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.
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