If you're looking to buy an apartment that you can update yourself, you may want to check out this $449,000 alcove studio with a view in the Fulton/Seaport area of downtown Manhattan.
The alcove section is currently configured as a workspace, but we think we'd put a bed and dresser there instead.
The kitchen, like the rest of the apartment, could use some updates, but as they say, it's got "good bones."
And check out that view (from both the window and the balcony, shown above). The reason the view is so majestic, though, is because you're literally steps from the FDR and the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge. Make sure you're okay with the location.
On the plus side, the apartment's on the 14th floor, so you may not hear the traffic as much as you see it.
And the apartment's located in a well-maintained building with doorman, elevator, and laundry facilities.