GOOD ENOUGH Homes & Destinations: What You Get for $250K

everyone loves an old houseOh boy! It’s time for another installment of GOOD ENOUGH Homes & Destinations, a Billfold corrective to the New York Times’ weekly feature, “Great Homes & Destinations: What You Get For … [obscene amount of money].” This time around, the NYT is excited to tell and show us what you — except not you, that would be hilarious, more like a Russian oligarch — could get for $2,500,000. Choice quote:

The kitchen was designed by Nate Berkus, a regular guest on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” The room has stainless-steel appliances and paneling and cabinets of cherry. The backsplash is Balinese tile. A granite-topped island separates the kitchen from the family room, which has a wall of cherry cabinets and a broad marble fireplace. Sliding glass doors open to a Brazilian wood deck with partial shade.

Amazing. Herewith, what you, actual you, could get for the more reasonable price of $250,000:

pittsburgh house trulia

3 BR, 2.5 BA Tudor in Pittsburgh, PA, for $245,000, via Trulia. Fireplace for the winter, central air for the summers. “Exemplary” public school district. Pittsburgh, guys! It’s on the up and up
land in hannibal mo

Huuuuuuge tracts of land in Hannibal, MO, birthplace of Mark Twain and consequently, one could argue, America, for $220,000, via Trulia. Build your own “Life on the Mississippi.”

wyoming house

3 BR, 2 BA house in Sheridan, WY, for $245,000, via Century 21. Covered wraparound porch, hardwood floors, ceiling fans. The area’s known for skiing and golfing and being a good place to retire, and it’s cheaper than fancy-pants Jackson Hole.



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