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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

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