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Two Half-Million Dollar UES Co-ops Go Head To Head

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Imagine you have around $500,000 to spend on an apartment and you've narrowed it down to two fairly similar co-ops. How do you make up your mind? The answer is simple: you shove them into a metaphorical cage and let them battle it out until one emerges victorious. It's time for Real Estate Deathmatch. (Trying to decide between two places in real life? Send them in to the tipline and let complete strangers make this very important decision for you.)



























Address 233 East 69th Street #12G 148 East 84th Street #2C
Price $575,000 $485,000
Maintenance $1,620 $900
Beds, Baths 1, 1 1, 1
Floor 12 2

As with recent Deathmatches, one of these places is definitely better, but the question is whether or not it's better enough to justify its higher price. 233 East 69th Street is 25% larger (800 square feet to 640) but costs 19% more than 148 East 84th Street. It also has 80% higher maintenance costs, but, in its defense, it's on a much higher floor (500% higher!) Does the math work out? You make the call.

Poll results

· Listing: 233 East 69th Street #12G [Elliman]
· Listing: 148 East 84th Street #2C [RealDirect]
· Real Estate Deathmatch [Curbed]