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An Affordable Apartment In SoHo?

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An Affordable Apartment In SoHo?

An Affordable Apartment In SoHo?

NEW YORK — If you’ve ever thought about living in SoHo on the cheap, now might be the time.

It’s not that prices have suddenly plummeted.

Quite the opposite, in fact, if you’re looking at rentals. The average rent in Manhattan climbed to a near-record high of $3,309 at the end of 2011, while vacancy rates in the neighborhood dropped to well below 1 percent.

No, the affordable aspect of the real estate market in one of New York’s most popular areas was due to the historically low average rate on a 30-year mortgage — a mere 3.88 percent.

It’s that factor that makes a charming studio at 150 Sullivan Street, with maintenance of $645, just a little more than $1,700 per month to own. The description is as follows:

Divine studio in A-plus location. Nestled in the heart of Soho, this top floor walk-up features high ceilings, an abundance of natural light and an updated kitchen with room for a dishwasher. Features include exposed brick and recently re-stained dark walnut floors. A thoughtfully laid out floor plan makes great use of this residence. Liberal board allows pieds-a-terre, guarantors, parents buying for children and subletting. Investors welcome.

Sounds good, doesn’t it?

As always, if you know of anyone looking to buy, sell or rent a home in New York, please let me know.



Written by Bruno

2012.01.25 at 21:33

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  1. In my parallel life I can actually afford this apartment : )

    Nareen Luz Rivas

    2012.01.26 at 01:11

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