Flushing Condos: A Quick Guide To the Basics

New York City's pulsating excitement is hard to resist, but Manhattan's real estate prices can be a bit intimidating. If this sounds like you, Flushing might be your answer. Flushing condos are a prime opportunity to own a piece of the big city while Keeping your housing budget in check.

Flushing Condos Vs. Apartments

As you stroll Flushing's bustling streets, you probably won't be able to tell the difference between a condo and an apartment. If they all look the same, why do some people choose Flushing condos over apartments? Here are three main differences between condos and apartments:

  • Condo owners are generally allowed to make changes to their unit's interior, whereas apartment dwellers need to stick with their neutral decor.
  • Urban condos tend to offer more amenities than their apartment counterparts.
  • Flushing's popularity is rising, and a condo in this neighborhood just might go up in value. If you decide to sell a condo in the future, the profits are yours to keep, spend or invest in a housing upgrade.

Did You Say Amenities?

Did you think we were going to drop a hint about amenities without sharing the details? We would never do that! Here is a list of amenities that we sometimes see in Flushing condos:

  • Doorman service.
  • Parking, sometimes for an additional fee.
  • Private balconies or terraces.
  • Common areas, either surrounding the building or on the rooftop.
  • On-site or in-unit laundry facilities.
  • Playgrounds.
  • A pool.

Crunching the Numbers

As you browse Flushing condos, don't forget to scroll through the listings to find the HOA fee. This is a monthly payment that you can't avoid, and it varies widely between buildings.

HOA fees are not a bad thing. The HOA fee actually covers important aspects of condo life, such as amenities, common area upkeep and building maintenance. A smaller building with fewer amenities will probably have a lower HOA fee, so remember this during your condo search.

Do Flushing condos sound appealing? Get in touch with Flushing Realty today to explore ownership opportunities in this popular Queens community!

Contact us at (718) 997-6000 or email us here for more information.