Based on a number of craigslist ads (and another email from our tipster), it appears that rents in 188 King street are running from $2,795 (1br) to $9,500 (2br penthouse). Not a bad way to try out the building, and the neighborhood, if you’re considering a purchase (especially if you can pre-negotiate an option to buy).
According to our tipster, “The units on the second floor in the back, with the separate bedroom type area and the huge patio are going for $3200 per month and are leasing quickly” while “The units in the back of the building above the second are [priced] at $2795,” and “They claim to have leased the third floor and now are working on the fourth as they work their way up the building.” In addition, the front penthouses are going for $5,000 while the larger 3,000 sqft penthouses in the back are going for $9,500.
An important consideration if you’re interested in buying one of the units in the front-half of the building: quite a few lenders will refuse to finance a condo in a building that is less than 60% owner-occupied. It’s something to consider in terms of resale as well.
∙ The Scoop On 188 King Street: Now
Selling Leasing [SocketSite]
∙ $2795 / 1br – New construction! [craigslist]
∙ $3200 / 1br – Brand new luxury loft w/ LARGE deck! [craigslist]
∙ $5000 / 2br – Fantastic penthouse w 16ft ceilings [craigslist]
∙ $9500 / 2br – 3,000 SQUARE FOOT PENTHOUSE!! [craigslist]