03 May 2006

My 'hood

I live one mile from the beach. It is warm year round here. The surfing is good. The people are friendly. We have tons of great restaurants. Fresh guacamole is piled high and the tortilla chips are made fresh.

Why don't you want to live here, then?

Let me show you.

This house

A one bedroom, one bath, 576 sq ft I-kid-you-not quonset hut built in 1948 and presently located on a really ugly street is $379,000. Marked down from $390,000.

It's hard to see in the picture, but it is made of corrugated metal. This I have seen with my own eyes.

So enjoy where you are, and come here on vacation. I will take you to the fun places.


wordgirl said...

Unbelievable! And yet...it happens everywhere.

noncommon said...

crazy. and what for i wonder? in my neck of the woods, that could get you a 4 bd., 2 1/2ba., with kitchen, dining, living, and 8 acres. saw it the other night online. it's kinda out in the sticks, but hey...... come visit and i'll show you all the sights too!

Anonymous said...

A real quonset hut? Because some brand-x quonsets are not made with the galvanised corrugated metal, and then they rust. So it might not be that great of a deal...

Chicky Chicky Baby said...

Holy Crap! Are you f*cking kidding me?! I thought Mass. was bad. You can have your guac and earthquakes. I'll stay where I am, thank you very much, and suffer with the ice and snow.


Christina said...

I think I'm in shock. Seriously, $300K for a 500 sq. ft. metal box?

Yeah, keep your ocean views and warm weather. I'll just visit, and then go back to my under $150K 4-bedroom house in cold, landlocked Ohio. :)

SUEB0B said...

I am a one-person Anti-Chamber of Commerce!

Christina - it isn't $300k for a 500 sq ft metal box. It's damn near $400k.

And you were wondering why I rent?

Anonymous said...

It's metal? A metal building for that much?

Barbara said...

Man! You could get a Huge house for that in my neighbourhood. No Ocean near by though. Only a very very large river. For a Trailer it's maybe 55 thousand. I would have to check on MLS.com

tracey clark said...

Are you in my neck of the california woods, or should I say beach? '
That house looks like a real find. Maybe I'll move.

SUEB0B said...

It is in Ventura, about a mile and a half from the beach...in a "neighborhood in transition" (read: gradually being taken over by hipsters) after being blighted for about 30 years.

Where are you?

Cristina said...

I live in CA too. The prices are ab-so-lutely shocking. And I haven't seen much of a decline yet.

Anonymous said...

At least you can find something for under 1M there...even if it is a little hut. I'm afraid if we ever lost this house that we'd not be able to afford another one here. Oi.

Hey, when they signed your yearbooks as a teenager, did anyone ever write:

When you get married and live in a hut, send me a picture of your first little nut"?

lol This post totally reminded me of that signature in my yearbook. Good times. Good times.

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