While East End real estate can be astronomically expensive, there are still opportunities out there for first-time homebuyers if you know where to look. Here are five top picks.
• Riverhead, $250,000
This farmhouse on 0.38 acres has 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. It has been updated, including new heating, redone hardwood floors, and new carpet. Features include a formal dining room, and the property is a short walk from Main Street attractions.
• 136 Old Orchard Road, Wading River, $225,000
Located on a corner lot in the beach community Hartwood on the Sound, this 0.25-acre property has an 800-square-feet 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom ranch. Plans for a second story have already been drawn, so this starter home could one day serve a big family.
• 85 Elm Street, Calverton, $249,000
This country ranch home on 0.42 acres off Edwards Avenue has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. It has hardwood floors throughout, a brick fireplace and large rear deck and it borders parkland.
• 2 Old Squires Road, Hampton Bays, $229,000
On 0.20 acres, this cape has 4 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. The house is two stories and 1,138 square feet.
• 77 Hillcrest Avenue, Southampton Village, $245,000
With 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and room for expansion, this 1,096-square-foot cottage sits on 0.09 acres.