Thursday, March 16, 2006

What $300,000 Will Buy

In response to JLP's query, here's something you can get for $300k (plus $500 monthly maintenance cost) in a great location in Manhattan's West Village. You won't have much space... and there is room for doubt as to the bathroom facilities! Doesn't look like there is even room for a toilet and a shower stall to co-exist!

8 comments:

optioned unarmed said...

Ms. X:
Do you know much would it cost to rent a place like this in the same location?

Madame X said...

I'm not really sure, but I would guess maybe around $1800? It's tiny but so is most everything else in that area... I know people who live in larger studios uptown in full service buildings who pay around $2,500, but I'm not up to date on rents in the Village. Any other New Yorkers have an opinion?

Anonymous said...

minimum $1900, plus broker fee. As an aside, the west village is so 80s.

Jonathan said...

I love New Yorkers. They make me feel better about wanting to live in the Bay Area =)

Madame X said...

"So 80's"-- that's funny, it is pretty true. There are some nice blocks but I wouldn't want to live that close to where all the drunk college kids seem to be partying. Guess that also rules out a lot of the East Village, Upper East Side, Williamsburg... from what I hear anyway.

Anonymous said...

east village is what the west village used to be, but east village is approaching cliche status rapidamente. bushwick brooklyn is the new style. LES ok too. not soho/nolita---LES. and i havent been to UES/UWS since the turn of the century, seriously--although UES is the most undervalued part of Manhattan proper. (disounting that inwood/wash hts/harlem/spanish harlem are technically part of Manhattan)

Cap said...

yeah seriously.. real estate price in NYC makes everything else in the country a joke.

Chrees said...

Two jokes from the SF Bay Area that apply there as well:

1) I always dreamed of owning a million dollar home. I just thought it would have more than two bedrooms

2) There is more square footage in a roll of toilet paper than in that condo!