5 New York Homes That Make Us Want to Book a Moving Truck
New York real estate has much to offer depending on where you choose to live. The city that never sleeps has Central Park, the bright lights of Broadway, and countless restaurants with world-renowned chefs at the helm. The ‘burbs, on the other hand, offer large yards and more living space for your buck. Whether you’re ready to take on a borough or get away from it all, New York is a great place to call home.
Take a peek at five of our favorites properties throughout the state, ranging from slick condos in the city to beautiful (read: spacious) houses within commuting distance. When you find one you like, let SoFi crunch the numbers so you can focus on important things—like packing for your move.
10 Bay Street Landing, #3M, Staten Island, NY 10301
1 bedroom, 1 bath: 1,000 square feet
This completely renovated, modern co-op is in a converted warehouse on the waterfront in St. George, an up-and-coming neighborhood in Staten Island that boasts a burgeoning restaurant and bar scene. Ten-foot ceilings make the space feel even bigger, plus the views of Manhattan are breathtaking. A promenade takes you right to the Staten Island Ferry, making for a quick commute to NYC.
City Condop with Views (and Possibilities)
343 East 74th Street #18B, New York, NY 10021
2 beds, 2.5 baths (square footage not available)
Enjoy incredible city views from the private balcony of this sun-drenched two-bedroom, 2.5 bath condop—the largest in its Upper East Side building. What’s a condop? Basically, it’s a residence that offers flexibility as a rental or to use as a pied ȧ terre (a home away from home), making this one super attractive to investors. The open-concept living room/dining room area allows for living and entertaining, as does the upgraded kitchen with a Miele dishwasher and a Sub Zero refrigerator. The master bedroom boasts spacious, fitted wardrobes and an ensuite limestone bathroom (there’s one in the second bedroom, too). Other amenities include a roof deck, fitness center, and 24-hour doormen. Plus, the new Second Avenue subway is just two blocks away, making residents’ citywide commutes a cinch.
17 Tavano Road, Ossining, NY 10562
4 bedrooms, 3 baths; 2,140 square feet
Who knew an architectural marvel in Westchester could be within your budget? This Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired contemporary home is constructed of redwood and glass. It might look like a million bucks, but you can buy and furnish every room, from the updated kitchen to the master suite, for much less. The floor-to-cathedral ceiling windows allow in abundant light, but the wrap-around sun deck will be calling you to come out and play.
10 Hallock Place, North Castle, NY 10504
4 beds, 6 baths; 4,835 square feet
Pardon us as we gawk at this luxurious, sprawling ranch set on 2.6+ acres in Westchester’s exclusive Thomas Wright Estates. An open layout, enormous kitchen, and en suite bathrooms in every bedroom make this perfect for living and entertaining. The backyard promises spring and summer fun with an infinity pool, spa, waterfall, and a built-in barbecue area. In the fall and during the frosty New York winter, step in to warm up by one of the home’s three fireplaces.
170 Circle Drive, Manhasset, NY 11030
5 beds, 3½ baths; 3,202 square feet
As your family grows, so does your need for space. And there’s plenty of it in this center-hall Colonial in Long Island. With over one-third an acre of property, there’s lots of room for your kids or fur babies to run and play. Plan your spring and summer patio and pool soirées this winter by the fireplace in the family room. Bonus: A nearby LIRR station takes the hassle out of your commute to work, so you’ll have more time to spend at home.
Find Your Dream Home in New York
Finding the home of your dreams can be tricky, especially in an expensive and competitive market like New York. Here are some tips for a successful search:
- Get pre-approved for a mortgage so you’re ready to make an offer when you find “the one.”
- Should a bidding war erupt, make sure you know exactly how much house you can realistically afford before you parry back with a higher offer that will leave you strapped for cash.
- Be flexible. If you’re looking for an easy commute, you might have to give up some square footage. Picture yourself and your family living in the space to see if it’s a realistic fit for your needs.
Ready to make a move on New York homes for sale? Apply for a mortgage loan with SoFi and get into your dream home! And, if you’re a real estate investor, talk to SoFi about how an interest-only mortgage can boost your cash flow.