You’ll find plenty of one-bedrooms in Manhattan and two- to four-bedroom abodes throughout Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island if you’re hitting the sales market with a budget of $550,000. And if you're hoping for multiple levels, you’re in luck, provided you take your search to Brooklyn or Queens, which have a selection of duplexes at this price point.
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UPPER WEST SIDE, MANHATTAN: A one-bedroom, one-bath co-op with exposed brick and a gas fireplace in a pet-friendly building with a common roof deck and common laundry at 301 West 89th Street (between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive). $550,000 plus $972/month maintenance
UPPER EAST SIDE, MANHATTAN: A one-bedroom, one-bath co-op with an eat-in kitchen and original herringbone floors in the living room in a pet-friendly building with a roof deck at 315 East 77th Street (between First and Second). $550,000 plus $971/month taxes
MIDTOWN WEST, MANHATTAN: A one-bedroom, one-bath co-op with a renovated kitchen and renovated marble bath in an elevator building that doesn’t allow pets, but does accept pied-a-terre at 421 West 57th Street (between Ninth and 10th). $550,000 plus $978/month maintenance
BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, BROOKLYN: A two-bedroom, one-bath duplex condo with a private rear balcony and a vented oven in a boutique seven-unit building with a common roof deck, laundry facilities and a 15-year tax abatement at 739 Lafayette Avenue (between Throop and Thompkins). $550,000 plus $377/month common charges, $5/month taxes
CONEY ISLAND, BROOKLYN: A two-bedroom, two-bath condo with a washer/dryer and dishwasher in an elevator building that allows pets at 3030 West 32nd Street (at Sea Place). $555,000 plus $387/month common charges, $14/month taxes
BELLROSE, QUEENS: A four-bedroom, one-bath brick cape house with a finished basement featuring a laundry room and a rec area at 85-44 253rd Street (between 85th and 86th). $549,000 plus $5,108/month taxes
ROCKAWAY ALL, QUEENS: A three-bedroom, two-bath second-floor duplex condo in a detached house within the Ocean Walk Condominium II complex at 124-19 Rockaway Beach Boulevard (between Beach 124th and Beach 125th). $549,000 plus $289/month common charges, $231/month taxes
RIVERDALE, BRONX: A three-bedroom, two-bath co-op with a renovated kitchen and a dishwasher in a doorman building with indoor parking and a gym at 4555 Henry Hudson Parkway (between West 242nd and West 246th). $550,000 plus $1,476/month maintenance
OAKWOOD, STATEN ISLAND: A three-bedroom, two-bath colonial house with two-zone baseboard heating and separate air conditioning line, as well as an alarm system and a deck to the backyard at 408 Lynn Street (at Oak Avenue). $549,000 plus $4,230/month taxes
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