ROOKIE agent Allison Dubuisson can only hope all of her deals are as good as her first.
The Douglas Elliman agent steered her client to a Long Island City condo after it quickly became apparent a Manhattan co-op was out of her reach.
Within two days, the young professional Californian relocating for a new job, was sitting pretty in a one bedroom in Queens Plaza that she bought for $555,000.
“My client was attracted to Long Island City because she could get more space and value for her money than in Manhattan,ˮ said Dubuisson.
“We originally searched in Manhattan but, during the search process, we discovered that she really preferred a relatively new building with modern amenities. It was hard to find this in the city, especially now when the inventory is so low.
“I suggested we expand our search to LIC because the commute is very feasible and the prices are significantly lower than Manhattan. My client soon fell in love with LIC because the commute to work is 10 minutes and she could get more value for her money there. It was really a no brainer.ˮ
Dubuisson got her client into the 732 s/f unit at 41-26 27th Street the day after it was listed by Adrian Lupu at Nestseekers. The contracts were signed two days after that.
24-42 Bennett Ave. 3-A
Fully renovated 680 s/f one bedroom combines modern touches and amenities such as living room pre-wired for Bose sound system with pre-war details like 9 ft. ceiling, wood floors and classic black-and-white bathroom. Windowed kitchen with dishwasher and lots of storage. Pet friendly co-op with laundry and bike rooms. Maint.: $730. Asking Price: $299,000. Days on Market: 209. Agents: Michael Shapot and Luis Vazquez, Keller Williams NYC; Whitney Osentoski, City Connections Realty.
40 W116th St.
Two bedroom, 2-bath, 1,205 s/f condo (The Kalahari); full service, elevator, doorman, award-winning Gold LEED certified building, chef’s kitchen, lava stone countertops, stainless steel appliances, separate dining area, attached garage with valet parking. CC: $859; Asking price: $850,000. Two weeks on the market. Agents: Kevin Brunnock, Coldwell Banker Bellmarc; Dianne Howard and Karen Shenker, Corcoran.
Upper East Side
350 E82nd St. #11DEF
2,268 s/f newly renovated three bedroom, 4-bath corner apartment with 13 windows. Three apartments have been combined to create this home with double sized living room, dining area, den with BOSE surround sound system, home office and separate bedroom wing. Open chef’s stainless and granite kitchen with breakfast nook, counter bar and wine fridge. Wine cellar, (capacity 1500 bottles) designed by New England Wine Cellars. Mud Room, designed for strollers, bicycles, scooters. Wellington Tower Condominium is a full-service, white glove building with 24-hour doorman and Concierge, indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam rooms, fitness center, playroom, lounge, party room and a garage. Pets welcome. CC: $2,293. Asking Price: $3,295,000. Time on the Market: 100 days. Agents : Alison Black, Stribling; Laurie Dietz, Corcoran Group.
155 E93rd St. #10C
One bedroom, 1-bath simplex with hardwood floors and marble bath. Renovated kitchen. Building has 24-hour doorman. CC: $1,579. Asking price: $749,000. Time on market: 11 days. Agents: Frances Katzen, Douglas Elliman; Martha Kramer, Brown Harris Stevens.
35 Park Ave. #4A
900 s/f renovated one bedroom with new kitchen and bathroom. Kitchen has stainless steel appliances and fixtures. The apartment has a home office area and lots of closets. Floor thru layout provides separation of space between the living room and bedroom. Full service luxury co-op with full-time doorman, live in supe. CC: $1,456. Asking Price: $749,000. Time on the Market: 60 days. Agents: Stephen Perlo, Corcoran Group; Michael Rauschenberg/Michael Raab, Corcoran Group.
301 W57th St. #8-E
Studio with a modern feel in a full service condo. South-facing apartment features triple exposure, floor-to-ceiling windows and Hudson River views. Restored herringbone oak floors, washer/dryer and entry foyer. Central Park Place Condominium is a white glove building offering 24-hr doorman and concierge services, full gym, indoor pool, lounge with WiFi and private guest suites for visiting family and friends. CC: $397; Asking Price: $675,000. Days on Market: 7. Agents: Ray Asis and Corey Wecler, City Connections Realty; Douglas Elliman.
44 Remsen St. #9
550 s/f Parisian style one bedroom co-op with multi-purpose loft space. Living room has 14 ft. exposed beam ceiling, arched walls, oak floors, exposed brick, dormer window and a dramatic staircase leading to a sky-light-illuminated loft. Updated kitchen and bath, custom closets and combo washer/dryer. Nine unit co-op, in an 1844 townhous. CC: $573. Asking Price: $525,000. Time on the Market: 36 days. Agents: Jeffrey Zoldan, Brown Harris Stevens; Michael Coleman, Corcoran Group.