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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Another Steal in Jackson Heights - 2BR+2BA Asks $259k!

If I hadn't just found our new home, I'd have to go have a look at this one that just listed a 10% reduction off what was already an astonishingly low price for an 1100 sq ft corner apartment with three exposures!

If you can look past the terrible listing photos (seller, clean up that clutter; agent, get a decent camera!), this apartment has great potential.





This price-reduced apartment certainly needs some work. Rip up those carpets to expose hardwood floors. Paint and plaster. Update the kitchen (not pictured, so it must need work).

But with a list price of $259k now, you've earned your renovation budget.

The only negatives: Some might balk at the first floor or at the rather high maintenance at $1100.


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Moving From "Hip" Carroll Gardens to Jackson Heights

Credit: Streeteasy.com

Yes, friends, we have found "the one". We made an offer on an apartment today and it was accepted!

It is a 2 BR in Jackson Heights, where I think Ross and I will be very happy. For half the price, no, one-third the price of a Carroll Gardens 2 BR we are getting 1100 square feet in a full-service building, with a super and porters, with a door man and garage - yes parking in the building!

It is a bit of a fixer upper. That photo above is actually the same apartment two floors down, already renovated. It gives you an idea of how lovely ours will be when I get through with it. The one we are buying looks like this right now: