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Most affordable nabes for renters, buy with 3 percent down, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen | May 13, 2022 - 1:30PM

This week readers visited Brick Underground to check out the most affordable neighborhoods for renters in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. If you're looking for a reasonably priced rental, search in neighborhoods like Inwood and Jackson Heights, where rents are lower and inventory is higher, according to a new survey from SERHANT.

Also of interest: How first-time apartment buyers in New York can get a loan through the State of New York Mortgage Agency that enables them to put down just 3 percent of the purchase price. 

Here are this week's top five posts: 

1) The 10 most affordable neighborhoods for renters in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens

2) The 3 percent-down mortgage you've never heard of that's available in NYC

3) What you need to know about living in Mill Basin, Brooklyn, a suburban-like community without the high taxes

4) What's the difference between a co-signer and a guarantor?

5) Why I moved to NYC from Maryland: To work as a sous chef and live in a Black community

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