A FED-UP renter was so desperate to buy his first apartment, he paid the difference between the appraisal and the closing price out of pocket.
“There was a bidding war where the neighbor wanted to also buy it,ˮ explained Corcoran agent Victoria Reichelt, who repped both sides in the 20-day deal.
“At the end of the day, the market is judged by what the buyer is willing to pay. When the appraisal came in lower, he ended up paying the difference with no issue.ˮ
A Jnr. one bedroom with 10 ft. ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and updated appliances, Reichelt listed #610 at 77 Bleeker Street for $599,000, lower than other studios that were on the market.
“Overlooking a quiet, tree-line block, this is the best studio on the market at Bleecker Court,ˮ said Reichelt.
The buyer — who also owns a house in Sag Harbor — outbid the neighbor with his $635,000 offer.
306 W116th St.
Two bedroom, 2-bath condo with white oak flooring and floor-to-ceiling windows leading to private terrace. Open-layout, modern kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances. Master bathroom with soaking tub, separate glass shower and double sinks. Stackable LG vented washer/dryer, HVAC with a digital controller and custom Philips Hue lighting system. Amenities include virtual doorman, gym, private storage and bike room. CC: $1,152. Asking price: $1,250,000. Time on market: 60 days. Agent: Beth Gittleman, Bohemia Realty Group.
57 E118th St.
4,000 s/f three-family townhome near Marcus Garvey Park. Newly constructed in 2001, the building offers a three-bedroom duplex with private garden access plus two, fair-market two-bedroom rental units. All systems, electrical, plumbing and heating in good condition. Asking Price $2,275,000. CC: $587. Time on Market: 208 Days. Agents: Sheilisa McNeal, Weichert Soho; Rosy Klein, Rutenberg NYC
2056 Fifth Ave. #6A
Floor-through one bedroom, 1.5-bath apartment in restored 1920 Beaux-Arts building. High ceilings and over-sized windows. Chef’s kitchen opens into the living room. Bedroom with en suite bathroom — powder room for guests. Building has a virtual doorman, fitness center, bike storage and common courtyard. Asking Price: $800,000. Time on the Market: 68 days. Agents: Fabienne Lecole, Corcoran.
Upper East Side
240 E76th St. #16L
Two bed, 2-bath corner apartment on the 16th floor with 1,175 s/f of outdoor space on two separate, private terraces. One 835 s/f terrace off the living room with second 340 s/f terrace outside main bedroom. Gut renovated and custom designed with new stainless steel chef’s kitchen, dark hardwood floors and designer lighting, wet bar, washer/dryer. Asking price: $2,299,000. CC: $3,608. Time on Market: 118 Days. Agents: Stefani Berkin & Robert Barr, Rutenberg NYC.
Upper East Side
455 E86th St. #22E
Two-bedroom, 2-bath condo with city and East River views. Main living area has hardwood floors and access to private balcony. Pass-through kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances including microwave and dishwasher. Master bedroom has three walls of windows, a walk-in closet and en suite bath. In-unit washer and dryer. Located at The Channel Club where amenities include a health club, pool and garden. Asking Price: $1,695,000. CC: $1,846. Days on the Market: 4 weeks. Agents: Rachel Koenig, Compass; Carolina Germain, Citi Habitats.
320 E42nd St. #818,
Corner unit converted to one bedroom apartment. Large windows offering south and east exposures. Low maintenance includes utilities. Woodstock Tower has a gym on lobby level and backyard garden. CC: $1,345.07. Asking Price: $489,000. Time on Market: 22 Weeks. Agents: Elliot Adler & Patrick Todd, City Connections Realty, Inc.
15 Broad St. #1226
1,200 s/f one-bedroom, 1-bath loft with 11 ft. beamed ceilings, 28 ft. long living room and elevated bedroom area. Chef’s kitchen with Bosch range, oven and dishwasher and white Terrazzo countertops. Bath has Thassos marble soaking tub and separate glass-enclosed shower. White-glove building with roof deck, swimming pool, bowling alley, movie theatre and basketball court. Asking Price: $1,245,000. CC: $1,100. Days on the Market: 17 weeks. Agents: Melissa Olson, Elliman; Kevin Tsun, Citi Habitats.
99 John St. #802,
Loft with 11 ft. ceilings and flexible utilization of space separating the bedroom from the living area. Kitchen has stainless steel Electrolux appliances, deep gray stone countertops and white lacquer cabinets with soft-closed drawers. Calcutta Marble bathroom. Art Deco style lobby, 24-hour concierge, Zen garden, fitness center, lounge, screening room and kitchen, all topped by a landscaped rooftop terrace. On site parking garage and valet. CC: $347.43. Asking Price: $645,000. Time on Market: 15 Weeks. Agents: Stacey Chametznik, City Connections Realty; Jared Schwadron, Douglas Elliman.