A Rush to Sell in Midtown East

Calling all bargain-hunters: Time's running out on the owners of this one-bedroom at 324 East 50th Street, who are so anxious to sell they've lowered the price to $499,000 — what they paid for it a year ago. Almost immediately after they moved in, the wife got pregnant, and now they're moving back to San Francisco to be close to family, explains listing broker Holly Sose of City Connections Realty. Midtown East isn't exactly oozing with charm, but this property is, thanks to the exposed-brick walls and ten-foot-high beamed ceilings. Plus, at just under 700 square feet, it's decently sized, though most of the square footage goes to the enormous living room (the bedroom's tiny). —S. Jhoanna Robledo