Queens Real Estate Market: JUNE 2016

by George Herrera, Realtor and Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty. June 2016 Market Update  Queens home sales were off to a solid start during the first two months of 2016 which reflected year over year increases. However, for the last three months, we have seen year over year decreases in home sales […]

How to Throw a Block Party in Queens NYC

By George Herrera, Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty. A Block Party is defined as a community sponsored, public event where there are no sales of goods or services. Block parties are limited to one block and one day. If you have always wanted to throw a block party […]

Meet the Newest Two Family House for Sale in East Elmhurst

by George Herrera, Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty. What: Two Family House for Sale in East Elmhurst Where: 31-39 84th St, East Elmhurst, NY 11370 When: Just Listed Price: $799K Open House: 4/16 & 4/17 from 11am – 1pm Today we introduce you to the latest Queens Home […]

10 Things you should Know as a Multi Family Homeowner in Queens

by George Herrera, Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty. 1. Make sure you register your building annually Owners of all multi family properties are required by law to file an annual Multiple Dwelling Registration form with HPD. This applies to buildings of 3 or more units, and 1- or […]

What it Was Like to Buy a Home, After Selling Over 150…

by George Herrera, Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty. My wife & I recently closed on the our very first home and boy was it an experience, especially considering the fact that we are both Realtors ourselves. Even though we’ve sold over 150 homes in our career, the entire […]

Queens Real Estate Market Update: February 2016

by George Herrera, Realtor and Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty. Queens Real Estate Market Update: February 2016 Home sales dropped in January which is somewhat typical considering the fact that there’s usually a big rush to close by end of year. Sales in January were down from December, but very […]

Astoria Ditmars Neighborhood Market Update: FEB 2016

Above listed properties are the most recent one, two, and three family home sales in the Astoria Ditmars Neighborhood (11105). Information gathered from the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island, Inc.  For more details, pics, or information about any of the above properties, please contact george@queenshometeam.com Blog and Site courtesy of George & Abigail Herrera, […]

Minor Home Repairs and Improvements that Make all the Difference in Queens

   by George Herrera, Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty.   Whenever we meet with Homeowners who are thinking of selling, we usually give them some homework before putting their property on the market. Reason why is because there are always little things that can be done in order […]

Queens Real Estate Market: 2015 Year in Review

   by George Herrera, Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty   Queens Real Estate Market 2015 Year in Review Welcome to our first edition of the “Queens Real Estate Market: Year in Review”. Rather than comparing one month to the previous month and the same month of the previous […]

Home Seller Closing Costs in Queens NYC: RESIDENTIAL

RESIDENTIAL 1-3 Family Home Seller Closing Costs in Queens NYC We meet with homeowners & potential sellers every week, and one of things we always do is go through their estimated net seller proceeds once we have appraised their property. This is extremely important because there are several closing costs associated with selling real estate […]

Astoria Ditmars Living – January 2016

  facebook.com/groups/astoriaditmarsliving/ View this in your browser Astoria Ditmars Living – JANUARY 2016 – Provided by George Herrera & Abigail Herrera, Astoria Ditmars Residents and Owners of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty Welcome to the first edition of Astoria Ditmars Living, a local newsletter connecting residents in the community. Connecting with our fellow neighbors […]

Queens Real Estate Tax Guide

by George Herrera, Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty. Selling Queens real estate can be a very complicated process—just as complicated as purchasing real estate in Queens—particularly from the perspective of taxes and exemptions. So, the following is a list of various potential queens real estate taxes and exemptions […]

Queens Real Estate Market Update: December 2015

  by George Herrera, Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty.   December 2015 Queens Real Estate Market Update Home sales slowed again in November as inventory remained tight and prices continued their steady increase. As the end of the year approaches, consensus among economists was that the Federal Reserve […]

Basics of a 1031 Exchange: What is it and How does it Work?

  by George Herrera, Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty. If you’re a Queens real estate investor, or if you’ve bought & sold properties here in the past, then you’re probably already familiar with the concept of a 1031 exchange. If you’re just starting out on Queens real estate […]

How Much is your Queens Home Really Worth?

by George Herrera, Realtor and Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty. Every house has value, regardless of it’s condition. The question is, how much value? There are several factors that affect the value of 1-4 Family Homes here in Queens, and it’s important to note that Appraised Value is different than […]

