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9 ways to negotiate your rent when renewing your lease
Blog 10 hours ago
9 ways to negotiate your rent when renewing your lease

If it's time to renew your lease on your NYC apartment, don't panic. It may seem scary, since you probably don't have a lot of experience...

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Would you rent this giant, renovated Bed-Stuy duplex for $4,999?
Blog 13 hours ago
Would you rent this giant, renovated Bed-Stuy duplex for $4,999?

When a NYC unit is back on the market: Is it an opportunity-or warning sign? Do you like digging into a NYC building's history? One of the most...

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Brick Underground's best advice on renovating the bathroom in your NYC apartment
Blog 1 day ago
Brick Underground's best advice on renovating the bathroom in your NYC apartment

When a NYC unit is back on the market: Is it an opportunity-or warning sign? Renovating a New York City bath-as small as it may be, means facing...

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2019's best NYC neighborhoods to invest in
Blog 1 day ago
2019's best NYC neighborhoods to invest in

When a NYC unit is back on the market: Is it an opportunity-or warning sign? The overall New York City real estate market has been grinding into...

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Rejected by a landlord lately? Want to get that apartment faster? Here's your secret weapon
Blog 1 day ago
Rejected by a landlord lately? Want to get that apartment faster? Here's your secret weapon

As most renters know (or are shocked to learn), finding an apartment that's affordable, livable, and available is only the first chapter in the...

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What can you afford to buy in New York City real estate? Here's how to calculate your bottom line
Blog 1 day ago
What can you afford to buy in New York City real estate? Here's how to calculate your bottom line

Determining how much you can afford to spend on a condo, co-op or townhouse in NYC isn't as easy as simply looking at your paycheck and your...

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The 7 most common construction defects: A condo buyers guide
Blog 1 day ago
The 7 most common construction defects: A condo buyers guide

When a NYC unit is back on the market: Is it an opportunity-or warning sign? Don't rule out DIY fake turf to transform your yard-even if you're a...

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The new home office: We tried out private co-working spaces in upscale NYC rentals. Here's how it went
Blog 2 days ago
The new home office: We tried out private co-working spaces in upscale NYC rentals. Here's how it went

When a NYC unit is back on the market: Is it an opportunity-or warning sign? Don't rule out DIY fake turf to transform your yard-even if you're a...

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A co-op with Central Park views and a separate studio apartment, for $7,250,000
Blog 2 days ago
A co-op with Central Park views and a separate studio apartment, for $7,250,000

Introducing Brick Underground's luxury pick of the week, which spotlights a condo, co-op, or townhouse for sale with an asking price of at least $3...

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The 10 best Brooklyn neighborhoods for first-time buyers in 2019
Blog 2 days ago
The 10 best Brooklyn neighborhoods for first-time buyers in 2019

When a NYC unit is back on the market: Is it an opportunity-or warning sign? Don't rule out DIY fake turf to transform your yard-even if you're a...

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Report: Tracking one-bedroom rents near NYC subway stops
Blog 3 days ago
Report: Tracking one-bedroom rents near NYC subway stops

If you're looking for an apartment close to a subway, consider a new report from the listings site RentHop, which maps rental prices for one...

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A Yorkville one bedroom with a bonus room and common charges paid for three years, asking $1,580,000
Blog 3 days ago
A Yorkville one bedroom with a bonus room and common charges paid for three years, asking $1,580,000

The Upper East Side should be your first stop if you're on the hunt for a new apartment in Manhattan. It recently topped Brick Underground's list...

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Best Manhattan nabes for new buyers, how to get help with a down payment, & more
Blog 6 days ago
Best Manhattan nabes for new buyers, how to get help with a down payment, & more

This week, readers were most interested in Brick Underground's round up of the best neighborhoods for new buyers. We ranked the areas with most...

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Dear Ms. Demeanor: My neighbor’s tree is throwing shade on my apartment. Can I trim it?
Blog 6 days ago
Dear Ms. Demeanor: My neighbor’s tree is throwing shade on my apartment. Can I trim it?

If a neighbor's tree is encroaching on your property, you can trim it but Ms. Demeanor recommends a different approach: Talk to your neighbor first...

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The Brick Underground Podcast: Get up to speed on rent reform, affordability, and the NY mansion tax
Blog 6 days ago
The Brick Underground Podcast: Get up to speed on rent reform, affordability, and the NY mansion tax

In the first episode of this season, The Brick Underground podcast will take a look at rent reform and the changes you can expect when it comes to...

