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How to Buy a Wreck 

 And Three to Consider
Houses with big problems, big potential.

From left to right:

Price: $649,000
311 West 126th Street
To be clear: This one needs a total overhaul. But the lot’s deep (100 feet), and it’s in prime Harlem, two and a half blocks from the restaurant scene on Lenox Avenue.
Broker: Christopher L. Riccio, Leslie J. Garfield.

Price: $699,000
1889 Lexington Avenue
This twelve-room house, currently an SRO, has a lot of detail remaining but also needs a lot of attention. And it’s only a block and a half to the train.
Broker: Joseph Baglio, Madison Estates & Properties.

Price: $1.2 Million
68 Edgecombe Avenue
Once used as a church annex, this brick townhouse (five bedrooms, three full baths) needs a new roof and heavy cosmetics. Upside: three exposures and a garage.
Brokers: JoLinda Ruth Cogen and Michael Davu, Prudential Douglas Elliman.


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