Senior Writer/Podcast Producer
Emily Myers is a senior writer, podcast host, and producer at Brick Underground. She writes about issues ranging from market analysis and tenants' rights to the intricacies of buying and selling condos and co-ops. As host of the Brick Underground podcast she has earned three silver awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors. Emily studied journalism at the University of the Arts, London, earned an MA Honors degree in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh and lived for a decade in California. In spite of her itinerant background, she has been living in the same Brooklyn rental since 2016.
Posts by Emily Myers:
A housing lottery launches for 89 apartments in a Downtown Brooklyn luxury building
May 25, 2023 - 09:30 AM
Housing lottery applications are open for 89 newly constructed apartments at 540 Fulton St. in Downtown Brooklyn. New Yorkers earning from $50,812 to $215,150 are eligible to apply. Rents start at $1,407 for a studio.Read More
7 ways to get around a NYC landlord's 40X rent rule
May 24, 2023 - 15:30 PM
Here are your options when you don't earn enough to meet a typical NYC landlord's salary requirement of 40 times the monthly rent.Read More
The home loan that lets first-time buyers put as little as 3 percent down
May 23, 2023 - 14:30 PM
For buyers at or below a certain income level, the State of New York Mortgage Agency (SONYMA) allows first-time homebuyers to get a loan if they have 3 percent of the purchase price.Read More
6 cheap or no-cost energy efficiency fixes for your NYC co-op or condo building
May 23, 2023 - 12:30 PM
Low- or no-cost energy efficiency fixes for NYC co-op and condo buildings include changing the alteration agreement, sealing AC units, and switching to LEDsRead More
What is the warranty of habitability and how does it affect tenants?
May 22, 2023 - 12:30 PM
The warranty of habitability is a guarantee landlords must make to keep your apartment and the building safe and livable at all times.Read More
Can I get out of a co-op contract without losing my deposit if an assessment is bigger than expected?
May 22, 2023 - 09:45 AM
Your ability to get out of a contract for a co-op and get your deposit back because you found out about a larger than expected assessment depends largely on the the terms of the contract.Read More