With my head still abroad, I'm reluctant to dip back into the murky pool of New York real estate. Instead, a fantasy. Imagine you've finally made the break, are leaving the city and are heading off to live a quite different life. In a palace. Yes, the place needs a little work, but with looks like this, it seems like a minor detail.
This good sized one bedroom Budapest apartment, including a terrace with your own gargoyle, is currently on the market for $109,000. You can read the details here . You could find a studio apartment in a renovated building, centrally located, in the forty thousand range.