Queens is a huge borough that offers lower prices than Manhattan and Brooklyn. But some of its neighborhoods’ prices have been steadily increasing throughout the last few years. Just take a look at Long Island City and Ridgewood, where median prices currently sit in the seven-figure range! Prices have also risen in Astoria, a large and classic Queens neighborhood across the river from the Upper East Side. But there are still some great deals in the neighborhood, like 23-23 30th Rd. #2C. Our Deal of the Week is an Astoria 1-bedroom unit in a newly constructed building, complete with a parking lot and rooftop deck!
Get to know our Deal of the Week.
The Price: $599,000
The median asking price for a home in Astoria, Queens was $828,000 this October, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. That means our Deal of the Week is priced at about three-quarters of the median asking price for the neighborhood!
Buyers who put down the 20% minimum down payment of $119,800 can expect to see monthly payments of $3,930. This includes a mortgage payment of $3,007, common charges of $365, and monthly taxes of $558.
Why You’ll Love It…
This Astoria 1-bedroom condo clocks in at 657 square feet, offering a potential buyer plenty of living space. Outfitted with large windows and white oak flooring, the unit appears even brighter and bigger. There’s also ample storage space thanks to a walk-in closet outside the bathroom, a large closet in the bedroom, and a closet in the kitchen that can serve as a pantry.
Speaking of the kitchen, it’s one of the best features of the apartment! Semi-separated from the living room in a nook, the kitchen features European quartz countertops, custom white cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances. This includes a mounted microwave and a dishwasher! The bathroom also contributes to the unit’s luxurious experience with gray stone flooring and a deep soaking tub outfitted with a glass shower wall.
Additionally, the unit has central air-conditioning and heat so you can stay comfortable year-round. There’s also an in-unit washer/dryer tucked away in a closet for maximum convenience!
You’ll find plenty of amenities in this new condo building. To start, there’s a huge common rooftop deck that faces the Manhattan skyline, sure to be the ultimate place to hang out during the warmer months. The building also has eight parking spots that are available to residents, although it’s not clear how many are currently claimed.
Plus, the location can’t be beat. It’s just feet away from great eateries on 30th Avenue, and the N/W trains are about half a mile away. If you prefer ferrying into Manhattan, the Astoria Ferry Landing isn’t too far, either.
…And Why You Might Not
Many of the units in this building have balconies, but this one doesn’t. And if you prefer older buildings with lots of character, new construction like this won’t be for you. But for all of the amenities you get and the location, it might be easy to put that preference aside!
Check out the listing at 23-33 30 Rd. #2C, listed by Joseph Vaccaro of Amorelli Realty.