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Westchester Couple Moves from Condo to House

Welcome to It Happened One Weekend, our weekly roundup of The New York Times real estate section...

Every "The Hunt" column begins with the Hunters describing the apartment they want, and ends with them rationalizing whatever they came away with. This is The Hunt: Dreams vs. Reality
The Hunters: a couple looking to buy
Price
Dream: $900,000
Reality: $937,500
Neighborhood
Dream: Larchmont
Reality: Larchmont
Amenities
Dream: 4BR house, basement, yard
Reality: 4BR house, finished basement, yard
Summary
This weekend's Hunters are a young family looking to buy a new house in Westchester. The Mosses moved out to Larchmont eight years ago, buying a three-bedroom condo. But after having two kids, they started to think about upgrading to a house. They had a budget of $900,000 and specifically wanted a fourth bedroom, a basement for storage, and a small yard. Eventually, they found a four-bedroom Tudor that was smaller than they expected, but it was still a nice property with more space than their condo. They paid $937,500 and moved in last spring. [The Hunt/Condo to House: Same Town, More Room; photo via Joe Desiderio/Curbed Photo Pool]