Lessons from a first-time buyer's hunt, Gramercy Park's nightmare renovators, and more

By Virginia K. Smith  | September 12, 2014 - 10:59AM

For a starter apartment, a post-war (without assessments) is a solid bet (NYT)

An easy way to alienate your neighbors: incessant drilling for a "geothermal well" (DNAinfo)

Now might be a particularly good time to go for a jumbo loan (WSJ, previously)

Rego Park is getting more popular with families, and thus, more expensive (DNAinfo)

A good enough design scheme can make even the most cramped apartment seem cozy (Refinery 29)

The gap between San Francisco rents and the rest of the country, as told with food pics (now will someone hurry up and do one of these for NYC?) (The Bold Italic)

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