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Rendering reveals seven-story apartment building coming to Jamaica


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Rendering courtesy TCX Development

Development in Jamaica is about to pick up and bring big changes to the New York City real estate scene, according to a firm building new apartments in the area.

TCX Development, a Great Neck-based firm, is working on a seven-story, 21-unit apartment building on Hillside Avenue near 191st Street. TCX officials believe they are ahead of the wave of development they feel is coming to the neighborhood because of its zoning, extensive public transportation network and massive downtown shopping district.

“We really believe in this area. We’ve done a lot of research and we are sure that this area is due for a lot of development soon,” said Joshua Asherian of TCX Development. “The zoning is already there and the retail is already there, It’s only a matter of time.”

TCX released renderings for the project last week, as New York YIMBY revealed, and the building is expected to be completed in 2015.

The exterior of the 15,000-square-foot building will be designed with black brick and metal siding with large windows. The interior will have a modern finish with key card access. There will also be 11 enclosed parking spots.

The building will mostly be comprised of one-bedroom apartments for $1,600 a month, which Asherian said will be attractive compared to Brooklyn and Manhattan prices for comparable rooms. There will also be one three-bedroom penthouse.

 

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Fresh Meadows two-story mall to open soon


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Work on a two-story mall in Fresh Meadows on 164th Street is weeks away from completion, according to the owner J&H Management Corp.

About four years ago, former Councilman James Gennaro assisted in changing the zoning of the lot to commercial to clear the way for the shopping center. 

J&H, which filed to demolish the auto repair shop on the lot in 2012, started construction last year and was expecting the shopping center to be completed in the spring. The more than 13,000 square-foot retail mall will have 13 tenants and 38 parking spots. 

“It’s about bringing retail in to an area which it really needs it, and bringing parking to Queens,” said Joel Fischer, president of J&H Management Corp.  

The new mall will share the block with a pizzeria near the 69th Avenue, and is close to a Key Food supermarket on the next block.

Some shops are already confirmed as tenants, but the owner wants to hold off on announcing them at this time.

 

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Queens rental market sees record increase


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Queens has become the place to be.

According to brokers and realtors, the borough’s rental market prices have seen a record increase in the past year as more people are making the decision to move out of Brooklyn and Manhattan.

“Many people are being priced out of Brooklyn,” said Jonathan Miller, president of Miller Samuel Real Estate Appraisers & Consultants. “One of the byproducts is the shifting demand to the other boroughs – with Queens being a key beneficiary.”

According to Zillow, a home and real estate online marketplace, the median rental price in Manhattan is $2,800 and Brooklyn in $2,150, while in Queens it is $1,700.

Miller said the push to the outer boroughs comes from three key drivers. For one, it has become harder to qualify for the type of credit for taking out a mortgage. Further, rising employment in the city has seen almost immediate responses from the rental market. Lastly, there is the never-ending search for affordability.

With new apartment buildings going up on the waterfront, Astoria and Long Island City have become the most expensive areas in the borough. According to Zumper, an apartment rental online source, prices in those two areas range from $1,550 for a one-bedroom near the Grand Central Parkway to $4,295 for a two-bedroom by the waterfront.

According to Chris Georgakopoulos, a realtor for Beaudoin Realty Group, the high prices in Astoria and Long Island City have some renters traveling deeper into Queens.

“People are being priced out of Brooklyn and they try to come into Long Island City but the prices are high there and they sort of backtrack into the parts outside of Long Island City,” she said.

Georgakopoulos added there are high demands for larger units of two- to three-bedrooms, but there are not enough of them to feed demand. She still believes the area is relatively affordable, pointing out it is just a 20-minute train ride from Midtown to boot. According to Zumper, prices in Jackson Heights and Corona range from $1,200 to $1,495.

Other popular areas in the borough are Bayside and Flushing, where prices range from $1,300 for a studio to $2,150 for a two bedroom.

