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StreetEasy's Most Wanted: Brooklyn's not just for bridges — it's got homes with outdoor space for under $800k, too

By Sara Alessi  | April 27, 2012 - 8:20AM

On Monday, our Open House Scorecard highlighted Upper West Side prewar apartments for under a million, and the bargain-hunters are still out in force: This week's StreetEasy's Most Wanted--the 10 sales listings StreetEasy browsers saved more often than any others during the past 7 days--features a dossier of condos and townhouses in Park Slope and Williamsburg ringing in at under $800k, many with outdoor space.

A rare two-bedroom townhouse on the corner of Jackson and Leonard Streets in Williamsburg selling for $799k has a sweet private outdoor patio. The single family (legal two family) walk-up was nicely renovated by the owners in 2006, has an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, cherry wood cabinetry, new floors and new windows in all rooms. But the updates aren't just aesthetic: there's a new water heater, natural gas boiler and updated electric and plumbing systems with a hook-up for a new washer and dryer. It has insanely low monthly costs ($133/month in real estate taxes) and the Lorimer L train station is a four-block walk away. 

Also in Williamsburg, a $635k four-bedroom (yes, four) townhouse on a tree-lined block on Powers Street — between Manhattan and Graham Avenues — is move-in ready and offers a (small) backyard for the kids and pets to play in if the three-floor home feels too crowded. One of the rooms on the third floor offers city views — and speaking of the city, Manhattan is within reach via nearby transportation at Graham and Lorimer Avenues.

Over on 8th Street in Park Slope between 4th and 5th Avenues, a $715k two-bedroom condo offers a master bedroom that opens to a private balcony. The master also has an en suite bath and a walk-in closet. If you’re a sucker for saving money (who isn’t?) the apartment has low carrying costs with common charges at $346. The building itself is equipped with an alarm system, high speed Internet and is Cable TV ready. Other perks: there’s a W/D and dishwasher.

Another two-bedroom Park Slope condo — on the market for $349k — requires a bit more work. Located on the corner of 9th Street and 8th Avenue, it’s a fixer-upper that needs “your TLC.” Although the one-flight-up walk-up needs work, it shares a roof deck and offers common storage in the basement, and common charges are $280. 

Whether you’re enticed by Brooklyn or Manhattan, click through the rest of the Most Wanted below. And try out BrickUnderground’s free Agent Referral Servicefor help finding a new home in any borough. 

  1. 514 9th Street—2-bed condo, $349k
  2. 220 W 71st Street—2-bed condo, $849k
  3. 622 Greenwich Street—3-bed co-op, $2.35m
  4. 220 W 71st Street—1-bed condo, $599k
  5. 152 Powers Street—4-bed townhouse, $635k
  6. 94 Jackson Street—2-bed townhouse, $799k
  7. 47 East 87th Street—2-bed co-op, $1.195m
  8. 144 East 84th Street—2-bed co-op, $810k
  9. 210 East 17th Street—1-bed co-op $495k
  10. 243 8th Street—2-bed condo, $715k

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