07/15/14 12:55pm

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19 Grace Court is a charming prewar building at the end of dead-end street by the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. This third-floor two-bedroom is currently the only unit on the market; it’s got an asking price $875,000. It’s got nice light and is in good shape but only has one bathroom; what’s more, it appears that much of the original detail was lost in a recent renovation. Monthly maintenance is $998.

19 Grace Court, #3G [Stribling] GMAP

07/07/14 12:55pm

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We applaud the broker on this new listing at 30 Clinton Street for her honesty: “This prewar one bedroom coop apartment needs EVERYTHING. New walls, new floors, new fixtures, new appliances, and probably wiring and plumbing as well.” It’s a nice prewar building, though, and in a convenient Brooklyn Heights location. The asking price is $325,000.

30 Clinton Street, #2K [Brown Harris Stevens] GMAP

07/03/14 12:57pm

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We love the vibe of the apartments at the Ping Pong Factory at 110 Clifton Place. In particular, we dig the round concrete columns and big windows. There’s a second-floor two-bedroom that had been asking $900,000 currently in contract and this fourth-floor unit just hit the market with a price tag of $925,000. How do you think it stacks up against yesterday’s Grand Avenue listing we featured?

110 Clifton Place, #4E [Brown Harris Stevens] GMAP

07/01/14 12:57pm

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We’ve always taken special notice of this building at 85 Livingston Street because it’s named after an ancestor of ours but have rarely had the chance to include it on Brownstoner. This third-floor one-bedroom at the Robert Livingston in Downtown Brooklyn is about as straight-ahead a one-bedroom as you’ll find: good-sized rooms, sensible layout, reasonable maintenance of $995. It ain’t particularly sexy though so check your ego at the door. Asking price is $475,000.

85 Livingston Street, #3K [Corcoran] GMAP

07/01/14 11:30am

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Average co-op prices in north and northwest Brooklyn have spiked 71 percent since January to $687,000 and the average condo in Brooklyn now costs $1,080,000, according to a report from Ideal Properties. Both DNAinfo and The New York Daily News carried stories on the report, which is not yet available online.

A lack of inventory, especially of townhouses, is driving the increase, said an executive with the firm. Bidding wars are routine in Brooklyn, where inventory in general is lower than in Manhattan, an executive from Warburg Realty told DNAinfo.

Brooklyn Now the Borough of Kingly Prices [NY Daily News]
Brooklyn Co-op Prices Rise 71 Percent in Past Year, Reports Show [DNAinfo]

06/23/14 12:55pm

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We’ve only featured a listing at 155 Lafayette Avenue one time in 10 years (yes, Brownstoner is about to turn 10), which seems surprising given its central Fort Greene location. This new listing at the prewar co-op is a nice one to be sure.

The ground-floor pad has 2,000 square feet of living space and features three bedrooms, a home office and private garden space; there’s also a large guest suite on the lower level. The apartment’s been recently renovated in a modern but attractive style.

The ask is $1,700,000 and the maintenance is $1,614.56.

155 Lafayette Avenue, #1AB [Halstead] GMAP

06/18/14 1:00pm

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This prewar two-bedroom at 118 8th Avenue just hit the market with an asking price of $995,000. The eighth-floor co-op has lovely light and windows and there’s a dining alcove off the kitchen. The apartment overall has a nice feel but that second bedroom is definitely on the small side. No precise square footage measurement is provided but we’re guessing this asking price is coming in at around $1,000 a foot.

118 8th Avenue, #8E [Brown Harris Stevens] GMAP

06/09/14 12:58pm

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It is still possible to buy an apartment in Brooklyn Heights for less than $300,000, as this new listing for a studio at 54 Orange Street shows. At $299,000, it’s coming in just under the wire but looks like a reasonable deal: There’s good natural light, the place is in good shape and it’s not on the ground floor. What’s more, the monthly maintenance is just $366.

54 Orange Street, #4A [Keller Williams] GMAP

06/04/14 12:58pm

Ground-floor living isn’t for everyone but if you don’t mind the occasional peeping tom then this two-bedroom duplex at 391 Clinton Street might be worth a look. The main floor of the 1,192-square-foot pad has a large open-plan kitchen, dining and living area. Downstairs, the bedrooms actually get a lot more light than you might expect and are decently sized as well. Asking price: $985,000.

391 Clinton Street, #1A [Corcoran] GMAP

06/03/14 12:58pm

This handsome two-bedroom co-op at 65 Montague Street just hit the market asking $1,300,000. The Brooklyn Heights pad has great prewar bones, an attractively updated kitchen and generous proportions in the bedrooms. No square footage total is provided but we’re guesstimating that this asking price is coming in at about $1,000 a square foot. The maintenance is a very reasonable $1,034 a month. There’s an open house tonight from 5:30 to 7 pm.

65 Montague Street, #5C [Brown Harris Stevens] GMAP

06/02/14 12:58pm

This new listing at 275 Clinton Avenue is one of the nicer apartments we’ve ever seen in Clinton Hill. The prewar co-op features three bedrooms, tons of windows and light and a newly renovated kitchen. Given that the fourth-floor pad has a whopping 1,800 square feet, it makes the maintenance of $1,175 look like a bargain. Not so much the price tag of $1,495,000, but given how much houses nearby are selling for, this may look like an attractive alternative to family shoppers.

275 Clinton Avenue, #4-1 [Brown Harris Stevens] GMAP