Real Estate in Fort Greene

Sunday, April 15, 2007


My friend Valerie and I went to go see an apartment for sale a few doors down from my apartment today. It was the first open house and the place was listed at $294,500 for a one bedroom, which seemed pretty reasonable for the neighborhood. Both of us thought that it would be an odd apartment, judging by the (wide angle lens) photos and floorplans on the Corcoran website, but I don't think either of us anticipated how small it was going to be. The measurements and proportions for the living room area suggest that it is a long, narrow room. However, the 19-foot part of the measurement on their plans is clearly the measurement from the bedroom to the far wall, not the length from the kitchen wall to the window. We both concurred that the broker had intentionally mislead people with the way the floorplan was drawn.

Despite the fact that this apartment was very small, there were lots of people there, and many seemed genuinely interested. I was certainly surprised. It is one of the nicest buildings in the area and the common garden is a big perk, but it seems like an awful lot for an awkward, small apartment. In any case, it was good to go see it and to know what else is out there on the market these days.

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