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5 apartments for sale in Queens for less than $500,000

By Nathan Tempey  | October 27, 2017 - 10:15AM

This two-bedroom, two-bath co-op in Bay Terrace has a balcony with a view of Little Neck Bay.

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A StreetEasy market report published this week showed, among other things that the median price for non-new construction apartments in Queens is $513,000, up a sizable 9.3 percent from the same time last year. Still, apartments in the borough are a deal compared to the $754,000 median in Brooklyn, and given that the median is the middle of the price spectrum, there are quite a few on the market that are listed for less.

We rounded up five apartments from around Queens that are for sale for less than $500,000, all of which are having open houses this weekend. Here's an idea of what's out there.

The interior of this two-bedroom, two-bath co-op in Bay Terrace is dated, but the apartment is compelling nevertheless (see also the top image). It's in a doorman building with parking, an outdoor heated pool, and tennis, and the building is described as dog friendly. The apartment itself has a balcony with views of Little Neck Bay.

It's near an express bus line that runs into Midtown in a little over an hour, which is about the same time as it takes to get to Penn Station after trekking to the nearest Long Island Rail Road station. It's listed for $495,000, with $1,506 in monthly maintenance.

The open house is set for Sunday October 29th, 1-3 p.m.

This one-bedroom, one-bath co-op is on Avenue C in Astoria is one block from the Ditmars Boulevard N station. It's listed for $360,000, with $666 in maintenance fees. The apartment seems fairly basic, with two closets and not much more than 400 square feet in floor space, according to the floor plans. The building has storage which is included with the unit, and in-building laundry. No pets, but sublets are possible after five years.

The open house is set for Sunday, October 29th, 3-4:30 p.m.

This two-bedroom, two-bath co-op is in Parkway Village, a leafy, two-and-three-story co-op development in Jamaica. The unit is listed for $227,000, with $1,311 in monthly maintenance. It's a corner duplex, with parquet floors, a washer and dryer, a dishwasher, and an attic. The development is pet-friendly. An express bus stops nearby and goes to Midtown during rush hour in around 45 minutes.

The open house is scheduled for Saturday, October 28th, noon-1:30 p.m.

This two-bedroom, one-bath co-op in Jackson Heights is listed for $385,000. It's described as being on the top floor of the seven-floor elevator building, and both bedrooms are on corners. The smaller bedroom is described as being best used as a guest room or office. The building is three long blocks from the E, F, M, R, and 7 stops at the center of the neighborhood. $918 a month maintenance.

Open houses are set for Saturday, October 28th, noon-2 p.m., and Sunday, October 29th, 11 a.m.-noon.

In Forest Hills, this two-bedroom, one-bath co-op on Yellowstone Boulevard is listed for $459,000. It's described as fully renovated, with stainless steel appliances, southeastern exposure, and a transferable parking spot available for additional money. Pets are allowed. $942 a month maintenance.

It's 35 minutes from Midtown via express bus, or about 45 minutes via the M or R trains, about five blocks away at 67th Avenue (along with the E).

The open house is set for Sunday, October 29th, noon-2 p.m.



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