The folks at PropertyShark have delved into the data to come up with a list of the most expensive properties sold in Queens in 2011?and the most expensive, 131 Beach 139th Street, made us blink and double-check our map to make sure we were talking about the same Queens. (The borough's second priciest transaction was for a much more typical-looking property.) 131 Beach was listed for $5.379 million in May 2010 and sold for $3.2 million in September 2011. Not a positive result for the seller, who spent $3.4 million on the house in 2006. Then again, this is the kind of place that won't necessarily appeal to every buyer.
· Home Sales in Queens Take a Dip in 2011, But Prices Keep Up [PropertyShark]
· 131 Beach 139th Street [PropertyShark]