“If you compare the prices that you pay in Manhattan to what you pay in northeastern Queens, it is worth the travel. It’s an extra 10 minutes and you are saving 50 percent on your rent,” said Anthony Carollo, broker and owner of Carollo Real Estate. “You get the amenities of a suburb and the [same] travel capacity as living in the city.”

According to the realtors and brokers, the rental market trend does not look like it will be going down anytime soon, with prices in Queens staying elevated — and even with some room for growth.

“This general trend has been in the last two years, but has become more apparent in the last year,” said Miller. “It doesn’t appear that we are trending away from this.”

 

Real estate spotlight: Forest Hills, Kew Gardens and Rego Park


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Forest Hills, Kew Gardens and Rego Park offer a wide range of housing opportunities with price ranges from under $500,000 to over $3 million. Information and photos listed are courtesy of www.mlsli.com.

240 Greenway North in Forest Hills
There’s plenty of space to roam in this stately Tudor home, which features three bedrooms, two and a half baths, two patios, a private terrace, a sun room and a garage. The detached single-family house was built by Grosvenor Atterbury as a model story book home with its four fireplaces, a basement spa equipped with a Jacuzzi steam shower and a sauna. The property also has a separate carriage house. It is selling for $1,649,000.

20 Norden Road in Forest Hills
If you are looking for a spacious abode in a prestigious, private community, check out this roomy single-family grand Tudor home. There are six bedrooms, four full and two half baths, a stone fireplace, a sundrenched solarium, two garages, a private driveway and over 3,000 square feet of living space. With four flours, including a huge basement with storage rooms and a stand-in attic, this home costs $1,849,500.

191 Ascan Avenue in Forest Hills
This brick colonial home has four bedrooms and three and a half baths. Located on a corner lot, it is being sold as-is and needs work. The single-family home features beautiful hardwood floors and a new heating system. Only cash offers are currently being considered. It is selling for $1,499,000.

118-02 84th Avenue in Kew Gardens
Beautifully renovated and landscaped, this stucco finished two-family home boasts four bedrooms, three new bathrooms, two new kitchens, a two car private driveway with a garage and two fireplaces. The colonial home also features hardwood floors, high-end appliances and cabinets and a finished entertainment basement. The listing price is $949,000.

85-26 125th Street in Kew Gardens
This charming colonial three-family house has a backyard deck surrounded by beautiful flowers and greenery. There are four bedrooms, three bathrooms and an attached one-car garage in a private driveway. The main apartment is in pristine condition and is nicely decorated, and there are two vacant rental apartments in move-in condition. Buy this brick home for $679,000.

68-33 Alderton Street in Rego Park
Located in the middle of a quiet block, this single-family colonial home has three bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms, a back porch and a detached garage. The brick home is close to shopping areas and public transportation. It is selling for $598,500.

65-33 Cromwell Crescent in Rego Park
This cape house has four bedrooms, two and a half baths, a nice backyard and a balcony on the second floor. With a washer, dryer, dishwasher and a formal dining room, this brick home is selling for $876,000.

67-17 Alderton Street in Rego Park
This single-family ranch home boasts two bedrooms, one full bath, a private driveway with a garage, a front porch and a location close to shopping, restaurants and transportation. The listing price is $548,000.

Southwest Queens real estate


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70-19 71st Street
Glendale
This perfect starter home in great condition boasts three bedrooms, an eat-in kitchen, a formal dining room and an oversized living room. The yard is nicely sized with an above ground pool. Total taxes for this home are $2,129 and the listed price is $449,000. The lot size of this home is 16.5X100. This home is brought to you by Campione Realty, 71-05 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village, NY 11379. 718-326-3003.

76-01 Myrtle Avenue
Glendale
This huge property features a full basement, two large home offices and four bedrooms. Total taxes for this home are $7,506 and the listed price is $549,000. The lot size of this home is 25X84. This home is brought to you by Bridge Realty Servicing Group, 60-43 Maspeth Avenue, Maspeth, NY 11378. 718-416-1111.

