Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Listing of the Day: Throgg's Neck House

1014 Swinton Avenue - 6 bedrooms, 2 baths, $579,000

A really well maintained two family house with tons of room -3,025 square feet to be exact.
Well-done floors and a moderately updated kitchen helps make this 6 bedroom beauty even more attractive. A little greenery and landscaping never hurt anyone, right?

Throgg's Neck is a very family-friendly hood with lots of houses and not as many apartment buildings as in the rest of the BoogieDown, which means it is less crowded. In fact, parts of Throgg's Neck can have a downright suburban feel.

Monthly taxes of $271 are lower than the maintenance on most one bedroom or studios in the Bronx. The six bedrooms are split into two units: one 4 bedroom unit and a two bedroom unit.

Most people wouldn't use more than the 4 bedrooms and could then rent the other unit to help defray the cost of the mortgage.

Throgg's Neck is somewhat of a car-culture, but there are certainly express buses to the City and local buses to the subway to the City.

In any case, this is a great house for a great price. Trying to settle down and buy an affordable house (or apartment) in NYC aint easy. At less than $100k per bedroom this house defies real estate logic. For those of us who don't have a cool mil to burn on a smallish house in Lefferts Gardens, there's always Throgg's Neck. Wise up people - move to the Bronx.


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