House of the Day: 189 6th Avenue


For the millionth time, why do sellers use brokers with crappy websites! This four-story brownstone at 189 6th Avenue in Park Slope is an interesting listing though. At first glance, the asking price of $1,395,000 seems absurdly low for the neighborhood. Look a little further and the explanation makes itself known in the form of the capital letters: SRO. The listing says it will be delivered vacant, but that's barely half the battle when it comes to converting an SRO. The real battle is getting HPD to sign off on a Certificate of Non Harrassment, which can take the better part of a year. Meanwhile, your carrying costs are burning a hole in your pocket. SROs are also much harder to finance. Still, a cash buyer could probably end up doing well with this.
189 6th Avenue [Century21] GMAP P*Shark

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