Salisbury, Md. | $195,000
A 1940 colonial with four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, on a 0.28-acre lot
Salisbury (population: about 32,000) is the biggest city on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. It is in the center of the Delmarva Peninsula between Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, about two and a half hours southeast of Washington and two and a half hours north of Norfolk, Va. The Assateague Island National Seashore is about 30 miles southeast. This property is in a revitalizing neighborhood, on a street with vintage homes, within walking distance of downtown. Salisbury University is about two miles southwest, and the TidalHealth Peninsula Regional hospital is about a mile south. The house has a three-year-old roof and a new HVAC system.
Size: 2,688 square feet
Price per square foot: $73
Indoors: A foyer with high ceilings edged in dentil molding opens to a living room with a wood-burning fireplace on the right and a dining room on the left. Both rooms have hardwood floors. The living room opens to a four-year-old enclosed sunroom, while the dining room connects to a two-part kitchen with black-tile flooring and white cabinets with granite countertops. The near portion is a breakfast room with a bay window. The far portion, separated by a peninsula, is a work area with stainless-steel appliances. A powder room and a back staircase are off the kitchen.
The four second-floor bedrooms are spacious, with hardwood floors and closets. The primary bedroom includes an en suite bathroom with vintage floor and wall tile (basket-weave and blue) and a streamlined tub with a shower head. The hall bathroom also has Deco flourishes as well as a ceramic bowl sink set on a vintage cabinet.
Outdoor space: Lawns stretch in front and back. The fenced backyard also has a patio, circular garden beds, specimen trees and a shed. The attached two-car garage includes finished loft space.
Taxes: $2,344 (2020, based on a tax assessment of $115,800)
Contact: Donna Harrington or Amanda Tingle, the Harrington Group, Coldwell Banker Realty, 443-783-3521; matrix.brightmls.com
Minneapolis | $185,000
A two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo in a 1966 building
This second-floor unit is in a four-story, pet-friendly elevator building that sits slightly west of Lake Bde Maka Ska, less than 10 minutes by bike from Lake of the Isles Park and the Uptown neighborhood. The area is walkable, with plenty of shops and services.
Size: 1,083 square feet
Price per square foot: $171
Indoors: The unit entrance opens to a room with hardwood floors and gray-green walls. An open corner kitchen includes wood cabinets, granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. A chandelier is positioned for a dedicated dining area, and a wide window on the other side of the room establishes a lounging area.
The larger of the two bedrooms measures 17 by 12 feet and includes carpeting, a walk-in closet and an en suite half bathroom. The second bedroom is 14 by 11 feet and has the use of a hall bathroom with a combined tub and shower. There is also a closet with a washer and dryer hookup.
Outdoor space: The unit’s price reflects its lack of a balcony, but residents have access to a rooftop patio with city and partial lake views. A deeded parking space is in a lot in front of the building.
Taxes: $2,584, plus a $550 monthly homeowner fee covering water, sewer, gas, internet, cable, security, maintenance, lawn care, snow removal — pretty much everything except electricity; there is also a $176 monthly assessment that will extend to the end of 2027.
Contact: Stephanie Chandler, Stephanie Chandler Group, Edina Realty, 612-599-7107; edinarealty.com
Delhi, N.Y. | $190,000
A circa-1900 house with three bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms, on a 0.18-acre lot
This home is a block from Main Street in Delhi, a town in Delaware County, in the western Catskills, about three hours from New York City and an hour and a half from Albany. It is less than a mile from the campus of the State University of New York Delhi and two blocks from the west branch of the Delaware River, which runs through the town. (This property is not in a flood zone.) Popular communities within a half-hour drive include Oneonta, Andes, Bovina and Margaretville.
Size: 1,450 square feet
Price per square foot: $131
Indoors: The seller, who has owned the property since 2008, preserved charming features like concentric-rectangle-patterned floorboards, wainscoting, decorative ceilings, built-ins and fanciful hardware. She added modern comforts like a renovated main-floor powder room off the dining room and a Bertazzoni range in the kitchen, which was updated about a decade ago; it also includes white cabinets topped in butcher block, a metal farm sink and pendant lighting, as well as high-end appliances.
On the second floor are three bedrooms and a hallway bathroom. (Technically, the bathroom connects to two hallways, off front and back staircases.) The primary bedroom is in the rear and includes maroon walls, a box-beamed wood ceiling and two closets; the other bedrooms have one. The bathroom is black and white, and includes a combined tub and shower. The basement has a semifinished room, along with a room for mechanicals and storage.
Outdoor space: The house has a covered front porch. The owner added a pair of sheds, one of which has electricity and a wood stove and has been used as a workshop. Parking is in a carport.
Taxes: $3,193 (2020, based on a $55,000 assessment)
Contact: Susan Muther or Hazen Reed, Catskill Country Living Team, Keller Williams Upstate New York Properties, 607-746-3000; 5orchard.catskillcountryliving.com