A nice three-bedroom co-op for under $700,000? Yes, please.
This Morningside Heights apartment at 3115 Broadway #52/53 is a combination of two one-bedrooms and includes two full baths. Listed for $699,000 with $1,053 a month maintenance fees, the unit is in an HDFC building with no income restrictions, and co-purchasing and guarantors are allowed. The bad news: it's a fifth-floor walk up.
Features include some exposed brick walls and wood floors in nice if not pristine shape, moldings, and a separate dining area off the living room. In addition to the two bedrooms (we just see the master, which is a good size) there is an additional room that could be used as a bedroom or office.
The kitchen and bedroom were redone five years ago and both look well maintained. The kitchen looks pretty narrow, a factor not exactly helped by the placement of the washer and dryer as it's staged.
The building has a live-in super, a pet-friendly policy, and a shared outdoor patio. There is also laundry in the building if you want to free up some square inches in the kitchen.
Subletting is allowed for two year intervals with board approval.
As for location, this co-op is near Columbia University, Barnard College, and the Union Theological Seminary, as well as Riverside and Morningside parks. The nearest train station is the 1 at 125th Street and Broadway (about a block away) and the A, C, B, and D trains are all within a 10-minute walk.