Today’s Open House Picks are all updated and offer a variety of styles: 633 MacDonough Street has a rustic renovation featuring exposed beams and exposed brick (painted white). The most expensive of the four, 395 14th Street in South Slope, has a clean, almost completely modern look with no details.

In Bushwick, 228a Palmetto Street is probably a flip but it’s more luxurious than most, with diagonal floors, original mantels still intact, and a kitchen island with vintage style details. Bed Stuy’s 326 Greene Avenue is the most traditional of them all, with plenty of original detail and updated kitchens and baths.

395-14th-street-042415South Slope
395 14th Street
Broker: Oxford Property Group
Price: $2,850,000
Sunday 12:00 – 2:00
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326-greene-avenue-042415Bed Stuy
326 Greene Avenue
Broker: Ideal Properties
Price: $2,100,000
Sunday 12:00 – 1:30
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633-macdonough-street-042415Bed Stuy
633 MacDonough Street
Broker: Corcoran
Price: $1,450,000
Sunday 12:30 – 2:00
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228a-palmetto-street-042415Bushwick
228a Palmetto Street
Broker: Corcoran
Price: $1,100,000
Sunday 1:30 – 2:30
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All four of our open house picks sold within six months. 102 Gates Avenue in Clinton Hill closed for more than $150,000 above ask.

The buyer of 396 Vanderbilt got a $100,000 discount in November. The buyer of 470 Macdonough street paid slightly below ask, and the sellers of 67 East 2nd Street in Windsor Terrace got the biggest bump of all when their house closed for $187,000 more than its list price.

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Open House Picks 10/17/14 [Brownstoner]

All our picks today are renovated with details, and the prices show “emerging” and “prime” Brooklyn converging again. Nothing is under a million, with three just under $2,000,000 and one just under $3,000,000.

The most expensive listing, in Park Slope, is relatively affordable for the area and has charm to spare. Our first Crown Heights pick has particularly lavish wood work and mantels.

291-8th-street-s-041715Park Slope
291 8th Street
Broker: Brooklyn Properties
Price: $2,700,000
Sunday 1:00 – 3:00
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1134-bergen-041715Crown Heights
1134 Bergen Street
Broker: Corcoran
Price: $1,895,000
Sunday 12:00 – 1:30
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633-st-johns-place-041715Crown Heights
633 St. Johns Place
Broker: Corcoran
Price: $1,770,000
Sunday 12:00 – 1:30
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354a-20th-street-041715Greenwood Heights
354a 20th Street
Broker: Corcoran
Price: $1,689,000
Sunday 12:30 – 2:00
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Good news for prospective buyers out there: Not everything sells at or over ask. Three out of the four properties below did sell, and one is in contract, so they are moving.

The discount on the PLG and Bed Stuy houses was pretty substantial($164,000 and $220,000). The Flatbush house, the least expensive of the bunch, went just under ask.

If the Bushwick house is in contract for the last ask, $999,000, that’s a hefty discount too.

Open House Picks Six Months Later 4-16-15

All four of our Open House Picks this week appear to be in move-in condition. The two most expensive listings, in Park Slope and Crown Heights, have been gut renovated and are thoroughly modern in style.

The least expensive, in Kensington and Dyker Heights, have also been updated but retain vintage charm — from circa 1900 and 1930s, respectively.

198 13th streetGowanus
198 13th Street
Broker: Corcoran
Price: $2,395,000
Sunday 3:00 – 5:00
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1062 Sterling PlaceCrown Heights
1062 Sterling Place
Broker: Warren Lewis Sotheby’s
Price: $1,425,000
Sunday 2:30 – 3:30
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221 east 4th street

Kensington
221 East 4th Street
Broker: Corcoran
Price: $1,300,000
Sunday 1:00 – 3:00
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293 Battery AvenueDyker Heights
293 Battery Avenue
Broker: Corcoran
Price: $749,000
Sunday 1:00 – 3:00
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We always do a double take when a house in “prime” Brooklyn asks so much less than one in an “emerging” area but we see it more and more as prices rise. Such is the case today, and the reason is condition.