Queens Real Estate Market Update: NOV 2015

by George Herrera, Realtor and Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty. November 2015 Queens Real Estate Market Update The pace of existing home sales dipped in October, both month over month and year over year. As chatter about the eventual rise in interest rates becomes more pervasive in the media, a […]

17 Fun Facts about East Elmhurst NY

by George Herrera, Realtor & Owner of Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty. East Elmhurst NY is a wonderful and unique neighborhood in Queens county NYC. We sell a lot of homes here so we get to tour the neighborhood and learn all of it’s hidden gems quite often. The neighborhood consists of two […]

18 Fun Facts about Astoria Ditmars

by George Herrera, Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty. Live in the area? Join our local Facebook group to stay in touch with what’s happening in the neighborhood: www.facebook.com/groups/astoriaditmarsliving/   Astoria is comprised of 4 different zip codes, 11102, 11103, 11105, and 11106. The most popular of the 4 […]

Queens Real Estate Market Report: OCTOBER 2016

Queens Real Estate Market Report: October 2015 The pace of existing home sales rose in September, but remains slightly below the pace from the same month last year. Demand for existing homes appears to remain high even after rebounding to post-recession highs this summer. Prices have not begun their usual seasonal decline for the latter part of […]

19 Must Have Links for Queens Homeowners

If you own a Home in Queens, then you know that there is a lot of information that you must have readily accessible for a variety of reasons. For example, maybe you need to pull your C of O, maybe you need to provide your Block and Lot number, you may need to check if […]

Queens Real Estate Market Update: SEP 2015

Queens Real Estate Market Update  Existing home sales hit a high for the year in August, however, year-over-year sales were still down. Inventory remains tight on a county level as the increased demand for homes continues to outpace the number of homes coming onto the market. The pace of year-over-year price increases slowed somewhat in August, and […]

A Guide to Myrtle Avenue Ridgewood NY

Article by Kevin Walsh Ridgewood Theatre, 55-27 Myrtle Avenue between St. Nicholas and Putnam avenues Myrtle Avenue Ridgewood NY, one of the lengthiest streets in both Brooklyn and Queens, runs for nearly 15 miles from Jay Street MetroTech complex in the heart of downtown Brooklyn, east to Jamaica Avenue at the former Triangle Hofbrau. It was first […]

A Heart Warming Home Sale in Rego Park, Queens…

This week we closed on one of our single family home listings in Rego Park. This deal was one if those rare deals where everything went smoothly, and everyone was extremely happy! Our client was the seller and she was one of our most pleasant and friendly clients ever:) She was selling her home, which […]

20 Fun Facts about the Forest Hills NY Neighborhood

Forest Hills is an AWESOME neighborhood in Queens NY! We sell homes, Coops, and Condos in Forest Hills and the feedback we get from current and new residents is outstanding. People love the history, the old world charm of Forest Hills Gardens, the Shopping and entertainment along Austin St, the pre-war Coops, etc. There’s much […]

Queens Real Estate Market Update: AUG 2015

Queens Real Estate Market Update: AUG 2015 The pace of home sales continued to slow in July according to the Long Island Board of Realtors. July marked the highest year over year decrease in home sales this year at 11%. In other words, last July there were 736 home sales in Queens, while only 655 […]

You’re being Taxed as a Two Family, but is your House a Legal 2 Family?

Many times we meet with homeowners who claim their property is a two family home because they are being taxed as a two family, however, legal use is determined by the NYC Department of Buildings, not the Department of Finance. Therefore, you may be getting taxed as a two family, but in reality, your property […]

Queens Home Team Awards and Recognitions

Awards & Recognitions 2015 Top Listing Agent of the Month: Jul 2015 George & Abigail Herrera listed more properties for sale than any other Keller Williams’ Associate. Top Selling Agent of the Month: Jul 2015 George & Abigail Herrera listed more properties for sale than any other Keller Williams’ Associate. Top Listing Agent of the […]

Queens Home Team sells another Bay Terrace Gardens Coop in Bayside NY!

