I specialize in the Midtown market and would be happy to answer specific questions or help you evaluate properties you might be considering.
If you're serious, the determining factor in your purchase decision is what you can afford. Asking prices and selling prices are only markers in the road of negotiation toward a successful sale and purchase.
What can you afford? What type of home do you need or want? Are you paying cash, or financing it?
A distance of 3,4,5 or more blocks from a specific area, can make a substantial difference in asking price, type, size and desirability for a home in this area.
If you're serious, feel free to contact me and we can discuss in more detail what it is that you desire and may be looking for.