The maintenance is $2,261 per month. It is 35% tax-deductible.
The reason the maintenance is so high is because this building is on landlease. In other words, unlike most co-op or condo buildings, the land underneath is not owned by the building and rent must be paid for the right to occupy that land. All of Battery Park City is this way, and scattered other buildings around the city. In general, the apts. in such buildings are priced lower to offset the high monthly cost. However, given a choice of your monthly overall cost going toward a higher purchase price/mortgage payments and lower maintenance vs. a low purchase price/maintenance and higher maintenance, you are much better off with the first.
I would strongly suggest you use a skilled, experienced agent as your buyer's agent rather than go it alone. A great agent will save you time, money and aggravation and advise you in matters such as these.
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