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3 New Yorkers Share Their First Homebuying Experience

Wednesday November 8, 2017 | David Chiu, The Cooperator New York

3 New Yorkers Share Their First Homebuying Experience From Finding Their Homes to Sealing the Deal Buying a home for the first time is a major life event, right up there with getting married, having children, or driving your first car. Especially for longtime New Yorkers who have previously rented, it's a big step towards owning something that you can truly call your own while also building equity—why continue to rent monthly and get nothing out of it? Of course, when it comes to buying a co-op or condo, the process is very daunting, from finding the right place and neighborhood; to determining the financing for the purchase; and -- especially in the case of a co-op ...

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Renovated Units In Lane Towers Almost Sold Out

Thursday June 8, 2017 | Jon Cronin, Queens Tribune

View from the sundeck Lane Towers is located at 107-40 Queens Blvd., on the corner of 70th Road, right above the 71st Avenue and Continental Avenue subway station with E, F, M and R train access. It is also one block from Austin Street, the neighborhood’s major upscale shopping and restaurant hub. There are currently only six one-bedroom apartments still available and one two-bedroom apartment, according to Yael Goldman, a licensed associate broker representing Lane Towers. One of the model living rooms. Photo by Jon Cronin. The renovated one-bedroom units are priced at $410,000 to $620,000. Two-bedroom units are estimated to cost between $525,000 and $675,000, while th...

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Co-op Pick of the Week

Monday April 10, 2017 | Lucy Cohen Blatter, Brick Underground

Last week we brought you our picks for the top neighborhoods for first-time buyers. Topping that list: Forest Hills, Queens. The bustling area is affordable, offers several transportation options (subway and LIRR) and it also happens to have good pubilc schools. (We featured open houses in the neighborhoods this past weekend, too.) This week, we're spotlighting a co-op pick in that neighborhood that might be attractive to more budget-minded first-time buyers looking for condo-type elements. This $399,000 one-bedroom, one-bathroom is in Lane Towers, a postwar cooperative building that's recently been renovated, with apartments that now boast high-end appliances, central heati...

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Four homes worth seeing in Jackson Heights this Sunday

Saturday August 6, 2016 | AMEENA WALKER , Curbed

Four homes worth seeing in Jackson Heights this Sunday These one- and two-bedroom apartments range from $429,000 to $699,000 and offer tons of space BY AMEENA WALKER AUG 6, 2016, 10:03A ↑73-12 35th Avenue #B25: This expansive one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment offers over 900 square feet of space and is elegantly outfitted with arched entryways, high ceilings, crown molding, large windows, and oak floors. Asking price is $440,000. When: Sunday, August 7th (12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.)

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Co-op pick of the week

Monday July 25, 2016 | Brick Underground

CO-OP PICK OF THE WEEK A three-bedroom, two-bath co-op for under $1 million? Yes, in Jackson Heights Jackson Heights, Queens, is one of those neighborhoods where the apartments are large and full of character (and the area is family friendly, too!). This particular co-op is no exception. Even sweeter, the 1,500-square-foot,three-bedroom, two-bath, repped by Nu-Place Realty, has an asking price under a million: $935,000 to be exact. Apartments in the Art Deco prewar building, built in 1940, has classic features from that era, like high ceilings, crown moldings, and archways. The Italian-style kitchen in this apartment will have solid wood cabinetry, Caesarstone countertops ...

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A Jackson Heights Co-op That Aims to Preserve

Friday June 10, 2016 | Michelle Higgins, New York Times

After years as a rent-regulated apartment complex, Washington Plaza in Jackson Heights, Queens, is joining the co-op club. Delta Management opened sales last month at the six-building, 190-unit complex at 73-12 35th Avenue for 53 renovated apartments, with prices from $374,000 for a 762-square-foot one-bedroom to $969,000 for a 1,801-square-foot four-bedroom. Originally designed by Sylvan Bien, an architect of the Carlyle hotel in Manhattan, the property dates to 1940. The six-story Art Deco-style buildings are set back and angled into a U-shape pattern around a central garden with a pond and an attended gatehouse. “We had a philosophical decision to make at the outset...

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Washington Plaza’s Reinvention: Refurbished Co-op In Jackson Heights Begins Sales

Thursday May 5, 2016 | Queens Tribune

Washington Plaza in Jackson Heights announced the beginning of co-op sales after a beautiful new redesign and apartments with single bedrooms starting at $375,000. The co-op has new amenities and proximity to Manhattan, Washington Plaza, an Art Deco prewar rental in the heart of Jackson Heights. The developers plan on it filling a void for first-time homebuyers, families and buyers looking for a spacious home in this increasingly prominent location close to Manhattan. “We are creating homes that capture the historical grace and charm of Jackson Heights while incorporating features that reflect a contemporary lifestyle,” said Marilyn Sollar, director of sales and leasing...

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Elmhurst, Queens, a ‘Crossroads of the World’

Wednesday May 4, 2016 | JULIE BESONEN, New York Times

Elmhurst, Queens, a ‘Crossroads of the World’ Last September, the Beacon Community Center in Elmhurst, Queens, introduced a free adult literacy program, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL); among those who enrolled were students from Myanmar, China, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Mexico and Venezuela. The nonprofit Beacon center, part of Sunnyside Community Services, helps immigrants “ease the transition they are making from newcomer to New Yorker,” said Shawn Mullin, the program’s coordinator. According to the 2013 edition of “The Newest New Yorkers,” published by the New York City Department of City Planning, in the ...

