A while ago, Burbed reader CatSynth asked:
OK, that’s at least two Long Island posts in the last couple of weeks. What about Westchester – New York City’s northern suburb? Having grown up there, I’m pretty sure it has some pretty high housing prices – you’ve got Scarsdale, and Chappaqua (my home town, and home of Hillary Clinton).
Burbed serves his readers. (Sometimes late though.) I thought it would be fun to see what $999,000 buys you in Chappaqua – home of CatSynth and Hillary Clinton. Let’s see:
REALTOR.com: Find a Home – Listing Detail
Chappaqua, NY 10514
MLS ID#: 2625526
4 Bed, 3 Bath
2,418 Sq. Ft.
Building Lifetime Relationships . . . One House at at Time
Single Family Property, Area: New Castle, County: WESTCHESTER, Approximately 0.71 acre(s), Lot is 30928 sq. ft., Year Built: 1920, Central air conditioning, Swimming pool(s), Fireplace(s)
Wow… so for $999,000 you get .71 acres of land, a 2418 sqft house with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Oh, and it has a pool.
Why did I pick this house? Because yesterday we saw what $999,000 gets you in the Bay Area:
So – your choice. $999,000 for a 506 sqft home with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath in a place that’s truly special?
Or $999,000 for a 2418 sqft home with 4 bedrooms and 3 bath in a place that doesn’t have Stanford, Cal, nice summers, nice winters, tech jobs, good burritos/guacamole, gangs, Walmart, or El Camino Real?
The answer is obvious!
Happy Friday everyone!
EDIT: It was pointed out that the Mountain View house was actually an R3, so you’re buying that house to tear it down to build multiple ones. For the sake of fairness, here’s another special $99xk Bay Area house: