If you’re looking for an affordable NYC neighborhood with lots of character and culture, check out Astoria, Queens. This gem of an area delivers easy commutes to Manhattan, fantastic parks, amazing restaurants, and quick access to LaGuardia. And prices are stellar compared to other nabes this close to Manhattan. For example, check out our Deal of the Week at 32-86 33rd St. #A7. This newly renovated Astoria 1BR can make you a homeowner for an incredible price.

The Price: $375,000

The median asking price for a home in Astoria is $774,999, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. That puts our Deal of the Week at less than half the median asking price for the neighborhood!

Buyers who put down the 20% minimum down payment of $75,000 can expect to see monthly payments of $1,911. This includes a mortgage payment of $1,242, common charges of $404, and monthly taxes of $265. By comparison, the median asking rent in Astoria is $2,100.

Why You’ll Love It…

Hello, gut-renovation! This Astoria 1BR boasts a brand-new kitchen with quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher. And the windowed bathroom is stylish and modern, with a gorgeous black and white color scheme.

The foyer entry would be a great spot for a work-from-home desk. It transitions into an open living area that has two windows and enough space for a dining set. New hardwood floors and recessed lighting throughout provide a clean and polished feel. The bedroom fits a king-sized bed. In addition, three closets offer generous space for clothing, linens, and cleaning supplies (or your extensive shoe collection!).

Finally, our Deal of the Week is set in a converted prewar building complete with an elevator, laundry room, and live-in super. Multiple train lines are nearby, as well as plentiful restaurants on 33rd and 34th Avenues.

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… And Why You Might Not

This Astoria 1BR appears to be located on the building’s first floor, which means it might be susceptible to street noise. And at 470 square feet, it’s not exactly huge. Additionally, the photos are of the condo conversion’s model unit, not the actual unit — so look at that floor plan carefully! Regardless, though, owning your own home in a great NYC neighborhood for just $375K makes this a Deal of the Week that’s hard to pass up.

To learn more, check out the listing at 32-86 33rd St. #A7, in Astoria.

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