Tennis courts below hinder sale of two apartments

Comparing two properties in the same line of a building often can prove to be illuminating.  In the case of two co-ops in a building in the mid 80s between Amsterdam and Columbus avenues on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, the notion holds true.  To a degree.

On the lower floor, facing south over an expanse of tennis courts, the one-bedroom, one-bath apartment with home office/nursery/spare bedroom/den was decently improved a while ago, though the bath is only fair.

The freshly painted 800-sf unit in a 1948 pet-friendly building has good closet space, hardwood floors, an attractive faux-painted wall in the bedroom, a kitchen that looks to be from the 1980s and a sunken living room.

The extra room is nice, but the apartment’s exposures from the second floor will discourage most buyers.

Offered in March for $699,0o00 with monthly maintenance of $892, the property is now listed at $675,000. Continue reading