Category Archives: BOTTOM FISHING

BOTTOM FISHING: 2nd Cheapest House in East Hampton 249K

HERE’S WHAT YOU GET for the price: a circa 1970 ranch with vinyl siding on a .18 acre lot,¬† on a quiet dead end street in a woodsy section of Springs. The neighboring houses are of similar era, but “better,” … Continue reading

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Bottom Fishing: East Hampton Cottage 299K

HOW LOW CAN THEY GO? This is the first time I’ve seen a house in Springs (East Hampton) below the 300K mark, and it’s in a generally desirable section: the Maidstone Park area, a few minutes’ walk to a miles-long … Continue reading

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Two in Springs under 500K

WHEN I FIRST MOVED OUT TO SPRINGS in May of ’09, I had to revise upward my blog’s definition of “affordable real estate,” from 500 to 600K. Otherwise, I’d have had little to write about in the Hamptons, which has … Continue reading

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Bottom Fishing in Upstate New York

LIVING IN THE HAMPTONS, as I do part-time, I’m often floored by the low prices of real estate in breathtakingly beautiful upstate New York. Around here, mean little ’70s houses are often priced at upwards of half a mil (they … Continue reading

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Bottom Fishing in Bed-Stuy

TODAY MY COUSIN AND I WENT ON A RECONNAISSANCE MISSION to Bedford-Stuyvesant, often considered the last repository of affordable brownstones in Brooklyn. I hadn’t been that way in years, and it looked good. Less garbage on the streets than in … Continue reading

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BOTTOM FISHING: New Year’s Price Cuts

IT’S A NEW YEAR, and there are some new real estate prices to go with it. Lower ones. According to Michael Daly’s Hamptons real estate blog, there are more foreclosures, 30% price drops in some cases, and lots of activity … Continue reading

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BOTTOM FISHING: Ugly Houses, Stunning Views

CAN YOU GET A WATER VIEW in the Hamptons under or around 500K? Yes, you can! The house won’t be much to look at, though. Take the view of Amagansett’s Napeague Bay, top, for example. Here’s the house that goes … Continue reading

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