Tag: real-estate-newsletter

Citing unfair property tax system, coalition seeks to even the playing field


Dec. 28, 2023 By QNS’s advertising partner As the City’s Finance Commissioner during the Bloomberg Administration, Martha Stark helped bring a new level of transparency to the property tax system. For the first time, owners were notified of the process and information that was used to assess their property taxes. Now, as the co-founder of…
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Lottery opens for ‘affordable apartments’ in Kew Gardens, 1-bedrooms to rent for $3,140


Dec. 21, 2023 By Christian Murray It’s pitched as an affordable apartment in Queens, yet the rent for a one-bedroom is $3,140 a month. NYC Housing Connect has opened a lottery for 16 “affordable apartments” inside a new 8-story, 51-unit development in Kew Gardens. The building, located at 81-07 Kew Gardens Rd., has been developed by FBL Development, and includes a range of amenities, such as a gym and a rooftop terrace. The units are designated for residents whose income falls within 130% of the area median income (AMI). The range accommodates potential tenants with incomes spanning from $107,658 to…
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Rental price growth in NYC slows for first time since pandemic: report


Dec. 14, 2023 By Ethan Marshall The year-over-year rent growth for the month of November in New York City was 2.9%, marking the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic that it rose less than 3%, according to a new report. The real estate firm StreetEasy released the report that found the median rent fell from $3,600 in November 2022 to $3,500 last month. The slower rent growth is reflective of more homes being available for rent across the city, according to StreetEasy. Year-over-year, rentals on the market increased 8.6% in the city from 29,511 last year to 32,049 in November…
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Average rental price in Queens dipped in November: report


Dec. 13, 2023 By Ethan Marshall The average rental price in Queens decreased in November 2o23 compared to October, according to a report by the real estate firm M.N.S. During that time, the average rental price fell 1.46%, from $2,803 to $2,762. Studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units experienced varying decreases in the average rental price across the borough. One-bedroom units experienced the most significant decline, falling 2.08%, from $2,729 to $2,673. Two-bedroom units had the second-largest drop, down 1.44%, from $3,424 to $3,375. The rental price for studios fell 0.75%, from $2,256 to $2,239. Ridgewood was the Queens neighborhood to…
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Housing needs and concerns of residents in lower-density districts of NYC highlighted in effort to get zoning regulations changed


Dec. 7, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Lower-density neighborhoods in New York City are becoming more common and more diverse, according a study released by the independent research and education nonprofit Citizens Housing and Planning Council, which is dedicated to addressing the housing and planning needs in New York City. Other key findings include a desire for…
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Real estate firm predicts slowing of rent growth in NYC in 2024

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Dec. 4, 2023 By Ethan Marshall There is an expectation that the growth of rent in New York City will be much slower in 2024, according to the housing market predictions made by the real estate firm StreetEasy. At the same time, the report predicts that there will continue to be more demand for homes in the city than the amount of units available and thus preventing rents from falling. While the expectation is that inventory in New York City will further grow in 2024, it will still be smaller than the pre-pandemic levels. As a result, the rent growth…
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Real estate firm announces two new leases at Whitestone Plaza


Nov. 29, 2023 By Ethan Marshall The national real estate investment firm Feil Organization announced on Nov. 17 that the Whitestone Plaza shopping center has been fully leased following two more leases. These two leases related to Beechhurst Executive Suites and The Smilist Dental. Beechhurst Executive Suites renewed its second floor 6,936-square-foot space for ten…
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