Queens auction enjoys strong bidding

This property at 195 Keno Ave., Holliswood, went for 35 percent over the minimum bid.

Tuesday’s estate auction by Queens Public Administrator Lois Rosenblatt of ultimately 20 co-ops and houses Tuesday eked out 1 percent more than the total minimum bids of $$4.315 million.

The amount of winning bids reached $4.355 million.

Although I wasn’t present, the results suggest spirited bidding for the properties that went down; many of them significantly exceeded the administrator’s upset prices.

Accounting for the merely apparent weakness in the total were four properties for which nobody raised a hand.

I’d say that the auction went quite well and the results may — may — indicate that the Queens housing market is beginning to regain a modicum of health.  I don’t know to what else can be attributed the substantial sums for which many of the properties went over the minimum bids, unless they were significantly underpriced.

Below are the minimum and winning bids: Continue reading

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15 houses, 6 co-ops head to auction in Queens

This Kew Gardens house has the highest upset price, $665,000, in the estate auction by Queens Public Administrator Lois Rosenblatt.

Queens Public Administrator Lois Rosenblatt has announced that an estate auction of six co-ops and 15 houses will be held on June 14 starting at 11 a.m.

Minimum prices range from $45,000 for a single-family house in Jamaica to $665,000 for one in Kew Gardens.  For the apartments, which will be sold pending board approvals, the lowest acceptable bid is $74,000 for a co-op in Corona and the top is $143,000 for a Flushing unit.

Shown above is the detached stucco house that was owned by Anna Javor at 110 82nd Road in Kew Gardens.  With a one-car garage and nearly three stories, the house sits on a 5,000-sf lot and is subject to tenancy. Taxes are $7,496 annually.

The properties to be auctioned are listed below along with Continue reading

Queens auction garners $4,796,000 for city coffers

This house in Woodside received the highest bid, $601,000, at an estate auction by the Queens County public administrator.

Although five of 21 apartments and houses at an estate auction held yesterday by Queens Public Administrator Lois M. Rosenblatt were withdrawn, every property on the block found a buyer.  Bids totaled $4.796,000.

With upset prices given first, here are the results: Continue reading

8 co-ops, 13 houses in Queens head to city auction

251-38 43rd Ave., Little Neck

The auction of 21 Queens co-ops and single-family homes is scheduled for Dec. 15.

Public Administrator Lois M. Rosenblatt has set upset prices ranging from $41,000 for a co-op in Jamaica to $453,000 for the single-family house in Little Neck shown at the top.  All the properties belong to the estates of owners who left no will.

Sorry for the slightly weird formatting (because of my limited knowledge of HTML), but below are the available residences headed for the auction block: Continue reading