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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


Our offer on an apartment today was accepted! It's 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're getting 1100 square feet in a full-service building, with a live-in super and porters and a doorman and — yes! — a parking garage!

It's a fixer upper, of course. This photo above is actually the same apartment two floors down, already renovated. But it gives you an idea of how lovely ours will be when I'm through with it. The one we're buying sadly looks like this right now: