Oct. 28, 2019 By Christian Murray
The supply of condos and apartments in Long Island City might be increasing but rental and condo prices are remaining firm.
The average net rent paid for a luxury apartment in Long Island City was $3,720 during the third quarter of 2019, up from $3,400 for the same quarter a year ago, according to a report released by Modern Spaces last week.
Average net rents for luxury apartments rose in Queens Plaza, Court Square and Hunters Point–and were higher whether it be a studio, 1, 2 or 3- bedroom unit. Most buildings developed in the past 10 years are classified as luxury.
Meanwhile, the demand for Long Island City condos is not waning. The average price paid for a condo that went into contract during the third quarter was $1,193,000, up 8 percent compared to the same quarter a year ago. The average closing price was flat, at $1,004,000, compared to the third quarter in 2018.
“The Long Island City condo market showed no signs of slowing down,” said Eric Benaim, the president and founder of Modern Spaces, adding that the “rental market continues to show signs of growth.”
The average net rent for a studio in Long Island City was $2,798 in the third quarter of 2019, up 6 percent from a year ago. A 1 bedroom fetched $3,494, up 5 percent, and 2 bedroom $4,622, up 2 percent, according to the Modern Spaces report.
Meanwhile, the average price for a studio apartment that went in contract during the third quarter was $728,000; a 1 bedroom $1,019,000 and 2 bedroom $1,519,000.
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