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How investment buying has changed, where to get a deal, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
November 20, 2020 - 3:30PM

This week, readers visited Brick Underground to read about how the pandemic has changed buying a New York City apartment as an investment. There are discounts in the sales market, but renting it out won't bring in the same income it once did—and cap rates are even lower than usual, so be prepared to sit on your investment for at least five years.

Also of interest: A look at the New York City neighborhoods where buyers are getting the best deals during the pandemic.

Here, in full, are this week's most popular posts.

1) How the pandemic has changed buying a NYC apartment as an investment

2) The NYC neighborhoods where buyers are getting the biggest deals now

3) How a Covid-19 vaccine could impact NYC’s real estate market

4) Considering a ground-floor apartment? Here's what you need to know

5) Brokers channel tv's 'Odd Couple' to sell actress Carole Shelley's condo [video]


Austin Havens-Bowen

Staff Writer

Staff writer Austin Havens-Bowen covers the rental market and answers renters' questions in a column called Realty Bites. He previously reported on local news for the Queens Ledger and The Hunts Point Express in the Bronx. He graduated from Hunter College with a BA in media studies. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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