Every week we share the most popular shopping list of the week in New York City, as chosen by you, our StreetEasy users. The most popular sale for January 19 is a vast Harlem 2BR on the market for a shockingly low $ 299,000. Contact StreetEasy Expert on the list for more information on this restricted sale apartment. (StreetEasy Experts are agents with proven experience in a particular building or area.)
Beautiful Harlem 2BR in HDFC Building
Preserves: Until this writing, the most popular sale for January 19 has been saved by more than 270 users.
Price: $ 299,000. Assuming a 30-year mortgage and the minimum down payment of 20% ($ 59,800), StreetEasy estimates total monthly payments at $ 1,872. This includes the mortgage payment ($ 1,079), and a maintenance fee ($ 793). This Harlem 2BR is HDFC limited sale unit, so income limits apply.
Why it is so popular: That price is not a misprint: $ 299,000! The average asking price for Central Harlem is even $ 1M, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. That puts our most popular sale for Jan. 19 at less than a third of the neighborhood average. (Of course there’s a downside: In an HDFC building like this, buyers keep strict income limits. For this Central Harlem 2BR, one buyer can’t earn more than $ 95,220. See the list for more HDFC details.)
In addition to the unbeatable price, this is a spacious and well-equipped home. The large meter-tiled kitchen opens to a dining room at one end and the living room at the other. Elegant under-the-counter refrigerators and freezers free up counter space. Original floors and arched doors add character in general. And in the master bedroom, an exposed brick decorative fireplace and a welcome window seat add even more. The pre-war building has a large lobby, a new elevator and bicycle storage. Finally, everything is just a few blocks from Park San Nicholas and the city campus.
Contact StreetEasy Expert for the list for more information.