Another Bay Terrace Gardens Coop $OLD for Top Dollar! George Herrera, Abigail Herrera, and the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty are pleased to announce the sale of their 2 BR Coop located at 14-20 Bell Blvd, Bay Terrace Gardens Cooperative, Bayside, NY 11360. This Bayside coop consisted of 2 bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, and sold for […]

Queens Home Team Announces Sale of 2 BR Coop at Windsor Oaks in Bayside NY…

Sold in 57 Days, for 99% of asking Price! George Herrera, Abigail Herrera, and the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty are pleased to announce the sale of their 2 BR Coop located at 219-40 75th Ave #241A2, Windsor Oaks Cooperative, Oakland Gardens, NY 11364. This Oakland Gardens coop consisted of 2 bedrooms, 1 […]

Queens Home Team sells another Studio Coop at Northridge Section 1 in East Elmhurst!

George Herrera, Abigail Herrera, and the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty are pleased to announce the sale of their Studio Coop located at 32-22 92nd St #602, Northridge Section 1 Cooperative, East Elmhurst, NY 11369. This East Elmhurst coop consisted of 1 living room/bedroom, 1 Bathroom, and sold for $85,000. This Northridge Section […]

Queens Home Team Raving Fans!

We’ve been very fortunate to help a lot of Queens home owners sell their properties here in Queens and as a result of our hassle free, service driven approach, we have made a lot of fans along the way. With that said, below is a list of testimonials that we have received from past Queens […]

This Month in Queens Real Estate: JUL 2015

  June 2015 Queens Real Estate Market Update The pace of home sales rose in June, but were still below the pace of sales last June. The combination of buyers looking to take advantage of low interest rates before they increase further coupled with less homes being on the market than the same time last year has […]

Queens Home Staging Tips

Staging & preparing your home before hitting the market is extremely important. We’ve seen first hand what staging, de-cluttering, and rearranging of furniture can do for a home. The showing inquiries are always greater, offers are much higher, and negative feedback is minimal because believe it or not, buyers nitpick at the small things. The […]

Price to Sell

Getting ready to get into the Queens real estate market? You may be nervous and unsure for one of many reasons. After all, selling a home is a very big decision regarding one of the most valuable assets in your life. Rest assured that the right agent with a strategic sales plan for your home […]

Seller’s Etiquette

Once you decide to put your home on the market, it is important to practice good seller’s etiquette. After all, selling a home, condo, or coop is a business transaction, therefore, there is an expected protocol to how sellers should interact with outside parties. For help or advice on how to practice good seller’s etiquette […]

Understanding the Buyer

As the seller, you can control three factors that will affect the sale of your home: The home’s condition, the asking price, and the marketing strategy. However, it’s important to note that there are numerous other factors that influence a buyer, and you need to understand these consumer trends when you enter the sellers’ market. […]

12 Steps to Selling a Coop in Queens NY

In Queens we have Residential homes, Coops, and Condos. Selling a Coop can vary from selling a Condo or residential 1-4 family home, therefore, we have come up with the 12 basic steps involved in selling a Condo in Queens. Being that Coops have management companies and boards, some steps may vary depending on the […]

11 Steps to Selling a Condo in Queens NY

In Queens we have Residential homes, Coops, and Condos. Selling a Condo can vary from selling a Coop or residential 1-4 family home, therefore, we have come up with the 11 basic steps involved in selling a Condo in Queens. Being that Condos have management companies and(or) boards, some steps may vary. For help or […]

8 Steps to Selling a Residential Home in Queens NY

Selling a residential 1-4 family home in Queens can be quite different from selling a typical residential home in other parts of the country. When referring to one family homes, the process may be more common, but even then, it is significantly different because of the NYC specific variables that are a factor. When selling […]

Queens Home Team Sells another 1 BR Coop at Forest & Garden in Kew Gardens!

George Herrera, Abigail Herrera, and the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty are pleased to announce the sale of the 1 BR Coop located at 118-60 Metropolitan Ave #2G, Forest and Garden Cooperative, Kew Gardens, NY 11415. This Kew Gardens coop consisted of 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, and sold for $152,500. This Forest and […]

Queens Home Team sells another Coop at Donner Gardens in Jackson Heights!

George Herrera, Abigail Herrera, and the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty are pleased to announce the sale of the 1 BR Coop located at 35-15 84th St #6F, Donner Gardens Cooperative, Jackson Heights, NY 11375. This Jackson Heights coop consisted of 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, and sold for $170,000. This 1 BR Donner […]

Queens Home Team sells another Coop at the Belvedere West in Jackson Heights!

