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A renovated Inwood two bedroom with lots of strorage for $525,000, no board approval required
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A renovated Inwood two bedroom with lots of strorage for $525,000, no board approval required

Welcome to Brick Underground's sponsor apartment pick of the week, where we feature a co-op for sale by the owner of the building. You do not need...

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What you need to know about buying in a NYC building that has both condos and rentals
Blog 3 days ago
What you need to know about buying in a NYC building that has both condos and rentals

If you're on the hunt to buy a New York City apartment, you may have come across condo or co-op buildings that also have apartments to rent-both...

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How to navigate a buyer’s market whether you're buying or selling—Brick Underground's best advice
Blog 3 days ago
How to navigate a buyer’s market whether you're buying or selling—Brick Underground's best advice

How to navigate a buyer's market whether you're buying or selling-Brick Underground's best advice How to navigate a buyer's market whether you're...

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UWS to UES: Exchanging brownstones for high-rises, and embracing life as a family of renters
Blog 4 days ago
UWS to UES: Exchanging brownstones for high-rises, and embracing life as a family of renters

When a new job on Long Island gave Erin Farrell Talbot, a communications specialist, a long commute from her apartment on the Upper West Side, she...

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How to make your dream of living in NYC a reality
Blog 4 days ago
How to make your dream of living in NYC a reality

You may have to hustle, you may have to make some compromises, and it's unlikely you'll get to live by yourself, but we're here to tell you that it...

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Landlords of small buildings want out, the rapid growth of co-living, & more
Blog 4 days ago
Landlords of small buildings want out, the rapid growth of co-living, & more

In the wake of the new rent laws, many small and mid-sized landlords—including families with rent-stabilized or rent-controlled units—are selling...

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A renovated studio in Jackson Heights with rustic details, for $1,850
Blog 4 days ago
A renovated studio in Jackson Heights with rustic details, for $1,850

If you're looking for a New York City apartment with a country feel, this studio, 35-21 79th St., #3G, in Jackson Height's Historic District may...

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A renovated Soho loft with two bedrooms plus a den, for $3,995,000
Blog 5 days ago
A renovated Soho loft with two bedrooms plus a den, for $3,995,000

Welcome to Brick Underground's luxury pick of the week, a feature spotlighting a condo, co-op, or townhouse for sale with an asking price of at...

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I moved next to Domino Park to improve my dog's health, and ended up improving my life too
Blog 5 days ago
I moved next to Domino Park to improve my dog's health, and ended up improving my life too

Landlords of small buildings want out, the rapid growth of co-living, & more Real estate developers are adding new parks as part of condo and...

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How to price your NYC apartment in a buyer’s market
Blog 5 days ago
How to price your NYC apartment in a buyer’s market

Can a co-op board ask for my credit card statement? What is the 'wet-over-dry' rule and how does it affect a NYC renovation? If you're thinking of...

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Waterfront streetcar plan moves ahead, the real story behind the 'Queen of Retail,' & more
Blog 6 days ago
Waterfront streetcar plan moves ahead, the real story behind the 'Queen of Retail,' & more

The city is moving forward with the Brooklyn-Queens Connector—a zero-emission streetcar that will run along the waterfront from Astoria to Red Hook...

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5 new condos where the sponsor pays the transfer tax and other closing costs
Blog 6 days ago
5 new condos where the sponsor pays the transfer tax and other closing costs

In a buyer's market, new condo developers try to sweeten the deal by offering to pay some of the closing costs. In the current market, that's more...

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Brick Underground's 2020 real estate forecast, buying vs. refinancing and renovating, & more
Blog 1 week ago
Brick Underground's 2020 real estate forecast, buying vs. refinancing and renovating, & more

This week, readers visited Brick Underground for our 2020 NYC real estate forecast. Renters can expect to see continued rising rents and fewer...

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Undercover renters to test for racial bias in NYC, join your local community board, & more
Blog 1 week ago
Undercover renters to test for racial bias in NYC, join your local community board, & more

Rent-stabilized tenants at 1074 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights are suing their landlord for an estimated $2 million in illegal rent overcharges,...

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A renovated Brooklyn Heights three bedroom for $1,999,000, no board approval required
Blog 1 week ago
A renovated Brooklyn Heights three bedroom for $1,999,000, no board approval required

Welcome to Brick Underground's sponsor apartment pick of the week, where we feature a co-op for sale by the owner of the building. You do not need...

