Look past the lack of staging and observe that this one-bedroom, one-bath apartment on a prime Brooklyn Heights block (24 Monroe Place, #8C) has the advantage of both location and pre-war charm. The windowed eat-in kitchen has been recently renovated, and the apartment has three closets.
Despite the rather high $1,185/month maintenance, there is no doorman. But the building has a live-in super, an attractive roof deck, and bike storage.
According to StreetEasy.com, the apartment was originally listed in May of 2009 for $469,000, fell out of contract last June, and now bears a much more reasonable $359,000 asking price. Near the top of the market, unit 6C, two floors below, sold for $480,000 (25% more than #8C's current ask), and in August 2009, 12C sold for $410,000 (13% more).
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