Even in a real estate climate where bidding wars and multi-million dollar deals abound, there are still plenty of apartments to be found for under $500,000 (and if you move to Staten Island, huge Victorian houses). In the name of making the hunt a little easier, we've combed the listings for good options in all five boroughs that will fit a budget of $450,000.
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WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, MANHATTAN: 1-bed, 1-bath co-op at 720 Fort Washington Avenue (between West 190th and 192nd). $445,000 + $946/mo maintenance.
EAST VILLAGE, MANHATTAN: 1-bed, 1-bath co-op at 626 East 14th Street (between Avenues B and C). $450,000 + $661/mo maintenance.
INWOOD, MANHATTAN: 2-bed, 1-bath condo at 571 Academy Street (between Sherman and Post). $449,000 + $526/mo common charges, $229/mo taxes.
BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN: 1-bed, 1-bath condo at 1610 Dekalb Avenue (between Wyckoff and Irving). $449,000 + $543/mo common charges, $33/mo taxes.
SHEEPSHEAD BAY, BROOKLYN: 3-bed, 2-bath condo at 2962 Ocean Avenue (between Avenues Y and Z). $460,000.
CLINTON HILL, BROOKLYN: 1-bed, 1-bath co-op at 355 Clinton Avenue (between Greene and Lafayette). $449,000 + $781/mo maintenance.
JACKSON HEIGHTS, QUEENS: 2-bed, 1-bath co-op at 3443 82nd Street (between 34th and 35th). $449,000 + $785/mo maintenance.
SPUYTEN DUYVIL, BRONX: 4-bed, 3-bath co-op at 629 Kappock Street (between Arlington and Henry Hudson Parkway East). $449,000 + $1,557/mo maintenance.
HUGUENOT, STATEN ISLAND: 4-bed, 1-bath house at 5304 Amboy Road (between Rose Lane and Arbutus). $449,000.