A reader asked about high end rentals recently and I found nine that are either active or have been rented in the past two years. My search parameters were, to the extent I remember, Central/North Street School district, south of the Parkway, built since 2001 (I limited the search thus because that’s what the reader was looking for).
Those that rented did so at prices ranging from $15 – $19,000 and most, rented and unrented, start at about $25,000. Just in case you’re wondering.
Here’s one that hasn’t rented since it came on in August, 2011 at $17,000, 1 Butternut Hollow Road. It’s back as a new listing today asking $19,000 which may or may not improve its chances of finding a tenant, but I’m somewhat surprised it hasn’t gone yet. I showed it to a client last winter and we both liked it: 2006 construction, nice quality, good location and good house. My client opted to save a ton of money and look farther west in town (we found a comparable house for $11,000) but One Butternut was in the running until the end.
Not so sure that the little pond next to it really affords “a spectacular view of a shimmering lake”, but forgive the realtorese and check out the house, if you’re looking for this kind of rental. You might want to dicker over its price, however because sooner or later, the owner’s going to do the math and discover how much it’s costing her to have it sit empty while waiting for her number.