The market reports are out, and according to Douglas Elliman, the median sales price in Manhattan in the fourth quarter of 2016 was $1.05 million (a dip from $1.15 million the previous year). With a budget tied to this number, you have choices that run the gamut, from a south-facing one-bedroom on the Lower East Side, a studio loft in DUMBO with a walk-in storage area, and a three-bedroom Colonial with a new roof in Jamaica Estates.
Here's what you'll find on the hunt:UPPER WEST SIDE, MANHATTAN: A 798-square-foot one-bedroom with 10-foot ceilings, oversized windows, a pass-through kitchen, a marble bathroom, and a washer and dryer in a 24-hour doorman building with a live-in super, a full-time maintenance staff, a spa, a fitness center with a pool, and a rooftop terrace at 120 Riverside Boulevard (between West 65th and West 66th Streets). $1.05 million, plus $1,061/month common charges, $752/month taxesMIDTOWN, MANHATTAN: A two-bedroom with a private entrance, two windowed bathrooms, a chef’s kitchen with granite countertops, and eight closets (including a tall coat closet) in a co-op with a 24-hour doorman, a private garden, bike storage, a fitness center, and a garage at 2 Tudor City Place (between East 40th and East 41st Streets). $1.055 million, plus $1,884/month maintenance LOWER EAST SIDE, MANHATTAN: A south-facing one-bedroom with custom oak floors and a modern kitchen with Italian cabinetry, Caesarstone countertops, and high-end appliances in a condo building with a full-time lobby attendant and a landscaped rooftop terrace with an outdoor kitchen and fireplace at 150 Rivington Street (between Clinton and Suffolk Streets). $1.03 million, plus $659/month common charges, $810/month taxes
GREENPOINT, BROOKLYN: A two-bedroom near McCarren Park with keyed elevator access, high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and central heating and cooling in a pet-friendly condo building at 128 Newton Street (between Manhattan and Graham Avenues). $1.05 million, plus $480/month common charges, $57/month taxesBUSHWICK, BROOKLYN: A two-family townhouse currently configured as a three-bedroom, two-and-half-bath owner’s duplex, with exposed brick finishes, hardwood floors, and an open living/kitchen combination, over a one-and-a-half-bedroom garden apartment with its own open living room-kitchen combo at 646 Chauncey Street (between Bushwick Avenue and Broadway). $1.049 million, plus $181/month taxes
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