Hello, you asked a very good question and its nice to here it from a young person. Since you just graduated you have to look at many things before you make the decision to buy. First of all, you need to evaluate your financial situation such as being secure in a job for at least 2-3 year that pays a salary good salary with benefis, you should have at least 6 months of savings to pay your monthly bills, additional money for a down payment. Also, this is a good time for you to check your credit to see your score and to see if you need to pay off any lingering debts or to clear up any mishaps on your report.
So sit down and go over what you have now in terms of steady income versus your monthly debt to review your current situation to see if its realistic for you to buy now. Trust me, everyone knows if they can truly afford to buy or not. No one knows your financial situation better than you and how much you can afford to spend each month.
As far as the market goes, there are some great deals out here in Brooklyn, but more for co-ops than condos. If your'e interested in finding out more about co-ops simply give me a call and I will be glad to assist you.
Weihcert Realtors, H.P Greenfield
Good luck on your decision.