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New NYC Apartments Hitting the Market: Spring 2016

Wednesday March 23, 2016 | NY Curbed

The conversion of this pre-war Art Deco gem in Jackson Heights will bring spacious one- to three-bedroom apartments asking from $375,000 to the market. The conversion's selling points are its proximity to Manhattan (a 12 minute subway ride from Midtown), the building's architect Sylvan Bien who also designed The Carlyle Hotel, and private landscaped gardens for residents.

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7 Lovely Dwellings In Jackson Heights Asking Less Than $1M

Tuesday August 25, 2015 | Curbed

↑ A one-bedroom in the landmarked Greystone building at 35-15 80th Street is on the market for $279,000. The kitchen and bathroom have been recently renovated. It's also a co-op, and also has relatively low maintenance at $410/month.

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Almost Left New York, Until They Found Queens

Sunday February 22, 2015 | Sarah Matheson, The Epoch Times

NEW YORK—Musician Jeremy Wilms and actress Di Quon Wilms wanted to buy their first home together after their daughter was born, and they wanted to stay in Brooklyn. But three months of searching Prospect Heights and Clinton Hill left them feeling discouraged about the housing market in New York City. Musician Jeremy Wilms, his wife, actress Di Quon Wilms, and their 21-month-old daughter at their home in Forest Hills, Queens, on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. The former Brooklynites took their house hunting to three other states before resuming their search in New York City. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times) “It was just very quickly evident that the prices were just insane,” ...

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Renovated Co-ops at Continental Park are Nearly Sold Out

Wednesday February 11, 2015 | Emily, Brownstoner QUEENS

After hitting the market in October, the renovated co-op units at Elmhurst’s Continental Park are nearly sold out. More than 90 percent of the units officially sold, while all remaining have contracts out and closings have begun. Myles Horn, ABC Properties and Fisher Associates purchased 79 of the 153 co-op units and initially listed 61 for sale. The interiors were totally renovated (check out a building tour here) as well as the building common areas. There are also added amenities like a new playground, fitness center, and residents’ lounge. The first weekend the sales center opened, around 1,000 people came to tour the units, and by December over 60 percent of the apartment...

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Old is new again at Queens co-op

Friday December 19, 2014 | Konrad Putzier, Real Estate Weekly

A studio apartment in this tree-lined co-op building goes for $192,000, and a subway ride to Grand Central takes 22 minutes door-to-door. The only caveat: it’s in New York’s third-coolest borough, that part of the city where you can go for blocks without finding a single artisanal coffee shop and beards are still a sign of religious affiliation. Developer Myles Horn, of Printing House fame, is betting that a growing number of apartment hunters will turn to Queens as prices in Manhattan and Brooklyn become increasingly unaffordable. “It’s a place that’s ripe for development,” he said, explaining why he bought 79 apartments in the 153-unit co-op Contine...

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Co-ops at The Continental Park in Elmhurst Are Moving Quickly

Wednesday December 17, 2014 | Emily, Brownstoner QUEENS

Since launching in October, more than 60 percent of the co-op apartments at The Continental Park, located at 87-10 51st Avenue, are now in contract. The sales team tells us that units are entering contract at ask, with studios starting from $185,000, one bedrooms from $229,500, two bedrooms from $347,500 and three bedrooms from $509,500. All of the studio, one and three bedrooms are spoken for, with just two-bedroom units left. The developers Myles Horn, ABC Properties and Fisher Associates purchased 79 units in the 153-unit co-op and redeveloped the apartments, redesigned the common spaces, and added amenities like a children’s playground, fitness center and lounge. (Take a tour of...

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The Continental Park in Elmhurst Attracts Attention

Thursday December 11, 2014 | Sarah Matheson, The Epoch Times

NEW YORK—A large co-op redevelopment in Queens has attracted overwhelming interest from prospective buyers desirous of its conveniences, such as quality finishings and in-house laundry, which are rare offerings in the area. Developers Myles Horn, ABC Properties, and Fisher Associates bought 79 unsold units in The Continental Park, a 153-unit co-op in Elmhurst, in November 2013. Sixty-one of the units were occupied by free-market tenants, and 18 were rent stabilized. When the free-market tenants’ leases expired they were vacated, and the development team began work extensively renovating the units. “I didn’t just renovate them. I changed the design and th...

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Redeveloped Coop Adds 79 New Luxury Units to Elmhurst Neighborhood

Monday October 27, 2014 | Joshua Ayers, Multi Housing News

Veteran developers Myles Horn, ABC Properties and Fisher Associates have unveiled 79 redeveloped units at The Continental Park in Queens, New York’s Elmhurst neighborhood. Queens, New York—Veteran developers Myles Horn, ABC Properties and Fisher Associates have unveiled 79 redeveloped units at The Continental Park in Queens, New York’s Elmhurst neighborhood. The Freyer Collaborative-redesigned units are part of a 153-unit residential building located at 87-10 51st Street and sales commenced on October 18. “New Yorkers are still discovering Queens, and we believe Elmhurst is one of the best neighborhoods for today’s homebuyers,” says developer My...

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