If you’re in the market to buy a home this spring, now’s the time to hop on it. The selling season is ramping up with tons of new listings coming on the market every day and weekends are filling up with open houses. This weekend is no exception. There are tons of great open houses to see. We know that weeding through them all can be quite the time suck, so we’ve done some of the leg work for you and selected the top three open houses to see this weekend. Let’s go!
1. $665K Clinton Hill Two-Bedroom (below)
Located at 360 Clinton Avenue, easily one of Clinton Hill’s nicest blocks with wide avenues, big trees and stately rowhouses – this two-bedroom co-op has been recently renovated with a chef’s kitchen and all new stainless steel appliances. The layout lends itself to a growing family whose master suite is separated from the smaller second bedroom where a kid could nap undisturbed by the noise of the TV or parents talking.
For buyers into Brooklyn’s cultural scene, this place is certainly worth looking at it. The building is a short walk from BAM, the Brooklyn Flea and the local Saturday morning farmer’s market. Is this the perfect Brooklyn starter home? Check it out this Sunday and decide for yourself.
2. $825K Morningside Heights Two-Bedroom (below)
Back in Manhattan, there are plenty of open houses for two-bedrooms under $1M and among them, this Morningside Heights co-op stands out. The two-bedroom has a large living area featuring exposed brick, a fireplace and a tall wall of north-facing windows. The kitchen has been recently renovated and offers a window, so have no fears about one of those cramped, airless galley kitchens typical to prewar buildings on the Upper West Side.
One of the best things about this two-bedroom is that it’s located at 622 West 114th Street just a couple of steps up the hill from Riverside Park. If you’ve got a dog or kids, you and your brood would certainly be able to take full advantage of the nearby green space. (Psst: The building is pet friendly!) The gates of Columbia University are literally around the corner where you can attend public lectures and concerts, so no need to stray too far to get your cultural fix.
3. $850K Park Slope Two-Bedroom (below)
This Park Slope co-op is another prime two-bedroom find. If you are in the market for a classic Park Slope prewar place, be sure to check out the first showings of the property at one of the two open houses this weekend. The real hook for this apartment is that it manages to have all those quintessential prewar details – parquet floors, tin ceilings, built-in bookshelves and exposed brick – but it isn’t fussy or overdone. The place has recently been renovated and updated with stainless steel European appliances.
Although it’s just a block from Prospect Park, the apartment also offers a roof deck with views of the skyline. The building is pet-friendly and you’re allowed to store a stroller in the hall, which will save space and your parquet floors from scratches! Plus the building, 221 8 Avenue, is zoned for PS 321, one of the city’s best and most coveted elementary schools.