Buying in Brooklyn is a great move for New Yorkers looking to stay in the city, but it can also be an expensive one. Our Deal of the Week proves that you can have great space in a convenient location at a reasonable (for NYC) price. This Clinton Hill 2BR at 185 Clinton Ave. #12A has plenty of style and character, too.
The Price: $718,000
According to the latest StreetEasy Market Reports, the median asking price for apartments in Clinton Hill is $950,000, putting our Deal of the Week at more than $200,000 below the median. Buyers who put down the minimum 20 percent down payment of $143,600 can expect to see monthly payments of about $3,861, consisting of a mortgage payment of roughly $3,007 and a maintenance fee of $854.
Why You’ll Love It …
This apartment has a semi-open floor plan that combines the living room, dining area and part of the kitchen into one area. All rooms feature large windows and hardwood floors, except the bathroom, which has been renovated with white marble flooring and clean white finishes.
In the kitchen, Caesarstone countertops take center stage, alongside white oak cabinets and stainless-steel appliances. There’s also an eat-in breakfast counter connecting the kitchen to the living room.
The master bedroom is large and has great views of the city, since this apartment is on the 12th floor. There’s also a large closet. The second bedroom is smaller, and situated on the other side of the kitchen, in an idea layout for privacy.
The apartment is located near the Clinton Hill Historic District and is right off of Myrtle Avenue, with its shops, restaurants, and other conveniences. It’s also right near Fort Greene Park, with its greenmarket and open space. Barclays Center isn’t far away, either.
The building allows pets, as well as gifting, parents buying, guarantors, pied-à-terres, and sublets, making this a great opportunity for buyers of all types.
… And Why You Might Not
This isn’t technically a true 2-bedroom, since the second bedroom doesn’t have a closet. But, there are a few closets near the living room, which could be used in place of one.
One other negative: the closest train line is the G. The C train is roughly half a mile away, which would lengthen some commutes. But for those seeking a comfortable, stylish Brooklyn 2-bedroom, this unit makes a nice option.
Check out the listing at 185 Clinton Ave. #12A, listed by Cecilia Brignole of Time Equities Brokerage.
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