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5 starter apartments with open houses worth checking out this weekend

By Lucy Cohen Blatter  | August 25, 2017 - 3:00PM

As the city clears out this weekend for one of the last gasps of summer, it could be the perfect time to pounce on a sparsely attended open house. Here are five one-bedrooms around the city for under $450,000.

And if you want a broader idea of where to focus your starter apartment search, read our guide to the 8 best NYC neighborhoods for first-time buyers. Some of those areas make appearances in the picks below. Also, for a step-by-step look at buying as a first-timer, check out our Rookie Buyer series.


35-24 72nd Ave., #5G, Jackson Heights, Queens. This one-bedroom, one-bath pre-war co-op has generously sized rooms and a shared roof deck. It's also about four blocks from the E, F, M, R, and 7 trains. Asking price: $425,000. Open house: Sunday, Aug. 27, 12:30-2:30 p.m (Note: Building rules state that you need to make an open house appointment in advance.)


3320 Avenue H, #3E, Flatbush, Brooklyn. One-bedroom, one-bath co-op with a dining alcove, and hardwood floors a few blocks from the 2 and 5 trains. Asking price: $250,000. Open house: Saturday, Aug. 26, 1-2:30 p.m.

120 East 83rd St., #1B, Upper East Side, Manhattan. This 450-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bath co-op is in a no-frills but well-kept building on 83rd Street between Lexington and Park avenues. The building has a laundry room, private courtyard, bike storage, and an on-site manager. Open house: Sunday, Aug. 27, noon-2 p.m.



3333 Henry Hudson Pkwy., #5G, Riverdale, Bronx. This large one-bedroom, one-bath co-op has a living area big enough that it's currently being used as a living room and second bedroom. The building has a fitness center and indoor pool (for an additional fee). Asking price: $299,000. Open house: Sunday, Aug. 27, 3-4 p.m.


804 West 180th St., #2, Hudson Heights, Manhattan. Located in the far western part of Washington Heights, this prewar one-bedroom, one-bath co-op has new floors and a new coat of paint. Asking price: $345,000. Open house: Sunday, Aug. 27, 12:30-1:30 p.m.



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