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If you like wall-to-wall blood-red carpeting, have I got the home for you.

Forget beginner’s luck: my first visit to an “averagely priced” New York City apartment ($320K according to Frommer’s) was a teeny studio in need of a makeover: a major kitchen/bath update and serious reflooring.

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Asking $315,000 and located at 10 Mitchell Place (49th and 1st ), we’re also not dealing with the most accessible location, unless you work for the U.N. The pluses: low maintenance ($463), a nice East River view, and a genuine working fireplace.

On the market since October, I’m hoping (praying) to find better than this. In case you’re interested, contact Ruth Ann at (212)891-7184. TF