Let’s get out of town, for $89,000

Today’s NYT has a nifty picture spread (all artfully manipulated by ace photographer Edgar Martins, no doubt) of homes for sale priced at $89,000. One in Springfield, Mass looks ripe for bargaining but there’s a cottage in the Black Hills that I would love to have. Taxes $120 a year, flyfishing nearby and somewhere up the road in Montana (South Dakato’s about the size of Rhode Island, right?) is the Little Bighorn and Custer’s massacree. How cool.

Of course, you might just stick around here – the $89,000 threshold may be coming soon.

Rocky Racoon, checked into his room...

Rocky Racoon, checked into his room...


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5 responses to “Let’s get out of town, for $89,000

  1. Anonymous

    Are the 51 homes under contract at ‘lower than normal’ prices? What’s your guess?
    How does that number of contracts usually translate to sales in any given month?

  2. cpu

    Forest Service cabins like Rocky Racoon’s Hideaway are on leased land. Many limitations on use and improvements. The $89k doesn’t look like a bargain. I’m just saying.


  3. Towny

    The Springfield house looks like any number of houses in Cos Cob. The only difference is about 12X price…….Is it worth it?