Christopher Gavin --- Boston.com staff March 13, 2019 3:14 pm A private perch in the waters off Fairhaven, awash with some of the South Shore’s nautical past and panoramic seaside views, is on the market for nearly $1.4 million. 1 Crow Island, a spot in the heart of New Bedford Harbor with a lot of character, boasts “idyllic settings” peppered with benches and tables, making it a prime location for taking in sunrises and sunsets, according to its listing. There’s also plenty to see without leaving the two-bedroom house. “There is a very open floor plan — views from everywhere,” realtor Pam Pimentel of William Raveis Real Estate in Westport told Boston.com Wednesday. The 1,901-square-foot home has a kitchen, one full bath, three half baths, and a second floor with a separate entrance, kitchenette, and deck. The roughly 2.29-acre site, carrying a pricetag of $1,395,000, includes a steepled cabana with a deck (a structure the family … [Read more...] about A private island in New Bedford Harbor listed for $1.39 million
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By Alyssa Pereira, SFGATE Updated 9:27 am PST, Friday, February 22, 2019 Why get caught up in the rocky real estate market of San Francisco when you can get lost in the crags of your own personal 80-acre Irish island? With the median house cost in the city now floating just south of $1.4 million, you might instead consider buying this bucolic property two miles off the coast of Galway that's listed with a comparable asking price. Like many other pastoral portions of the European nation, High Island (or Ardoilean) is home to rolling grass, two fresh water lakes and an "abundance of birdlife." Also, like the mainland, it's teeming with historical artifacts. RELATED: An entire California wine appellation is on the market for $3.3 million Some ruins may date back to 300 BC, when some say it served as an Iron Age settlement, but it is slightly better documented to have hosted several dozen inhabitants in the seventh century, when early Christians built a monastery … [Read more...] about You can buy an 80-acre Irish island for the same cost as a median-priced home in San Francisco
The US housing market has been taking a beating. Home sales have been declining amid soaring home prices and rising mortgage rates, and affordability is especially acute among millennials, experts say. But a number of large US cities have ample supply of homes that are affordable on the median household income for millennials, according to a study by real-estate brokerage Redfin. Many are rust-belt economies that saw their populations decimated during the last recession as jobs evaporated but have since made a comeback amid one of the most robust employment markets in US history. The US housing market continues to take a beating. Home sales fell sharply in the second half of 2018, culminating in an especially bleak December: Existing-home sales in the US fell 10.3% from last year, the steepest decline in more than seven years, according to data released in January by the National Association of Realtors. This week, the NAR released data showing that pending home sales fell … [Read more...] about The US housing market has been battered amid soaring home costs — here are the most affordable cities for millennials to buy a home right now
Gen Zers, the group of Americans born between 1998 and 2016, are eager to become homeowners. A new realtor.com analysis estimates how much an 18-year-old today will need to save to buy a house by the time they’re 30, in the year 2031. Realtor.com calculated the monthly savings needed to buy a house with a 5%, 10%, or 20% down payment, closing costs equal to 3.6% of the purchase price, and no financial help from family. To buy a median-priced home in Houston, Texas, in 2031, an 18-year-old would need to start saving around $US155 a month. Generation Z may be young, but they have goals like the rest of us. Namely, to become homeowners. According to a realtor.com survey, 79% of older Gen Zers – the generation born between 1998 and 2016 – are certain they want to own a house one day (just 4% said they definitely don’t want the same). “Gen Z-ers don’t just want to become homeowners; they want to do it at a younger age and we found that … [Read more...] about Nearly 80% of Gen Z wants to own a home by age 30 — here’s how much they need to save monthly to buy a house in America’s biggest cities