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Best websites for no-fee rentals, unprecedented closing delays, & more

Austin Havens-Bowen
By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
May 28, 2021 - 12:30PM

This week readers visited Brick Underground for a round up of the best websites to find a no-fee rental in New York City. Broker fees are typically 12 to 15 percent of your annual rent, so focusing your search on sites that filter out fee-based apartments can save you a substantial amount of money.

Also of interest: New York City buyers are facing unprecedented closing delays because of a sudden surge in sales. Brick spoke to brokers on how to protect your deposit and your financing commitment if the clock is running out on you.

Here are this week's top five posts.

1) The best websites for finding a no-fee rental apartment in NYC in 2021

2) Surge in deals creates unnerving delays for NYC buyers trying to close

3) The 3 best websites for buying a co-op or condo apartment (or entire brownstone) in NYC

4) What repairs are co-op and condo owners responsible for, and what do buildings take care of?

5) What is a pied-à-terre?

Austin Havens-Bowen

Austin Havens-Bowen


Austin Havens-Bowen is a writer and reporter. He previously covered local news for the Queens Ledger and The Hunts Point Express in the Bronx. He graduated from Hunter College with a BA in media studies. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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