George Herrera, Abigail Herrera, and the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty are pleased to announce the sale of the 1 BR Coop located at 35-15 84th St #2I, Jackson Heights, NY 11375. This Jackson Heights coop consisted of 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, and sold for $221,000. This 1 BR coop was on the […]

1031 Exchange Info for Queens Home Sellers

If you’re a seasoned real estate investor in Queens, you’re likely familiar with the concept of a 1031 exchange. If you’re just starting out on Queens real estate investment, then you’re probably eager to learn about the tax-deferral option. We’ve prepared a primer on this important tool for your investment-planning purposes. A 1031 exchange, also […]

Real Estate Closing Costs for Seller in Queens NYC

Condos Brokerage Fees: Typically 4-6% in Queens Own Attorney: $850+ Processing Fee: $450+ NYC Transfer Tax: Up to $500,000 = 1% $500,000+ = 1.425% Condo Deed Transfers: $75 NY State Transfer Tax: $4 per $1,000 of price NYS Equalization Fee: $75 Pick-up/Payoff Fee: $250 – $500 UCC-3 Filing Fee: $100 Miscellaneous Condominium Charges: Vary by building PLEASE NOTE:  For condominiums in new developments, the […]

This Month in Queens Real Estate: JUN 2015

JUNE 2015 QUEENS REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE The pace of existing home sales increased slightly from April to May according to the latest report released by the Long island Board of Realtors. This is likely related to slow growth in inventory that has failed to keep pace with this year’s pickup in demand. This has […]

Should you Sell your Queens Property with or without Tenants?

   by George Herrera    Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home team at Keller Williams Realty So you own a rental or investment property in Queens and you’ve determined that now is the right time to cash out or move on to your next investment. Being the savvy investor that you are, you have […]

If you Misplace or can’t find your Coop Documents

FOR home and condo owners, losing a deed is usually no big deal. But for co-op owners, the loss of a share certificate — and the proprietary lease that goes with it — will almost always cause a problem, and in some cases can get quite expensive when the time comes to sell or refinance […]

Queens Home Team Hassle Free Listing

George & Abigail Herrera are pleased to announce their exclusive “Hassle Free Listing Program”. Take the risk and fear out of listing your home with an agent and relax knowing that you won’t be locked in to a lengthy contract. Enjoy the caliber of service from Agents confident enough to  make this offer! What’s your […]

Queens Home Team another Coop at Kew Village in Kew Garden Hills!

George Herrera, Abigail Herrera, and the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty are pleased to announce the sale of the 2 BR Coop located at 135-18 77th Ave, Kew Garden Hills, NY 11367. This Kew Village coop consisted of 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, and sold for $175,000. This 2 BR coop was on the market […]

This Month in Queens Real Estate: MAY 2015

May 2015 Queens Real Estate Market Update  Right now the Queens’ real estate market is feeling pretty tight to say the least. If you or someone you know has been searching for a home, they can tell you all about it. Inventory is much lower than 2014 levels so we’re experiencing a lot of multiple offers, […]

Queens Real Estate Transaction Overview

…Detailed steps to buying and selling real estate in Queens County It is difficult to estimate how long the process will take, from acceptance of an offer to closing.  Assuming a loan can be secured in a timely fashion, one can move from contract to closing on a condo/residential home in about 60 days. However, the cooperative […]

4 Hazards of Selling your Queens Home without an Agent

When real estate markets are on the upswing (like the Queens real estate market), it’s common for sellers to get creative and look for new ways to turn a profit. Some cash-saving measures, like competitive pricing and high ROI renovations, are great tools for getting the most from a deal. Others, like selling without an […]

5 Queens Home Buyer Turnoffs

Putting your Home, Coop, or Condo on the Market? Consider these common Queens home buyer turn-offs and make sure you’re in good hands with potential buyers… 1. DIRTY OR CROWDED HOMES It can’t be overstated how important it is to de-clutter and clean your home before selling it. Buyers want to look at your home, […]

10 Things to Consider when Buying a Multi Family Home in Queens

Buying a Home, Coop, or Condo in Queens is much different than buying a house in other parts of the country. One thing in particular that you will find a lot of in Queens, are multi-family properties, specifically 1, 2, and 3 family homes. Multi family homes can be a great financial  investment because of […]