Hunter Contemporary, $249,000

It says something about the Hunter, NY real estate market that you can get a ski-in, ski-out house (or close to it) with 4,000 square feet for less than $250,000. 6 Lake Road in Hunter, NY has has six beds, for goodness sakes. The inside is what you’d expect: lots of wood paneling, open floor plan, cathedral ceilings.

Less than half an acre, but you’ve got the mountain in your yard. We think if you give it the full 1970s decor treatment, you could maximize its retro potential.

Now, most folks who buy a place like this are looking to rent it. We’ll report later in the week about the state of the rental market in Hunter, but for now, take a look at the VRBO listings. They range from $69 a night for the cheapies to upwards of $500. If you manage to actually rent yours out, you might just cover a couple of your mortgage payments, or at least your taxes: $4,000 per year.

6 Lake Road, Hunter (Keller Williams) GMAP
Asking Price: $249,000
Beds: 6
Baths: 2
Square Feet: 4,000
Land: .3 acres
Taxes: $4,069

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