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Couple Moves from Manhattan Studio to Clinton Hill Duplex

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Welcome to It Happened One Weekend, our weekly roundup of The New York Times real estate section...

2) Every "The Hunt" column begins with the Hunters describing the apartment they want, and ends with them rationalizing whatever they came away with. This is The Hunt: Dreams vs. Reality
The Hunters: a couple looking to buy
Price
Dream: $700,000
Reality: $702,000
Neighborhood
Dream: N/A
Reality: Clinton Hill
Amenities
Dream: 1-2BR, finished
Reality: 2BR, duplex, bright, walk-in closet
Summary
This weekend's Hunters are a couple looking to move out of a crappy studio rental on East 14th Street. With a budget of around $700,000, they began looking for larger apartments all over the place, eventually narrowing their search to "Brooklyn" after moving in with a friend in Boerum Hill in the aftermath of Sandy. When their friend decided to move, they assumed the lease for $2,000/month but kept searching, eventually finding a two-bedroom duplex in Clinton Hill. The place has lots of light and a walk-in closet. It was asking $695,000 and our Hunters bought the place for $702,000.
· More Space in Brooklyn's Clinton Hill
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