Author Archives: Liam La Guerre

Another Astoria waterfront warehouse for sale, likely to become condos


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Massey Knakal

The owner of another Astoria waterfront site with potential for a large development could sell the property for four times its last selling price as the neighborhood continues its hot streak.

Read More ...

Five humongous Queens homes listing under $1M


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Multiple Listing Service and PropertyShark

While new apartments in Queens are getting smaller so developers can maximize profits, the borough still has a treasure trove of spacious gems in older homes that offer prospective owners the best bang for their buck.

Read More ...

Queens industrial property values are on the rise: report


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Scott Bintner/PropertyShark

The slimming inventory of industrial facilities and high demand has led to a 48 percent bump over the year in average prices for industrial properties in the borough, according to real estate services firm JLL’s third quarter market report.

Read More ...

The challenge of buying in Jackson Heights: Q&A with Michael Carfagna


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Michael Carfagna, principal and founder of MPC Properties LLC, has been selling real estate in Jackson Heights for the past 16 years. He recently spoke to Real Estate Editor Liam La Guerre about the inventory issue in the neighborhood.

Read More ...

Astoria rental prices drop in November: report


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Chart courtesy of MNS Real Estate 

While the overall average rates of rents in Queens increased for a second consecutive month, prices in Astoria saw a decline in November for various sizes of apartments, according to MNS Real Estate’s monthly Queens Rental Market Report.

Read More ...

Forest Hills Tudor co-op complex getting $5M in repairs


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Christopher Bride/ PropertyShark 

The Tennis View Apartments at 4 Dartmouth St., which were built in 1917, according to a representative at National Cooperative Bank (NCB), have deteriorating roofs. The co-op recently borrowed the money from NCB to revitalize the roofs and modernize the elevators.

Read More ...