Imagine you have around $800,000 to spend on an apartment and you've narrowed it down to two condos in the same neighborhood. 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.
|Address:||590 Sterling Place #201||524 Saint Johns Place #5B|
|Beds, Baths:||3, 2||2, 2|
? The larger of the two apartments, 590 Sterling Place may suffer from a lack of windows. There's one in the front, and a small terrace in the back, but other than that the place doesn't get much natural light. The other main concern is probably the kitchen, which, while new-looking, is basically in the hallway. Still, it's got more space and lower monthly charges, and neither of those things can be overlooked.
? 524 Saint Johns Place is certainly not lacking in the windows department. The triplex penthouse is practically made of them, and compensates for its 26 percent higher per-square-foot cost with a private roof terrace, wood burning fireplace, and sleek stainless steel staircase. It's definitely a nice place to look at, but the dearth of overall floor space might be cause for concern.