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

By Jennifer White Karp  |
June 26, 2020 - 12:30PM

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

And from this week's sponsors:

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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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