Man selling Brookline parking space for $55,000
BROOKLINE, Mass. (WHDH) -- Anyone who has been to Brookline knows finding a parking spot can be a tough task. Add in Red Sox games and it’s nearly impossible.
How would you like to own your own space? There’s one for sale, but it comes with a hefty price tag.
The spot, which looks like a typical parking space, is on the market for $55,000. And it’s the only one for sale in Brookline at this time.
Gene Hashkes is selling the space -- about 170 square feet, it’s within walking distance of Coolidge Corner, Boston University and the MBTA’s green line. He is the listing agent and is selling the space through his company's real estate office.
It comes with outdoor space… “And the neighbors are very quiet as well,” said Hashkes, as he pointed to the cars parked near the spot."
There is a small condo fee associated with the parking space -- $16 a month, but the price includes snow removal.
“You’ll never have to come change a light bulb, fix a toilet, or call the management company to repair anything,” said Hashkes.
No doubt parking is a premium in the city -- a spot in the Fenway area just closed for close to $70,000. A parking space in the Back Bay fetched $300,000 a few years ago.
It seems the trend is paying more for the spot than the car that will occupy it.
“Just for a parking spot? That’s a lot of money so I don’t think I would probably be purchasing it,” said Michelle Hallinan, a Brookline resident.
Hashkes is hoping someone will.
“People pay it, so why not sell it for that?” said one man.