Happy Memorial Day! Our office is closed Monday. Here are some posts to catch up on

By Brick Underground  | May 27, 2019 - 9:00AM

Summer unofficially starts this weekend.


Memorial Day is upon us, and our office is closed today. If you’re heading to the beach (the weather looks great) or just lazing around, why not catch up some of Brick Underground most popular stories from last week? 

Consider it time well spent getting a jump on your real estate goals for the summer.

Are you in the market to buy for the first time? Brick rounded up the best neighborhoods for first time buyers in Manhattan and in Brooklyn with the most studios and one bedrooms under $450,000.

Need help buying a place in New York City? This new company co-funds the down payment on a condo or brownstone—it’s a new way to buy, but you have to give up some equity.

There are niches in the NYC market that even real estate agents don't know very well. We've got you covered. Looking to buy a co-op at a discount? Read up on HDFCs and how to get one. Confused about condops? They are not very well understood. We break down what you need to know about buying or selling one in NYC.

Haven't had time to wrap your brain around co-living? If you’re a renter and considering a move, you should check out Brick Underground’s 2019 guide to co-living companies in NYC. Make sure you understand the legal issues surrounding co-living before you sign a lease. Going to college in the city—or know someone who is? Brick compares co-living to student housing to give you a sense of what the costs and benefits are.

Is your rent up for renewal? Here’s how to have a conversation with your landlord if you are facing a rent increase.


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