This week, readers learned about a three-year investigation that yielded hundreds of hours of secretly-recorded interactions with real estate agents on Long Island. The agents treated non-white undercover house hunters very differently, including steering them away from predominately white neighborhoods, which is illegal under the Fair Housing Act.
Readers also visited Brick Underground to learn about alternatives to marble and granite for kitchen renovations. Thanks to advances to in technology, there's a wide range of durable and attractive materials on the market that you might not be aware of.
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.
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