Sacrificing cable for a down payment, pick Midtown to avoid broker's fees, and more

By Virginia K. Smith  | June 3, 2014 - 10:59AM

Would you ever give up cable to save for a down payment? Some wannabe homeowners would (Trulia)

In Midtown, landlords are picking up the broker's fees to lure tenants (The Real Deal)

Don't like that new development in your neighborhood? A judge's restraining order just might stop it (Brownstoner)

Thanks to an uptick in "whisper listings," your dream apartment may have been sold without ever officially hitting the market (The Real Deal)

Forget de Blasio's beloved ferrets, hedgehogs are the new, smelly pet trend (though still illegal in NYC) (Jezebel via Gothamist)

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