It seems very important to bring a condo that's under $500K to your attention during these high priced real estate times. That said, here's a 1-bed, 1-bath, 682-square-foot condo at Opera Plaza. The unit's been "impeccably remodeled" and is asking $440,000. It last sold in 2005 for $260,000. And no, it's not a short sale or anything like that. We'd be lying if we didn't admit we are over the moon about its kitchen. We're loving the mix of cabinetry and the backsplash and basically all of the finishes selected for it. We're also loving that there's ample storage in the dining room, which makes a huge difference when you're living in 682 square feet. Monthly HOA dues are $611 and there's 1-car parking in the garage if you want to shell out an additional $215 per month. Building amenities include 24-hour security, heated outdoor swimming pool, hot tub and sauna, gym, racquet and basketball courts and more.
· 601 Van Ness Avenue, #632