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Fannie Mae foresees a mild recession, staging mistakes to avoid, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
September 22, 2023 - 2:30PM
The High Line Park Manhattan New York City


This week, readers checked out a forecast from Fannie Mae, which says a mild recession that economists have been predicting for a couple of years is still going to swipe the U.S. According to a statement from Doug Duncan, senior vice president and chief economist, “Recession-level home sales volumes,” indicate a “mild downturn in the first half of 2024.”

Also of interest: What happens when a new co-op board wants to enforce subletting rules?

Here are this week's top five posts:  

1) Fannie Mae predicts a mild recession for the U.S. in the first half of 2024

2) 13 staging mistakes that can cost you the sale of your apartment

3) Should I sign a one- or two-year apartment lease in NYC?

4) Can I be evicted for subletting my co-op apartment?

5) A housing lottery launches for 50 apartments in Forest Hills, Queens


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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