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Shawna Ifill, Home Buyer in Bedford - Stuyvesant,...

why are people making such a big deal about the brownstones in bedford stuyvesant, they are old and coroted,?

Asked by Shawna Ifill, Bedford - Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NY Wed Feb 20, 2008

the sewage is no good the brownsotnes all through out brooklyn are cracking and need a lot off mason work if worked on in a few years they will re-appear because its old. I dont understand i lived in brownstones most of my life and watch my friends purchase these brownstones and almost go broke trying to refurbish something that should be torn down.

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Hi Shawna,

They are a rare commodity, in that there are only so many and no one is making them anymore. If you have a chance, go on a house tour. The brownstone neighborhoods of Park Slope, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Bed-Stuy, Prospect Lefferts, and Crown Heights have them annually. You'll see some incredible renovations and hopefully you'll discover what is amazing about these homes.

Good luck with your home search,

Jim
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 23, 2008
Yes but they are beautiful and the neighborhood is undergoing a dramatic change. Give me a call at (718) 698-2179 at Prosperity Real Estate Group or you can email me at CGALINDO@PROSPERITYREG.com, We are on Richmond ave as well, I can help you answer any questions you may have, this is not commitment to come with us. YOu can call and inquire about this even if you are already working with someone. Buying a properity is a constitutional right, and we are here to make sure you are not provided with erroneous information. We welcome this questions because it allows us to do research for you and ourselves which we can share with others.

My Name is Caesar Galindo Office manager, and Law Student at CUNY Law School.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Mar 7, 2008
In addition to What Cyrus has said, when an area reaches bottom, there is only one way to go; properties can be purchased at a better rate. Money is used to update and suddenly, the brownstones are in pristine condition and "the place to be."
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 21, 2008
The classic architecture and established neighborhood has proven itself to be a good investment. People can go broke updating plumbing electrical and fixing structural issues, but there is no subsitute for the hip urban feel of the brownstone.

Why do people make a big deal about location in real estate?
It's the most important consideration there is!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 20, 2008
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