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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?

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