Wednesday, January 7, 2009
There has been lots of talk about "The View" in Long Island City. There has been buzz about their "price back guarantee program", the number of sales or lack thereof, and of course the requisite few people griping about pricing. There is one big surprise out of The View that nobody has yet talked about. The View has actually posted a couple of signed contracts lately that challenge records for LIC sales prices. While the 1 bedrooms priced from the low 500's have hardly flown off the shelves, two penthouses listed at over $3 million have recently gone into contract.
Penthouse 5 with 2260sf indoor space and 210sf outdoor listed at $3.25 Mil and PHA with 2107sf indoor and an ample 1147sf terrace listed at $3.1 Mil., are both now in contract. While the sales office will not disclose the final prices and they were more than likely negotiated, both sales challenge the $3 Mil. LIC price record for a mammoth unit at Arris Lofts 2 years ago. The 3 bedroom units also seem to be gaining some traction with 3 contracts signed recently, the list prices ranging between $1.45Mil. and $1.84 Mil.. Certainly some impressive numbers in this climate.