Buy an Exotic Castle for As Much As Your Tiny Home
NEW YORK ( MainStreet) It's no secret that city real estate prices have gotten off the wall expensive. New York City owns the reputation, down to inspiring a popular blog about the city's worst rooms , but no matter what city you're in, coast to coast, buying property has gotten pretty brutal.
Just how bad is it? Bad enough that, for many people, they could easily give up their apartment in the city and move to a real life castle. Like one of these below:
So you've decided to enter the exciting world of homeownership. In competitive markets like these, you've got some tough decisions to make.
With a little over $2 million to spend, you could move into this castle that's for sale near Roanne, France. A beautiful little town near the French Alps, Roanne is known for it's amazing food and scenic location on the Loire River. Your new home sports a grand hall, five bedrooms, a library and approximately 183,000 square feet of wooded park in the French countryside.
Or, you could move into this charming little zero bed, zero bath, zero building empty lot on Staten Island. It does, however, have a wooden fence running along one side of the property, so you'll have a little privacy while sleeping in a tent.
Let's not just pick on New York.
Moving out to the West Coast, you could settle down in Cupertino, Calif., one of America's 4263 22nd St., San Francisco
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you 4263 22nd St. in San Francisco .
It may be brown today but just think, years before all of this extensive water damage, it once upon a time used to be white. The house may not have much in terms of character, class and style, but for $3.2 million you at least get what appears to be a very nice bush. Plus, the conspicuously run power lines let you know that electricity probably runs into the building.
Of course, this is if you live in San Francisco. Those lucky enough to have a few million dollars to spend in the Yucatan Peninsula can set themselves up in the Hacienda San Jose Poniente. This lavish nineteenth-century estate comes not only with grounds and gardens but also the ruins of ancient Mayan homes.
Or you could go with the bush. Your choice.
I'm not going to lie: I'd live in either of these places, but just for a moment let's pretend that you only have one $10 million to spend.