Clinton Hill is a smallish neighborhood sandwiched between two better-known ones: Fort Greene and Bed-Stuy. It’s home to the Pratt Institute, giving it something of a college-town feel. Tree-lined streets and brownstones don’t hurt, either! Our Deal of the Week, 195 Willoughby Ave. #307, is a spacious Clinton Hill 1BR with plenty to love.

The Price: $450,000

The median asking price for a home in Clinton Hill is $975,000, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. That means our Deal of the Week is less than half the average price for the neighborhood!

In addition, the co-op requires only a 10% minimum down payment, which in the case of this Clinton Hill 1BR comes to less than $50K. Buyers who put down the minimum of $45,000 can expect to see monthly payments of $2,496. This includes a mortgage payment of $1,684 and a maintenance fee of $812.

Why You’ll Love It…

Our Deal of the Week greets you with a foyer entry and a big closet — a great start! And there are three more closets throughout the unit. The alcove kitchen has a good amount of cabinet storage as well.

This Clinton Hill 1BR’s living room is extra spacious, with more than enough room for a sitting area plus a dining set. (In other words, you won’t have to eat dinner on your coffee table anymore!) You could easily fit a desk in there, too. But the star of the show is that huge east-facing window, which lets in plenty of bright natural light. There’s a similar window in the generously sized bedroom. And the subway-tiled bathroom is both stylish and functional.

In addition, the co-op building has a full-time doorman and a live-in super, both of which are super convenient. So is the common laundry room and bike storage. And it’s all right near the Pratt campus, so you can take full advantage of its sculpture garden and art exhibitions. Fort Greene Park is just a few blocks away as well.

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… And Why You Might Not

While this Clinton Hill 1BR is sizable overall, the kitchen definitely got the short end of the stick. It feels a bit cramped compared with the rest of the space. In addition, the oven and fridge don’t match — one’s white and the other is stainless steel. And there’s no dishwasher or built-in microwave. But for the price, this apartment is still pretty hard to beat.

To learn more, check out the listing at 195 Willoughby Ave. #307, in Clinton Hill.

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