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I'm a rent-stabilized tenant and I got a MCI increase lowered by $159,000 for my building
Blog 1 week ago
I'm a rent-stabilized tenant and I got a MCI increase lowered by $159,000 for my building

Julia Campanelli has lived in her rent-stabilized apartment on West 34th between Ninth and 10th avenues for 30 years. Some of her building's 134...

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What’s a condop? What do I need to know about buying or selling one in NYC?
Blog 1 week ago
What’s a condop? What do I need to know about buying or selling one in NYC?

What's a condop? What do I need to know about buying or selling one in NYC? What's a condop? What do I need to know about buying or selling one in...

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What you need to know about buying a NYC condo as an investment property
Blog 1 week ago
What you need to know about buying a NYC condo as an investment property

What's a condop? What do I need to know about buying or selling one in NYC? What's a condop? What do I need to know about buying or selling one in...

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A renovated one bedroom with loft space in the East Village, for $2,850
Blog 1 week ago
A renovated one bedroom with loft space in the East Village, for $2,850

If you're looking for a vibrant NYC neighborhood, the East Village, with its bars, restaurants, and music venues, may fit the bill. Of course, the...

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Don't rule out DIY fake turf to transform your yard—even if you're a NYC renter
Blog 1 week ago
Don't rule out DIY fake turf to transform your yard—even if you're a NYC renter

When a NYC unit is back on the market: Is it an opportunity-or warning sign? You need to stage your apartment to sell it. Who pays for that? Don't...

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The 10 best Manhattan neighborhoods for first-time buyers
Blog 1 week ago
The 10 best Manhattan neighborhoods for first-time buyers

When a NYC unit is back on the market: Is it an opportunity-or warning sign? You need to stage your apartment to sell it. Who pays for that? Buying...

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Buy a co-op at a discount: All about HDFCs and how to snag one
Blog 1 week ago
Buy a co-op at a discount: All about HDFCs and how to snag one

When a NYC unit is back on the market: Is it an opportunity-or warning sign? You need to stage your apartment to sell it. Who pays for that? Dear...

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Brick Underground's 2019 guide to co-living, best neighborhoods for recent college grads, & more
Blog 1 week ago
Brick Underground's 2019 guide to co-living, best neighborhoods for recent college grads, & more

This week, readers checked out Brick Underground's guide to co-living spaces-apartments that offer a turn-key approach to renting in NYC, if you...

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The Brick Underground Podcast is back. Here's a preview of the upcoming season
Blog 1 week ago
The Brick Underground Podcast is back. Here's a preview of the upcoming season

The Brick Underground Podcast is back. The show is designed to help you get your head around buying, selling, and renting in NYC. We'll help you...

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A renovated one bedroom in Manhattan's Beekman neighborhood for $675,000, no board approval required
Blog 1 week ago
A renovated one bedroom in Manhattan's Beekman neighborhood for $675,000, 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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4 things to consider when renovating a single-family NYC brownstone
Blog 2 weeks ago
4 things to consider when renovating a single-family NYC brownstone

If you're familiar with NYC brownstones, you'll understand that they don't make buildings like these anymore, and that a stately NYC brownstone...

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Report: NYC landlords get stingier with new lease freebies
Blog 2 weeks ago
Report: NYC landlords get stingier with new lease freebies

Landlords continue to retain the upper hand in NYC's rental market thanks to a slowing sales market. Buyers are putting off purchases for the time...

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What to avoid when you're scraping together the down payment on your NYC apartment
Blog 2 weeks ago
What to avoid when you're scraping together the down payment on your NYC apartment

I don't want my roommate's boyfriend to have a key to our NYC apartment. What can I do? When a NYC unit is back on the market: Is it an opportunity...

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Fair deal? How I tracked down my stabilized apartment’s rent history
Blog 2 weeks ago
Fair deal? How I tracked down my stabilized apartment’s rent history

I don't want my roommate's boyfriend to have a key to our NYC apartment. What can I do? Would you rent this Windsor Terrace apartment with a...

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Would you rent this Windsor Terrace apartment with a private garden that's not a true one bedroom?
Blog 2 weeks ago
Would you rent this Windsor Terrace apartment with a private garden that's not a true one bedroom?

Renting an apartment with an untraditional layout is one way to squeeze some affordability out of NYC living. Apartments that are lacking in some...

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