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These Manhattan three bedrooms are listed for under $1 million and having open houses this weekend

By Nathan Tempey  | February 16, 2018 - 12:00PM

The good news is this beautiful Washington Heights apartment is listed for $545,000. The bad news is that it's in a heavily buyer-restrictive HDFC co-op building.

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On Thursday, we delved into the world of three bedrooms listed for under $1 million in Manhattan. They're a rare sort of apartment, and brokers told us that they're most often found uptown, and in income-restricted HDFC co-op buildings. If you're in the market and want to see one of these places in person, you're in luck.

Here are five three bedrooms listed for less than $1 million that are having open houses this weekend.


611 West 156th St., Washington Heights

This three bedroom, one-and-a-half bath (also pictured at top) is an income-restricted HDFC co-op listed for $545,000. The relatively low price is put into perspective when you account for the restrictions: for buyers with two or fewer dependents, the maximum household income is $62,151, and for those with three or more dependents, the max is $72,507. If that's you and you can swing a down payment, the payoff is an apartment with 10-foot beamed ceilings, crown moldings, bay windows, French doors, windows in the kitchen and bathrooms, and an original mantel.

The building has a live-in super and a laundry room. The maintenance is just $588 a month.

The open house is Sunday, February 18th, noon-2 p.m.


133 West 140th St., Harlem

This three bedroom, one bath is another HDFC co-op, and it's listed for only $375,000. The income restrictions are $80,160 a year for a single person, $91,860 for 2-4 people, and $123,720 for 5. 

The apartment has south-facing windows (many are close to a brick wall), exposed brick in the living room, closets in the bedrooms, and lots of cabinets in the kitchen. The building has an elevator, a part-time super, and a laundry room in progress. Pets are permitted. Maintenance is $682 a month.

The open house is Sunday, February 18th, 11 a.m.-noon, by appointment only.


305 West 143rd St., Harlem

This three-bedroom, two-bath condo measures in at 1,300 square feet and takes up the whole fourth floor of the five-story building. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with double sinks, and the apartment has nine closets in all. The kitchen includes a dishwasher and pantry, and there's a washer and dryer in its own closet.

The building has a gym, a pool, and storage, and pets are allowed.

The apartment is listed for $995,000, and has common charges of $898 a month. A J-51 tax abatement is in place until 2039.

The open house is scheduled for Sunday, February 18th, noon-1 p.m.


100 West 141st St., Harlem

There's a lot of activity in the West 140s this weekend! This three bedroom, one bath is another HDFC co-op. It's listed for $449,000, with income caps of $80,160 for one person, $91,680 for two, $103,080 for three, $114,480 for four, and $123,720 for five. 

The apartment has a separate living room and dining room, with exposed brick and a decorative fireplace in the living room. The kitchen has a dishwasher, and there's a washer and dryer. The bathroom has a clawfoot tub and a vanity with storage. The listing says the oak floors have been refinished, and the electrical system has been updated.

The building has cameras, two supers, and commercial tenants. Pets are allowed. Pieds-a-terre are not. Up to 80 percent financing is available.

The open house is set for Sunday, February 18th, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.


100 West 57th St., Midtown

As the one apartment south of 125th Street and the one non-HDFC co-op, this apartment stands out on the list in more ways than one. Two other things that make it remarkable: It's a sponsor unit, meaning the buyer doesn't have to put up with the board interview process, and it's on Billionaire's Row, but listed for "just" $899,000.

It appears that it's actually a two bedroom, with a dining room that could be converted. The apartment is described as recently gut renovated, with two bathrooms, seven closets, parquet flooring, and three exposures. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom. It's in a doorman building with valet service, a bike room, a parking garage, and storage. It's pet friendly, and pieds-a-terre and co-purchasing are allowed. Maintenance is $2,908 a month.

Why it hasn't sold in 134 days on the market beats us. Perhaps it's the high maintenance? If you have an idea, let us know in the comments.

The open house is set for Sunday, February 18th, 1:30-3 p.m.



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