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225 Central Park West, Apartment 620A

Details: A 325-square-foot (approximately) co-op studio.
Selling points: It’s in a Bing & Bing building with a stellar addressóright next door to the Beresford.
Trade-offs: It’s a former hotel suite and feels snug. Tough financial requirements too: 35 percent down, no pied-à-terre buyers, no parental help.
Maintenance: $638 per month.
Agent: Brian Lewis, Halstead Property.

$299,000

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153 Joralemon Street,
Apartment 4R, Brooklyn Heights


Details: A brownstone co-op one-bedroom.
Selling points: Eleven-foot tin ceilings, wrought-iron-and-stone fireplace. The bedroom’s been remade into a sleeping loft with a walk-in closet. The building has a souped-up roof deck.
Trade-offs: It’s a third-floor walk-up, and the kitchen has just a half-fridge.
Maintenance: $713 per month.
Agent: Vicki Negron, Corcoran.

$299,000

343 East 51st Street, Apartment 5F

Details: A 400-square-foot one-bedroom co-op converted from a studio.
Selling points: The bathroom’s roomy, as is the galley kitchen. The board allows a 10 percent down payment (though good luck finding a bank that agrees).
Trade-offs: The living room has no windows. There’s no doorman, either.
Maintenance: $765.42 per month.
Agent: Miyuki Katagiri, Halstead Property.

$299,000

915 President Street,
Apartment 1M, Park Slope


Details: A renovated co-op studio.
Selling points: It’s the cheapest apartment on a park block, per StreetEasy, and was completely redone in 2007. There’s a small fenced patio out back for container gardening (or grilling).
Trade-offs: It’s on the ground floor (but in the rear, which helps cut down noise).
Maintenance: $520 per month.
Agent: Joseph Baglio, Madison Estates.

$275,000

101 West 23rd Street, Apartment 3M

Details: A 550-square-foot one-bedroom co-op converted from a studio.
Selling points: Generous space, with two walk-in closets plus a dressing area.
Trade-offs: The maintenance is high, and the bedroom’s too small for a queen-size bed. The kitchen could use a touch-up and maybe a new fridge to match the stainless stove and dishwasher.
Maintenance: $1,184 per month.
Agent: Jane Calvin, Corcoran.

$272,000

238 East 84th Street, Apartment 1B

Details: A 340-square-foot studio co-op.
Selling points: Plenty of light; overlooks a garden; close to the subway at Lexington Avenue and the emerging one on Second Avenue.
Trade-offs: Pretty small. "If you put a Murphy bed in it, it’ll be quite nice," says listing broker Heidi Nauleau. No pied-à-terre buyers, no guarantors.
Maintenance: $532 per month.
Agent: Heidi Nauleau, Barak Realty.

$259,000

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