Before you ask yourself how such a non-round number is the asking price, consider this: the listing claims that the property has a driveway long enough for TEN CARS!
I am not quite sure when that was measured (or how), but that is a pretty serious measurement. Kinda like when in grade school they tell you that your intestines are really miles long if they were unraveled.
For less than half a mil, you can park all ten of your rides and still have a a little greenery next to your house to enjoy. ( I really wish there was a pic of that damned driveway!)
Soundview is sort of near the water, which is nice. Transportation is a little tough with no direct subway stop. You'd be riding the bus, or driving one of the cars in your automotive harem.
What's more outlandish: a 3 bedroom apartment that rents for $1600/mo or needing/wanting/advertising a driveway for ten cars?