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Manhattan prices rise, finding rent-stabilized apartments, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
July 9, 2021 - 1:30PM


This week readers checked out Brick Underground to read about Manhattan's sales market, where prices are on the rise amid a deal-making frenzy. The borough's median sales price increased by 13 percent in the second quarter according to the Elliman Report.

Also of interest: A guide to rent-stabilized apartments in New York City. Brick dives into what renters should know about these coveted apartments, such as where to find them, how to qualify, and what you can expect for rent increases.

Here are this week's top five posts: 

1) Bidding wars for rentals: Returning NYers face intense competition for apartments

2) Covid discount shrinks as prices rise and sales surge in Manhattan

3) The insider's guide to rent-stabilized apartments: Essential knowledge for New York renters

4) How to move to NYC: A crash course to finding an apartment

5) IKEA vs. Home Depot: Which should you choose for a NYC kitchen renovation?


Austin Havens-Bowen

Staff Writer

Staff writer Austin Havens-Bowen covers the rental market and answers renters' questions in a column called Realty Bites. He previously reported on 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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