Any architects out there looking for a house with absolutely no details in need of a total makeover should check out the Carroll Gardens listing — it looks low for the area. The rest of the properties are renovated with details. They appear to be in move-in condition and will satisfy a range of budgets.

65 SkillmanWilliamsburg
65 Skillman Avenue
Broker: Aptsandlofts.com
Price: $1,799,000
Sunday 1:00 – 2:00
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1107 park placeCrown Heights
1107 Park Place
Broker: Corcoran
Price: $1,750,000
Sunday 1:00 – 2:30
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10 dennet place

Carroll Gardens
10 Dennett Place
Broker: Corcoran
Price: $1,299,000
Wednesday 5:00 – 6:30
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216 E 56th streetEast Flatbush
218 East 56th Street
Broker: Halstead
Price: $525,000
Saturday 12:00 – 12:30
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A Place-block house in Carroll Gardens house sold for a bit above asking. It was not exactly dripping with details but had a very appealing renovation.

Three out of four properties sold — including new construction in Crown Heights. But two of the four sold for slightly below the asking prices. They definitely lacked the charm of the Carroll Gardens house. Perhaps they were priced a little aggressively for their location and condition?

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Open House Picks 9/26/14 [Brownstoner]

This week our Open House Picks consists of two outliers and two flips. The most expensive property is a single-family house in Victorian Flatbush that appears to be a custom-built home dating from the mid to late 20th century. Bargain hunters should check out the pick at the other end of the price scale, a circa-1900 neo-Colonial in Old Mill Basin. The two flips, both in Bushwick, are unusually decent, plus they also have original details such as mantels, window surrounds and stairs.

200 rugby road ditmas park 32015Prospect Park South
200 Rugby Road
Broker: Halstead
Price: $2,100,000
Sunday 1:00 – 3:00
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73 cornelia street bushwick 32015Bushwick
73 Cornelia Street
Broker: Corcoran
Price: $1,200,000
Sunday 12:00 – 1:00
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Bushwick
1163 Putnam Avenue
Broker: Corcoran
Price: $950,000
Sunday 12:00 – 1:00
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1457 east 58th street flatlands 32015Old Mill Basin
1457 East 58th Street
Broker: Fillmore
Price: $444,000
Sunday 1:00 – 3:00
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Three out of four sold ain’t bad. We’re surprised by the closing price of the Bushwick sale, which went over ask. Even for a freshly renovated property, which it was, $1,225,000 is a very high number for a house in this location, near the Halsey J train stop.

As for the other sales, the most expensive and the least expensive homes on the list, Park Slope and Greenwood Heights, both sold for slightly under ask. South Slope is still available.

Evidently, the high asking prices we’ve been seeing for a while in the outer fringes of Bushwick are no longer just pie-in-the-sky but actually reflect the market.

open house picks six months later 3-27-2015

Open House Picks 9/19/2014 [Brownstoner]

Yes, it’s snowing today. But the weekend should be warmer and there are lots of listings to check out. This is a prettier bunch of picks than we’ve seen in a while. Good luck with your hunting, and let us know what you see out there.

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Gowanus
434 Union Street
Broker: Corcoran
Price: $3,800,000
Sunday 11:00 – 1:00
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284 clermont avenue fort greene 32015

Fort Greene
284 Clermont Avenue
Broker: Corcoran
Price: $2,595,000
Sunday 12:30 – 2:00
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129 quincy street bed stuy 32015

Bed Stuy
129 Quincy Street
Broker: Corcoran
Price: $1,550,000
Sunday 12:00 – 1:00
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579 83rd street bay ridge 32015Bay Ridge
579 83rd Street
Broker: Corcoran
Price: $849,000
Sunday 2:30 – 4:00
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