I just had a pretty depressing talk with our Elliman agent. It was the first time we've really spoken, and he's really great, straightforward and honest. I had written him an email last week about what we are looking for, our budget, where we'd like to live. At the beginning of our discussion, he basically told me that we couldn't afford what we were looking for in Brooklyn. I had mentioned Park Slope and Fort Greene as 2 areas we loved, and he said that there is not much in our price range.
He told me to be wary, that when listings say Park Slope, most of them are on the fringes of the area, a good distance from the center of the neighborhood and not close to many subways. He thought that Clinton Hill would be a good bet for us, but of course he is going to look everywhere.
Well, that was a pretty sobering conversation. But I am still optimistic that we will find the right match for us. There is still Queens to take a stab at as well. If we lived in Binghamton, we could have a triplex!!!!!!!!