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What you should know before you invest in a NYC apartment, how to protect your lot-line windows, & more

By Jennifer White Karp | August 30, 2019 - 1:00PM 

This week, readers were interested in learning about how owning an apartment—or a multi-family building—has been impacted under New York's new rent laws. Most significantly: New limits cap rent increases for upgrades to an apartment or building, and there are new restrictions that affect market-rate apartments. Experienced landlords are shying away from buying again and first-time buyers of apartments to rent out will want to take note.

Here, in full, are the week's top stories.

How investment buying has changed as a result of New York's rent reforms

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The 21 best questions to ask potential roommates to get the perfect match

The 8 biggest hurdles for first-time NYC renters, solved

Roommates from hell: New Yorkers recall their worst experience sharing an apartment

Jennifer White Karp

Managing Editor

Jennifer White Karp 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 NYC real estate journalism includes stints as a writer and editor at The Real Deal and its spinoff publication, Luxury Listings NYC. She holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an MFA in nonfiction writing from the New School.

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