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Avoid regret after a kitchen reno, buying in Manhattan vs. Brooklyn, & more

By Jennifer White Karp | February 1, 2019 - 3:00PM 

This week, readers looked for guidance on a number of thorny real estate issues, including when to save and when to splurge on a kitchen renovation, the age-old question of buying in Manhattan vs. Brooklyn, and navigating noise issues when the offender is the one who cashes your rent check. Also drawing attention: All the new ways buyers can negotiate discounts.

Here, in full, are the week's top stories.

What not to skimp on when renovating your NYC kitchen

What's the smarter buy: A studio in Manhattan or a one bedroom in Brooklyn or Queens?

How to tackle asking a noisy neighbor—or landlord—to keep it down

What's currently negotiable when buying an apartment in NYC?

My co-op board is preventing me from selling my apartment. What can I do?

Jennifer White Karp

Managing Editor

Jennifer White Karp steers Brick Underground’s editorial coverage of New York City residential real estate and writes articles on market trends and strategies for buyers, sellers, and renters. Jennifer’s 15-year career in NYC real estate journalism includes stints as a writer and editor at The Real Deal and its spinoff publication, Luxury Listings NYC. She holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an MFA in nonfiction writing from the New School.

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