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Landlords pile on the freebies, loans for first-time buyers, & more

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This week, readers checked out Brick Underground to find out about the deals landlords are offering renters. Concessions like free months of rent and owner-paid broker fees tend to become more prevalent in slower markets, like NYC is in right now.

Also popular: If you’re buying for the first time, you probably know you can take advantage of historically low interest rates. There are also grants and loans for low income buyers. Brick Underground rounded up what’s available so you can achieve your ownership goals

Here, in full, are this week's most popular posts.

1) Stuck with empty apartments, NYC landlords are offering more generous freebies

2) First-time buyer grants, loans, and programs available to New Yorkers

3) Manhattan median price drops 15 percent on deals during the shutdown

4) What to expect at showings and open houses as NYC enters Phase 2

5) No rent increase for stabilized apartments for the coming year

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