This week’s open house: Get a jump on home-buying before the spring rush

The Queens real estate market is hot. From co-ops to Colonials, Tudors to townhouses, throughout the borough properties are being purchased almost as fast as they’re listed. And with interest rates still relatively low, the time is ripe to buy, whether it’s a first home or an upgrade. But even if purchasing a home is not in the foreseeable future, attending an open house is an ideal way of sampling the market, so you’re prepared when you are ready to take the big step of buying a home. But don’t wait until spring, the height of the open house season, when competition is fierce and the pace is frenetic. Beat the crowds; take your time and enjoy the experience, while also having an early shot as some great house by attending an open house off-peak, i.e now! Here are three great opportunities this weekend:

Daniel Gale Queens Open Houses:


Jackson Heights

MLS: 2828835
34-35 82 St. Unit 21
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Don’t miss this property’s 1st Open House!
Saturday, February 20 from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Description: Two-bedroom Co-op in diamond condition. Pre-war luxury in an historic district—The Colonials: large living room, formal dining room, galley kitchen (recently renovated), bathroom updated in 2015, washer/dryer in unit, pets allowed (cats/small dogs), hardwood floors, closets and storage throughout, over 9-foot ceilings, board approval, no subletting, no flip tax, no move in/out fees, 20% down, numerous windows.
Listed at $488,000
Listing Agent: Teresa Reid, 917-318-0299


326 Richmond

MLS: 2816891
326 Richmond Rd
Douglaston, NY 11363
Open House Saturday, February 20 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Douglas Manor Landmark District! Colonial on 60 x 100-foot lot, wood floors. Great opportunity to redo home in your own style! Pull-down stairs to attic with lots of potential; attached garage with access to basement. House is near private park, boating community and LIRR. No sewers. Manor Association dues: $650. Community is surrounded by The Bay.
Listed at $1,050,000
Listing Agent: Carolyn Meenan, 917-796-2990


119 Forest

MLS: 2827810
119 Forest Rd
Douglaston, NY 11363
Open House Sunday, February 21 from 1 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Premier Showing! Tudor Revival! Own a piece of history. Located in Landmark/historical district. Impressive detailed rooms with step-up large formal dining room; chef’s kitchen with den set-up for entertaining. 2nd floor boasts Master Suite with bath and fpl; two additional bedrooms and one bath. The attic presents endless possibilities. Above ground basement and 2-car garage.
Listed at $1,399,000
Listing Agent: Carolyn Meenan, 917-796-2990

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