Though many of New York's residents are renters, it's hard not to want to finally own a piece of this city for once and for all. These starter apartments with comparatively accessible asking prices can help you step up on the first rung of the so-called property ladder—and the monthlies may end up running much less than rent.
729 Decatur Street, Apartment 2B, Ocean Hill/Bedford-Stuyvesant. This 402-square-foot studio is in a boutique condo, and has central airconditioning, which will come in handy when the temps get warmer. Asking price: $325,000. Open house: Sunday, January 29, 2 pm to 3:30 pm.
25 Tudor City Place, Apartment 1016, Tudor City. This Tudor City Asking price: $325,000. Open house: Sunday, January 29, 11 am to 12 noon.
321 East 45th Street, Apartment 9A, Midtown East. This studio has three closets and a wall of north-facing windows, and is in a building with a part-time doorman. Asking price: $355,000. Open house: Sunday, January 29, 3 pm to 4 pm.
152 East 35th Street, Apartment 1D, Murray Hill. With a maintenance of less than $600 a month plus the mortgage, this studio in a pet-friendly building is appealing. Asking price: $369,000. Open house: Sunday, January 29, 11 am to 12:30 pm.
414 East 10th Street, Apartment 41, East Village. This studio used to be a one-bedroom, so it's spacious; it's in an income-restricted building, however, so your financials have to pass muster. Asking price: $372,000. Open house: Friday, January 27, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm, by appointment only.
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