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Purchase Cost Analysis of a NYC Apartment

The last of my three-part series with the fantastic NYC real estate agent and expert Renée Fishman. She gives a cost breakdown of an apartment I went to see in the West Village.

I went to one of Renée listings to see what's out there in the market. The apartment on 204 West Houston is a nicely laid out junior one-bedroom. (You can also take a look at her video tour.) First thing, the location is fantastic; right off of Sixth Ave. on West Houston so you're close to both Soho and the West Village. Second, the apartment is really charming. The current owners did a great job with the blue wall (I'm loving that shade of blue they used) and the furnishings, so right away, it felt like a place anyone would feel at home. This would be a great apartment for first-time buyers.

See the rest of the series: part one and part two. 

INFO: Renée Fishman | Vice President Halstead Property, LLC | 212.381.2392 | email

Photo Credit: Nico Arellano (Renée photo), Michael Weinstein (apartment photos)

Reader Comments (5)

Lovely apt! Love the blue also. It is so calming. Wish I could own an apt here in the city, but my husband and I need a house (I have a studio, and my husband does too...). Loved how the cost and info was broken down. Very easy to follow.

03.7.2013 | Unregistered CommenterWinnie

A well executed series, Jee and Renee. The information in parts 1 and 2 were clear but it is helpful to see the principles applied to a real property.

Hi Winnie, lucky you to have a studio! I'm glad to hear the numbers were easy to follow. Thanks!

Hi Georgia, happy that you found it helpful! Thanks for checking out all three parts.

Jee, thank you for putting my advice and guidance into such easy-to-follow infographics. I love this series and it's a great resource to which I can now point new clients! You really turned my words and rough drawings into art!

04.1.2013 | Unregistered CommenterRenee Fishman

Hi Renee! Thanks so much for sitting down with me and taking the time to lend us your expertise, Love how the series turned out, thanks to you!

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