Your budget will be challenging.
You didn't say what size apartment you're hoping for, but I would think in that range, you'll be looking at a studio.....and one that may be a walk-up.
You will have to be flexible as far as location goes, too.
If it is a co-op, you will need to check into whether there are restrictions in regard to renting it out.
I wish you al the best - there are some very helpful NYC agents who are active on Trulia - I am sure one or more of them will come along!
If not, I'd be happy to suggest a few agents .
200k-300k is great for a down payment of either 20-30% for a condominium. It largely depends on what size condo you're looking for, what neighborhood you'd like to live in and what amenities you'd like to have.
Please feel free to contact me at any time if you'd like to discuss your options.
Phone: 631 662 5579
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Nicolas Puygrenier Ç€ Licensed Real Estate Broker
Mona Lisa Real Estate Group LLC
419 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003
Telephone: 917 499 1917
If you have not been able to locate an Agent to help you in the Manhattan area or Brooklyn, I would be happy to refer you to a friend of mine. She works in NYC and could help answer your questions. I know looking for information sometimes can be difficult even with all our technology. The human connection is very important and working with an Agent who you trust in imperative.
Please let me know if I can help. Just review my profile on Trulia and send me a message and I can send along the information or email me directly at THOYT@prutropical.com if that is easier.
Good Luck with your search. Please don't hesitate to ask me any questions, I will do my best to find you the right answer.
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