In this week’s edition of Buy Curious, guest broker Erik Serras of Ideal Properties Group educates prospective buyers on the finer points of brownstone shopping in Brooklyn.
THE WISH LIST:
“I’m hoping to buy a brownstone in Brooklyn. Assuming I want to sell within the next 10 years, which neighborhoods and types of brownstones will give me the best return on my investment, e.g. renovated vs. unrenovated, size, outdoor space, and location?”
If you’re on the hunt for the greatest return, provided my crystal ball is still working well, I would say that the next big push will take place in Prospect Heights/Crown Heights (yes, ok, ProCro).
With its dreamy tree-lined streets and its proximity to such amenities as Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Barclays Center, the neighborhood manages to give you a sense of turn-of-the-century Brownstone Brooklyn, while still managing to somehow seem modern.