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The Homestead Calculator

01/22/2012, By

 The Homestead Calculator

Live where the numbers lead you.


Amelia, teacher



What she wanted:
A South Williamsburg one-bedroom near the subway.



Monthly budget: $1,700
Estimated monthly maintenance: $600
Available mortgage payment: $1,100 
She has savings of: $60,000
At the current mortgage rate (30-year fixed) of 3.875% she can borrow:$233,924



What she could spend: $293,924



Her agent, Bruno Navarro of Bond New York, showed her: 
39 Bedford Avenue, No. 10



Asking price: $299,000 
Monthly maintenance: $470



What they found:
A bright, renovated two-bedroom in an income-restricted co-op, between the L stop at Bedford Avenue and the J/M/Z. Agents: Eugenio Stangher and Neville Ross, Prudential Douglas Elliman.







Nathan and Jennifer, designer and buyer



What they wanted: 
Greenpoint, with a real yard (over 1,000 square feet).



Monthly budget: $3,500
Estimated monthly maintenance: $750
Available mortgage payment: $2,750 
They have savings of: $135,000
At the current mortgage rate (five-year adjustable) of 2.75% they can borrow:$673,621



What they could spend: $808,621



Their broker, David Kazemi of Bond New York, showed them: 
151 Green Street, No. 1B



Asking Price: $849,000
Monthly Maintenance: $314



What they found:
A 2,144-square-foot two-bedroom, two-bath, with two outdoor spaces, one of them about 900 square feet. The common charges will stay extra-low for the next fifteen years because of a tax abatement.

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