Oh, this may be the first & last Listing of the Week. We shall see. I was wasting a Sunday hour idling through the Times Real Estate offerings, & this came up as the cheapest house for sale in Greenwood Heights (though really it's Sunset Park). Let's take it away, loud, loud ReMAX of The Slope:
2 FAMILY + STORE MIXED-USE BUILDING WITH NICE INCOME FOR AN INVESTMENT PROPERTY OR EXCELLENT FOR USER WITH ANY TYPE OF BUSINESS. LIVELY 3 AVE LOCATION CLOSE TO ALL. GOOD CONDITION. EXTRA INCOME CAN BE GENERATED FROM BILLBOARD RENTAL ON SIDE OF BUILDING. GREAT OPPORTUNITY! DONT MISS OUT. NICE PRICE! OWNER MOTIVATED.
952 Third Avenue is next to Industry City, and Sunset Park is getting pricier by the minute, so a property at $679,000 has to be considered a steal in 2013. And there's also Costco nearby! What other liveliness is promised here? Well, the top floor windows would give you prime views of the Gowanus, which could be a selling point for those of you who are motor-inclined. And down below? You already have a business onsite (Sunset Videos (All Kinds of Video, DVD & Novelties, Open 24 Hours), and you'll find yourself part of a under-expressway niche market, with another video store two doors down, and a strip club two doors along from that. Liveliness indeed. There's a café right next door, and a deli across 37th, with the best kind of name, a name I won't forget in a hurry: The Hot and Cold Hero Champ. A fine name. The real draw for me though, is the billboard. How many times have I dreamed of the fun one could have with access to highway signage?
Even with such special assets, even at a relative bargain of a price, it was strange finding this one up on the Times site. But I'm sure, as the ad shouts out, that there's investment potential. These days, even the louchest fringe of a neighborhood will find itself becoming hot in a whole new way.