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Dealing with a landlord, financing a pied-à-terre, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen | November 12, 2021 - 1:30PM 

This week readers visited Brick Underground to learn what renters wish they knew about dealing with a landlord before they signed their lease. Some real-life tips include avoiding a building where the landlord also lives and learning when to pick your battles.

Also of interest: How to get financing for a pied-à-terre. You'll have to pass the reasonable test and might pay a higher rate compared to a primary residence.

Here are this week's top five posts: 

1) What NYC renters wish they knew about dealing with a landlord before they signed a lease

2) What you need to know about financing a pied-à-terre in NYC

3) Is the real estate calendar still relevant? Or are sellers done with waiting for spring and fall to list properties?

4) Can a NYC apartment building ban signs or flags in windows?

5) 9 of the 10 top sellers’ markets are in Brooklyn, StreetEasy says

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