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Why paying all cash can be disastrous for some, exploring life in Yonkers, & more top stories

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This week, readers were attracted to an article that explored Yonkers, the largest city in Westchester, which is seeing a boom in development and condo conversions, and an article that challenged the popular home-buying goal of doing a down payment that's as large as possible, and why that's not necessarily a wise financial move for many people.

Here, in full, are the top five most-read stories of the last week:

1) What you need to know if you want to move to Yonkers

2) Why paying all cash in NYC, or putting as much down as possible, is not always in your best interest

3) I fell in love with my Kensington co-op 15 years ago; now, I can't wait to leave

4) IKEA versus Home Depot: Which should you chose for a NYC apartment renovation?

5) How to get the most money from your landlord in a lease buyout—without hiring a lawyer (sponsored)