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How to become invisible, to make someone fall in love with you, to transform into another creature: these are all things that people have believed in, yearned for, or feared, throughout history. Spells and charms have captured the imagination for hundreds of years.
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The pros out weigh-way the cons. We are close to everything but a lot of the cons of city life are not at our doorstep. Miami is one of the biggest crime cities on the fbi list. Always ranks one of the top 10 worst cities to raise a family. Drugs theft and violent crime are all over. Yea the sunny beaches look great while we suffer most winter , but the degrees with humidity and rain all.
Upper Ditmars is an exclusive area and will continue to be compared to what is happening with the rest of Astoria. It is a great financial investment. It caters to people who actually want to live here and not necessarily buy a home to rent out and add other stories. This makes the area well kept, quiet and safer.
In the last couple of years I noticed that the homes in this area sold for more compared to other homes of the same size. Brick and mortar. In 5 years it will be 3 million. God bless the buyers. If they are from out of town, they will love the neighborhood. The seller probably never lived in the house.
They probably bought, developed and flipped it. Just show me the money attitude. It was infested with drugs with many people I knew who either ruined their life or dropped dead from overdose. It was infested with drugs with many people I knew dying of overdoses. They mostly rent the crap sized apartments middle aged and old homeowners are renting out.
For the amount the home sold for, the potential in rents and the taxes on it…it is a great investment. Many financial well off families like Astoria but do not like the noise, business establishments and traffic. Upper Ditmars is quiet and well-kept. If it stays as it is and continues to stay 1 — 2 story homes I think it has the potential to one day become one of the most exclusive and expensive parts of Astoria compared to other homes the same size.
It caters to buyers with children that may want to live here and not necessarily buy for renting. That area is very nice but there is always such a harsh smell in the spring and summer especially on humid days coming from the nearby Sewer Plant. I hope the home comes with an indoor air cleaner and i wonder if the new owners are aware of this lol.
Astoria is no longer what it use to be. This is just a bubble, and once the Tye bubble bursts, everyone will running for the foreclosures that will follow through!!! The demand is still bigger than ever , so no reason for it to drop. Nothing dropped in Williamsburg or park slope and astoria is pretty much heading on the same level.
Sorry to burst your bubble but the real estate bubble already burst several years back. Long Island was heavily hit by the after affects as value in houses dropped to half but it had little to know effect in Astoria. This is absurd! My mother-in-law has a beautiful house in PA with 3 acres of land and her realtor is telling her to bring the price down from G. This house probably has a bandaid backyard. There are only luxury apartments or condos being built in Astoria and ridiculously huge multilevel homes while the city opens more homeless shelters in the neighborhood.
What happened to housing for the working man or woman? This house is actually not too far away away from the homeless shelter. What irony! Once one house sells for such a perverse amount all the Realtors in the neighborhood start salivating thinking they can sell others for more. And so it begins. Endless kids finishing school come to NYC to get jobs in top firms. What kind of career is someone gonna have living in the sticks? Good job buddy. That is the hottest property in Astoria IMO. Made for a magazine.
I am surprised it sold for that LOW of a price. This house is NOT brand new. It was redone a few years ago. The real estate industry in the city is beyond corrupt and out of control and this article proves it. Get your facts straight, please. Yes indeed, out of towners are fooled. Grew up in the heart of Astoria and now live in Nassau County.
The house is brand new construction, check the permits. People should check there facts before they open there mouth.
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This house is new construction meaning it was totally rebuilt. Also plenty of New yorkers born here end up buying here and spending top dollar. There are different construction permits needed for each situation. Long Island was heavily hit by the after affects as value in houses dropped to half but it had little to know effect in Astoria. This is absurd! My mother-in-law has a beautiful house in PA with 3 acres of land and her realtor is telling her to bring the price down from G. This house probably has a bandaid backyard.
There are only luxury apartments or condos being built in Astoria and ridiculously huge multilevel homes while the city opens more homeless shelters in the neighborhood. What happened to housing for the working man or woman? This house is actually not too far away away from the homeless shelter. What irony! Once one house sells for such a perverse amount all the Realtors in the neighborhood start salivating thinking they can sell others for more.
And so it begins. Endless kids finishing school come to NYC to get jobs in top firms. What kind of career is someone gonna have living in the sticks? Good job buddy. That is the hottest property in Astoria IMO. Made for a magazine. I am surprised it sold for that LOW of a price. This house is NOT brand new. It was redone a few years ago. The real estate industry in the city is beyond corrupt and out of control and this article proves it. Get your facts straight, please.
Yes indeed, out of towners are fooled. Grew up in the heart of Astoria and now live in Nassau County.
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The house is brand new construction, check the permits. People should check there facts before they open there mouth. This house is new construction meaning it was totally rebuilt. Also plenty of New yorkers born here end up buying here and spending top dollar. There are different construction permits needed for each situation.
This part of Astoria still is a very nice, family oriented, quiet area away from the crowds, restaurants, and busy shops. However, I do not know what the future holds for this area with all those old factories and buildings on 20th Ave 1 block away. Many of them look unused and I think it is a matter of time before they are sold to some developer or the city to build affordable housing. Oh yea, the homeless shelter is also a couple of blocks away lol.
No one is going to invest in building real affordable housing there. Basically, the homeless and the poor will be your neighbors. Good people! I bet they are not from Astoria , or only the rich can afford to buy. People out of state or people from Manhattan are taking over…. You do realize that if these expensive homes and rents suddenly reversed itself Astoria could quickly turn into one giant crime ridden ghetto trash dump right? Astoria has always been expensive compared to other nearby areas of Queens.
It was a delightful area.. Row houses and high rise apartments.. My entire family aunts uncles cousins mom dad all. Obviously no one knew the prices would escalate like this. Not even real estate pros. The days when our grandfathers or dads could support an entire family is over. It is and now most households need two working parents. This is happening all over the country not only Astoria. Like where Lanzee was on Broadway? Still empty, no tenant. A lot of people raised in Astoria moved out and started families elsewhere.
Young adults were very few a couple of years ago. However, many kept their homes and now rent them out to the younger working generation. Work smart not hard. Notify me of followup comments replies via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting. Police are looking for a man who allegedly broke into a Long Island City apartment last month but left with nothing after being confronted by a resident. Melinda Katz has declared victory in the Democratic primary for Queens District Attorney, following the manual recount on Wednesday of thousands of absentee and affidavit ballots.
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The sale is an Astoria record for a two-family house without buildable rights, DiCiero said. All over old timers ha h a ha. In a couple of years this price will seem like a bargain!