59-19 59th Road
Maspeth
This place is a must-see! With six bedrooms, a home office and a formal dining room, a place like this doesn’t come along every day! Total taxes for this home are $3,000 and the listed price is $429,000. The lot size of this home is 24X124.42. This home is brought to you by O Kane Realty, 72-01 Grand Avenue, Maspeth, NY 11378. 718-779-1111.

73-35 53rd Avenue
Maspeth
Located close to shopping and transportation, this great single-family brick home has a finished basement and a one-car garage. Total taxes for this home are $3,480 and the listed price is $499,000. The lot size of this home is 22X90. This home is brought to you by O Kane Realty, 72-01 Grand Avenue, Maspeth, NY 11378. 718-779-1111.

52-80 62nd Street
Maspeth
This beautifully updated single-family home in the heart of Maspeth has been redone from top to bottom, The home has three bedrooms, a finished basement and enough parking for three cars. Total taxes for this home are $4,200 and the listed price is $589,000. The lot size of this home is 20X100. This home is brought to you by RE/MAX Associates, 51-47 69th Street, Woodside, NY 11377. 718-672-2100.

61-03 59th Drive
Maspeth
This gorgeous two-story detached home on a quiet tree line street has four bedrooms, a private driveway, a garage and a newly renovated kitchen and bathrooms. Total taxes for this home are $2,417 and the listed price is $590,000. The lot size of this home is 22X100. This home is brought to you by Exit Kingdom Realty, 68-56 Groton Street, Forest Hills, NY 11375. 718-268-8868.

69-19 66th Road
Middle Village
This semi-detached single-family home offers a large living room, formal dining room and eat-in kitchen. Total taxes for this home are $4,185 and the listed price is $449,000. The lot size of this home is 20X100. This home is brought to you by Christopher Tscherne & Assoc.,
80-14 Eliot Avenue, Middle Village, NY 11379. 718-672-7400.

66-45 75th Street
Middle Village
This charming home sits on one of the nicest blocks in Middle Village. The home features a two-car garage, new kitchen and a fully finished basement with a separate entrance. Total taxes for this home are $3,479 and the listed price is $518,000. The lot size of this home is 20X100. This home is brought to you by RE/MAX Team, 71-15 Northern Boulevard, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. 718-429-4400.

64-56 82nd Place
Middle Village
This classy yet affordable Colonial-style home has three bedrooms, hard wood floors and a formal dining room. Total taxes for this home are $4,131 and the listed price is $619,000. The lot size of this home is 20X100. This home is brought to you by Real Living Eliot Hill Realty, 61-07 80th Street, Middle Village, NY 11379. 718-672-4444.

71-14 Juniper Valley Road
Middle Village
This mint condition four-bedroom home is the perfect retreat for a large family. The house has all been recently renovated, with lots of charm throughout. Total taxes for this home are $4,620 and the listed price is $749,000. The lot size of this home is 28X94. This home is brought to you by NY Metro Realty Group Ltd, 88-03 69th Avenue Suite 1, Forest Hills, NY 11375. 718-544-2883.

59-19 Summerfield Street
Ridgewood
This lovely single-family home is walking distance to shopping and transportation locations. The home has three-bedrooms, hard wood floors and a skylight. Total taxes for this home are $3,517 and the listed price is $429,000. The lot size of this home is 21X100. This home is brought to you by Sparrow REALTORS LLC, 69-31 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village, NY 11379. 718-894-6900.

862 Onderdonk Avenue
Ridgewood
This charming three-bedroom abode has hard wood floors, a formal dining room and a fully finished basement. Total taxes for this home are $3,103 and the listed price is $469,000. The lot size of this home is 18X81. This home is brought to you by TMT Realty Group LLC, 33-11 36th Avenue Astoria, NY 11106, 718-392-6900.