Category: LIC Real Estate Listings

Queens most sought-after urban location in U.S. for renters: report


Oct. 26, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Queens is the most sought-after urban location for renters to live in across the country, according to a new report. The real estate firm RentCafe released its October rental activity report that found that the borough attracted the most engagement from apartment hunters in the month than anywhere else in the nation. Queens, which ranked third place in September, climbed ahead of Arlington, VA, and Kansas City, MO, to move to the top spot in October. This climb to the top was months in the making, as the borough has been making its way…
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New York state homebuyers require over 8 years to save for deposit: report


Oct. 26, 2023 By Ethan Marshall It takes the typical homebuyer in New York state more than eight years to save for a deposit on a house, putting the state in fourth place in terms of the length of time needed to build a nest egg for a house, according to a study released by New York ranked behind Massachusetts, Montana and Hawaii in terms of the amount of time needed to raise a 10% deposit, based on the cost of living and incomes in each respective state. conducted the study by determining the median household income of…
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Study shows how flood zones impact prices and sales of Queens homes


Oct. 18, 2023 By Ethan Marshall PropertyShark compiled a report that shows how the prices and sales of homes across New York City are impacted by flood zones. According to the report, flood zones have had a large effect in Queens since Superstorm Sandy hit the borough in 2012. In 2023, there were a total…
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Report for September 2023 shows slight decrease in average rental price in Queens


Oct. 18, 2023 By Ethan Marshall According to MNS Real Estate’s September 2023 rental market report for Queens, there was a 0.23% decrease in the average rent compared to the previous month, from $2,811.34 to $2,804.94. However, the average rental price is still 4.41% more than in September 2o22. The report shows that, compared to August, the average rental price for a studio unit went down 0.78%, from $2,239.70 to $2,222.19. However, the average rental price for a one-bedroom unit increased 0.40%, from $2,736.71 to $2,747.66. Two-bedroom units also experienced an increase, from $3,415.06 to $3,444.97, for a 0.88% rise….
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Elliman report for third quarter of 2023 shows listing inventory and sales continuing to decline in Queens


Oct. 12, 2023 By Ethan Marshall According to Douglas Elliman’s report on the Queens rental market for the third quarter of 2023, the listing inventory and sales continued to trend down. This marked the third consecutive quarter in which the listing inventory went down year-over-year, with each falling well below the levels seen prior to…
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Zumper report shows NYC has the highest rent among 25 cities examined


Oct. 12, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Zumper released its latest New York City Metro Report, which examines and compares the rental trends for one-bedroom units in several metro cities. According to the report, New York City had the highest median rental price for one-bedroom units last month, at $4,080. New York City’s median rental price…
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These Queens neighborhoods among top 10 most affordable to buy home in NYC: report


Oct. 10, 2023 By Ethan Marshall StreetEasy identified the 23 New York City neighborhoods that have the lowest barrier to entry to become a homeowner, with 12 Queens neighborhoods making the list, including six in the top 10 for lowest median asking price. All of the neighborhoods on the list require a monthly carrying cost less than the citywide median rent of $3,500 and a minimum down payment of less than $100,000. According to StreetEasy’s analysis, buying a home in any of the 23 neighborhoods listed would require a minimum annual household income below $150,000. For two of the neighborhoods,…
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Report: NYC on pace to reach only 20% of annual housing production target


Oct. 5, 2023 By Ethan Marshall According to the latest Multi-Family Foundation Plan Application Report conducted by the Real Estate Board of New York, the city is on pace to produce just 10,000 new units this year. This would be well short of the 50,000 unit target set by Mayor Eric Adams and housing experts…
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Report: New York state most interested in investing in property


Oct. 3, 2023 By Ethan Marshall According to research from Visio Lending, New York was determined to be the state most interested in investing in property. This conclusion was drawn from the combination of 11 common search terms related to property and real estate to reveal the average monthly search volume in each state. The states were then ranked from “most interested” to “least interested,” based on searches per 100,000 of the state’s population. New York had 124 searches per 100,000 people, which was far and away more than second place Massachusetts’ 108. Over the past year, New York state…
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