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How a recession would impact NYC real estate, protecting your apartment's lot-line windows, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
September 6, 2019 - 1:00PM

This week, readers tuned in to stories about how the economy impacts their New York City real estate decisions, with a pair of stories about how buyers, sellers, and renters typically respond when a recession hits, and how to weigh renovating vs. selling "as is" to maximize your profit in a slow market.

Also popular this week was a query about lot-line windows and a broker selling a condo with an illegal addition.

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

1) What happens to NYC residential real estate if there's a recession?

2) I just found out the windows along the entire side of my apartment are going to get bricked up. What can I do? [sponsored]

3) What's a 'classic six' apartment, and why are they so desirable?

4) Should you renovate or sell in a down market? Here are the questions to ask

5) A broker is misrepresenting a condo in my building. Should I report it?


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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