prospect heights 2br - deal of the week

Prospect Heights is a coveted neighborhood, and with good reason. The area is situated in-between two cultural giants: the Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. This also lands it right near Prospect Park, Barclays Center, and multiple subway lines. And the brownstone-filled streets exude charm. The nabe is on the pricier side, but our Deal of the Week, a bright Prospect Heights 2BR at 233 Prospect Place #2A, is a relative steal.

The Price: $725,000

The median asking price for a home in Prospect Heights is $1.2 million, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. That puts our Deal of the Week nearly half a million dollars below average for the area, despite its generous size.

Buyers who put down the 20% minimum down payment of $145,000 can expect to see monthly payments of $3,338. This includes a mortgage payment of $2,402 and a maintenance fee of $936.

Why You’ll Love It…

This corner-unit Prospect Heights 2BR is filled with natural light, thanks to windows in every room — a total of six, many of them oversized — with both south and west exposures. Light hardwood floors and wide doorways also add to the open and free feel.

Both bedrooms are accessed via the living room, which has plenty of storage, including built-in shelves and a walk-in closet. The bathroom has been updated with marble finishes and a deep soaking tub, and the spacious kitchen has plenty of room to eat-in. It also features a dishwasher and a washer/dryer combo (kiss those trips to the laundromat goodbye!).

For those looking to spend time outdoors, this location is hard to beat. Historic Grand Army Plaza is just three blocks away, which puts the Greenmarket, Prospect Park, and the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens all within quick walking distance. Within a couple blocks you’ll also find beloved neighborhood eateries like Ample Hills Creamery and Olmstead. Plus, the B, Q, 2, 3, and C trains are all nearby.

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… And Why You Might Not

One of the bedrooms in this Prospect Heights 2BR does not have a closet. It’s staged as a den in the listing, but it could easily be used as a bedroom or a home office. The unit is also in a walk-up building, but on the bright side, it’s only on the second floor. And the kitchen, while big and bright, could stand a bit of updating. But if you’re looking for a great find in a great Brooklyn neighborhood, be sure to check out the video walkthrough on the listing.

Check out the listing at 233 Prospect Place #2A, listed by Jeffrey Zoldan of Brown Harris Stevens. 

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