Five Figure Fridays! Double Your Pleasure

  |  December 16, 2011

This week on Five Figure Fridays we’ll feature properties that are suitable for sharing.  Each one has either two buildings (or, you know, trailers) or at least a 2-family layout.  If you have friends you really, really like, maybe one of these will catch your collective fancy – or, if you’re hoping to rent out your property to defray costs, this could give you more options and eliminate the “I don’t want people touching my stuff” factor.

That said, to stay under 100 grand for two properties requires a compromise or two.  Details and more pictures of each property are after the jump.  From highest to lowest:

West Shokan - 2 Cottages, $99k

Two modest cottages, but for weekenders they’ve got great charm and potential.  Looks like a lovely front and back yard as well.  Some terrific paneling and rustic built-ins.  The real quandary would be fighting with your co-buyers over who has to live above the garage.  $99.9k.

Livingston Manor - Cottage plus Duplex, $99k

Same idea but with noticeably less charm.  Largeish Tudor main house, plus additional duplex for a total of three separate properties.  Need at least major cosmetics, if not more serious work – but the utility-to-price ratio is great.  Livingston Manor has a lovely creekside “downtown” area.  $99.9k.

Kingston 2 Family - $95k

This is a 2-family duplex in Kingston.  Not the best pictures but looks altogether livable.  Fenced yard and in-town location with all municipal utilities.  Kingston, right off the Thruway with easy access to Rt-28, makes a great gateway to Woodstock, Phoenicia, etc.  $95k.

Olive - 2 Mobiles, $75k

Sure, it’s hard to lower your sights from Upstate Jane’s architect showplaces and Lisa’s astonishing stone real estate porn, but I say neither has the Boogie Nights appeal of these two trailers in Olive.  Garage, carport, central deck and a full acre, with taxes still reported below $2,000/year.  Park an orange ‘Vette out front and tell everyone they’re not old, they’re vintage.  $75k.

Liberty 2 Family - $59k

Finally, can someone please explain prices in Liberty?  Is it the taxes ($5,800 for this in-town duplex)?  Is it the proximity of the old resorts now being perpetually flogged on Craigslist as “luxury condos”?  There are a ton of lovely old houses for astonishingly little money.  Case in point, this adorable two-family with beautiful wood floors for just $59k.

After the jump: links and stats for each, plus a big gallery with a bunch more photos.  Happy sharing!

Five Figure Fridays!  Double Your Pleasure

48 Lang Road, West Shokan, NY (Freestyle) GMAP
Asking Price: $99,900
Beds: 3/2
Baths: 2
Square Feet: 1,390
Year Built: 1930
Land: .58 acres
Taxes: $785 (?)
Features: Large yard, storage sheds, “motivated seller”

Livingston Manor, NY  (Malek)
Asking Price: $99,900
Beds: 3/1/1
Baths: 3
Square Feet: 2,310
Land: .77 acres
Taxes: $6,500 (!)
Features: 2 car garage, corner lot

235 Lucas Avenue, Kingston, NY (Westwood Metes & Bounds) GMAP
Asking Price: $95,000
Beds: 1/1
Baths: 2
Square Feet: 923
Features: Off-street parking, attic and basement.

27 Lang Road, West Shokan, NY (Freestyle) GMAP
Asking Price: $74,900
Beds: 2/1
Baths: 2
Square Feet: 924
Year Built: 1977
Land: 1.0 acres
Taxes: $1,972
Features: Looks good with hipster moustache.

42 Liberty Street, Liberty, NY (or Zillow) GMAP
Asking Price: $59,000
Beds: 2/2
Baths: 2
Square Feet: 1,880
Year Built: 1949
Land: .17 acres
Taxes: $5,800
Features: Hardwood floors.

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