Rental Market Report

April 2018


Over the last month, the average rent in Queens has decreased by 0.12%, from $2,183.42 to $2,180.83.


Over the last month, the average rental price in Queens decreased by 0.12%, from $2,183.42 to $2,180.83. The average rental price for a studio increased by 1.15%, from $1,773.75 to $1,794.21. The average rental price for a one-bedroom decreased by 0.7%, from $2,135.14 to $2,120.14. The average rental price for a two-bedroom decreased by 0.50%, from $2,641.36 to $2,628.15. Year-over-year, studio rental prices are up 4.05%, while one-bedroom and two-bedroom rentals are up 3.53% and 1.89%, respectively. Overall, the average rental price in Queens in up 3.01% from this time last year.
Over the last month, studio rental prices increased in every tracked neighborhood, except for in Astoria, where studio pricing fell by 1.2%. One-bedroom rental price changes were all negative, except for in: Long Island City (+1.3%) and Rego Park (+0.3%). Two-bedroom price changes by neighborhood were mostly positive, except for in: Astoria (-3.2%), Ridgewood (-5.2%), and Rego Park (-5.8%). This past month, the most expensive rental units in Queens were in Long Island City, while the least expensive studio and one-bedrooms were in Jackson Heights and the least expensive two-bedroom rentals were in Ridgewood.
Year-over-year, the most impressive price growth was observed in Long Island City (+9.1%), Rego Park (+5.1%), and Forest Hills (+6.4%). As previously stated in the March report, these three neighborhoods are experiencing growth at a near frantic pace, which directly leads to these largest price swings.

Notable Trends

Building (Average Prices)
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Queens Rents: April 2017 vs. April 2018
Type April 2017 April 2018 Change
Studios $1,724 $1,794 4.05%
One-bedrooms $2,048 $2,120 3.53%
Two-bedrooms $2,579 $2,628 1.89%

Where Prices Decreased (Monthly)

Studios -1.2% One-Bedroom -1.1% Two-Bedroom -3.2%
One-Bedroom -0.7% Two-Bedroom -5.2%
One-Bedroom -1.4%
Rego Park
Two-Bedroom -5.8%
Forest Hills
One-Bedroom -2.3%
Jackson Heights
One-Bedroom -2.0%

Where Prices Increased (Monthly)

Long Island City
Studios 1.7% One-Bedroom 1.3% Two-Bedroom 0.8%
Studios 0.0%
Studios 4.5% Two-Bedroom 1.8%
Rego Park
Studios 2.5% One-Bedroom 0.3%
Forest Hills
Studios 0.5% Two-Bedroom 3.9%
Jackson Heights
Studios 0.1% Two-Bedroom 3.2%

• The average price for a rental in Long Island City increased by 1.23% over the last month.

long island city studio apartment price trends

• After a dip last month, the average price for a rental in Astoria continued to fall with average rents experiencing a 1.91% decrease during April.

astoria studio apartment price trends

• Thanks to a sizeable increase in listings in the area, which exerts downward pressure on pricing, the average rental price in Ridgewood fell by 2.2% during April.

RIDGEWOOD studio apartment price trends

• After two months of price decreases, the average price for a rental in Flushing increased by 1.47% during April.

flushing studio apartment price trends

• Continuing the decline seen during March, the average price for a rental in Rego Park fell by 1.59% during April.

rego park studio apartment price trends

• During April, the average price for a rental in Forest Hills increased by 1.03%.

forest hills studio apartment price trends

• Over the month of April, the average price for a rental price in Jackson Heights increased by 0.55%.

jackson heights studio apartment trends

The Report Explained

The Queens Rental Market Report ™ compares fluctuation in the borough’s rental data on a monthly basis. It is an essential tool for potential renters seeking transparency in the Queens apartment market and a benchmark for landlords to efficiently and fairly adjust individual property rents in Queens.

The Queens Rental Market Report ™is based on a cross-section of data from available listings and priced under $10,000, with ultra-luxury property omitted to obtain a true monthly rental average. Our data is aggregated from the MNS proprietary database and sampled from a specific mid-month point to record current rental rates offered by landlords during that particular month. It is then combined with information from the REBNY Real Estate Listings Source (RLS), OnLine Residential (OLR.com) and R.O.L.E.X. (Real Plus).

Author: MNS has been helping NYC landlords and renters navigate the rental market since 1999. From large companies to individuals, MNS tailors services to meet your needs. To discuss further with our CEO, Andrew Barrocas, call us on 212-475-9000 or email at asb@mns.com

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Note: All market data is collected and compiled by MNS’s marketing department. The information presented here is intended for instructive purposes only and has been gathered from sources deemed reliable, though it may be subject to errors, omissions, changes or withdrawal without notice.

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