfect! Fun post!