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Some co-ops relax rules, suburbs with the most sales, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
May 21, 2021 - 2:30PM

This week readers dropped by Brick Underground to read up on how the pandemic is forcing changes at some New York City co-op buildings. Co-ops in general are known for having stringent rules on, for example, financing, post-closing liquidity, subletting, pets and a lot more, but slow sales means some buildings are relaxing those policies in order to draw buyers.

Also of interest: A look at the suburbs around NYC that gained the most buyers and saw a jump in median sales price.

Here are this week's top five posts:

1) The pandemic forces some NYC co-op buildings to relax their rules

2) Tracking the NYC suburbs with the most sales during the pandemic

3) How to rent a short-term, furnished apartment in NYC without getting scammed

4) 14 insider tips for renting an apartment in NYC

5) Brick Underground's 2021 guide to co-living spaces in NYC: How to tell the communal disruptors apart


Jennifer White Karp

Managing Editor

Jennifer 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 New York City real estate journalism includes stints as a writer and editor at The Real Deal and its spinoff publication, Luxury Listings NYC.

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