Rental upgrades that won't rile your landlord, avoiding shady contractors, and more

By Virginia K. Smith  | July 9, 2014 - 10:59AM

Apartment upgrades that won't mess up your relationship with the landlord (Apartment Therapy)

13 ways to avoid getting burned by a bad contractor (Trulia)

Yeesh: buyers now need to shoot for places below their budget just to leave room for the bidding war (The Real Deal)

If you're thinking of buying a home from Harlem's Abyssinian Development Corporation, maybe think twice (NYDN)

​House-hunters, take note: a Williamsburg townhouse is on the market for (slightly) less than $1 million (Curbed NY)

Either an excuse to get into poker or a reason to avoid it: a broker may be at the table (NYT)

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