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Brooklyn sales show an increase for the first time in two years, and Queens continues to set records
Blog 1 week ago
Brooklyn sales show an increase for the first time in two years, and Queens continues to set records

After nearly two years of declines, the number of sales in Brooklyn, as well as the median sales price, have seen increases. It's too early to...

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We live next door to a major NYC construction project. The drilling and hammering is 'hell'
Blog 1 week ago
We live next door to a major NYC construction project. The drilling and hammering is 'hell'

What is the 'wet-over-dry' rule and how does it affect a NYC renovation? With mortgage rates so low, is it better to buy or refinance and renovate?...

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Here are the NYC apartments for sale with the deepest price chops in December
Blog 1 week ago
Here are the NYC apartments for sale with the deepest price chops in December

We live next door to a major NYC construction project. The drilling and hammering is 'hell' What is the 'wet-over-dry' rule and how does it affect...

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Contractor who built affordable housing accused of mob ties, does your building offer CBD yoga? & more
Blog 1 week ago
Contractor who built affordable housing accused of mob ties, does your building offer CBD yoga? & more

A contractor that allegedly had ties to the mob helped build the de Blasio administration's latest affordable housing complex in the Bronx (The...

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Ask Sam: Our landlord is renting to a commercial tenant without changing the Certificate of Occupancy. Can we withhold rent?
Blog 1 week ago
Ask Sam: Our landlord is renting to a commercial tenant without changing the Certificate of Occupancy. Can we withhold rent?

If your building lacks a valid CO, you and your neighbors can stop paying rent until the situation is corrected....

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What is the ‘wet-over-dry’ rule and how does it affect a NYC renovation?
Blog 1 week ago
What is the ‘wet-over-dry’ rule and how does it affect a NYC renovation?

If you're planning to renovate your NYC apartment you've probably come across the concept of a 'wet-over-dry' rule-it's a building's way of...

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From Tribeca to Nolita: Giving up raw space for a sense of community
Blog 1 week ago
From Tribeca to Nolita: Giving up raw space for a sense of community

When his daughter started to grow up and need a real bedroom, New Yorker William Richmond-Watson traded his open loft in Tribeca-which was great...

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Recently divorced and ready to buy, rent, or sell in NYC? Here's Brick Underground's best advice
Blog 1 week ago
Recently divorced and ready to buy, rent, or sell in NYC? Here's Brick Underground's best advice

Even when a divorce is amicable, it's almost always one of the hardest things you'll ever go through. Throw in the challenges of New York City real...

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With mortgage rates so low, is it better to buy or refinance?
Blog 1 week ago
With mortgage rates so low, is it better to buy or refinance?

2019 ended with mortgage interest rates lower than they were at the beginning of the year, and economists expect those rates to stay low in 2020,...

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What’s a red herring notice—and why the strange name?
Blog 2 weeks ago
What’s a red herring notice—and why the strange name?

In any context other than New York City residential real estate, a red herring is known as something designed to distract you from a particular...

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Condos vs. townhouses: Prices, carrying costs, resale values, and other considerations for New York buyers
Blog 2 weeks ago
Condos vs. townhouses: Prices, carrying costs, resale values, and other considerations for New York buyers

The real jewels in 'Uncut Gems' are the over-the-top homes Trying to decide between buying a condo or a townhouse? You may have a sense of which...

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Neighborhoods to watch in 2020, hundreds of buildings have facade violations, & more
Blog 2 weeks ago
Neighborhoods to watch in 2020, hundreds of buildings have facade violations, & more

The number of apartments available for sale in December was up 10 percent over a year ago, according to Halstead's inventory report (press release)...

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2020 NYC real estate forecast: Buyers trade up, renters lose advantage, and sellers...quit?
Blog 2 weeks ago
2020 NYC real estate forecast: Buyers trade up, renters lose advantage, and sellers...quit?

The real jewels in 'Uncut Gems' are the over-the-top homes You could say lightning struck twice in the New York City real estate market in 2019:...

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The real jewels in ‘Uncut Gems’ are the over-the-top homes
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The real jewels in ‘Uncut Gems’ are the over-the-top homes

It's safe to say that New York City's real estate, as depicted in the newly released, big studio flick, "Uncut Gems," is more realistic than the...

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From Astoria to Rockaway Beach: Leaving a raucous social life for the peace of the ocean
Blog 2 weeks ago
From Astoria to Rockaway Beach: Leaving a raucous social life for the peace of the ocean

How much total will you tip the building staff this year at the holidays? A California native, Dana moved to Astoria and found a boisterous, social...

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