Freelance journalist and editor Evelyn Battaglia has been immersed in all things home—decorating, organizing, gardening, and cooking—for over two decades, notably as an executive editor at Martha Stewart Omnimedia, where she helped produce many best-selling books. As a contributing writer at Brick Underground, Evelyn specializes in deeply reported only-in-New-York renovation topics brimming with real-life examples and practical advice. A renovation survivor and resident of the Upper West Side since 1994 (starting with a tiny studio with "Central Park views" when standing tiptoe in a pink-tiled bathroom), Evelyn can often be found running with her dog in Riverside Park.
Posts by Evelyn Battaglia:
What does 'co-broking' mean when you're buying an apartment or a house?
June 1, 2023 - 13:00 PM
Co-broking is when two agents work together—one representing the buyer and the other the seller to complete a deal. The commission is split between the two agents.Read More
What sellers need to know about all-cash vs. mortgage-contingent offers in NYC
May 25, 2023 - 14:45 PM
Sellers often take all-cash offers over mortgage-contingency offers by default, but there are times when that might not make the most sense. Here are ways to manage a deal with financing to help mitigate the risk.Read More
How much does it cost to stage your NYC apartment or brownstone?
May 18, 2023 - 14:30 PM
Here's how much you can expect to pay for staging your apartment or brownstone for sale in NYC and what you get in return.Read More
The best websites for finding a no-fee rental apartment in NYC
May 15, 2023 - 12:03 PM
Fast-track your search for no-fee NYC apartment rentals with these websites—and avoid paying the dreaded broker fee, which usually ranges from 12 to 15 percent of your annual rent.Read More
The 3 best websites for buying a co-op or condo apartment (or entire brownstone) in NYC
May 8, 2023 - 09:30 AM
Looking to buy an apartment in NYC? Find the listing site that best suits your search.Read More
What to know about buying a Hamptons hotel condo or co-op as an investment property
May 2, 2023 - 12:30 PM
Thinking about buying in a hotel condo/co-op in the Hamptons or Montauk? Here's what you need to know about these low-maintenance vacation investment properties.Read More