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10,000 illegal Airbnbs 'likely to disappear,' holiday tipping gone wrong, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
December 16, 2022 - 12:30PM


This week readers headed over to Brick Underground to read about a new initiative by New York City to block illegal short-term rentals. Starting in January, hosts must register with the city and confirm they are not in violation of their lease or any laws. Airbnb and other platforms will need to verify that registration status to process transactions. The new system will likely weed out over 10,000 illegal listings, the city says.

Also of interest: NYC rents in November were close to record highs even though lease signings were down, which is typical for cooler months.

Here are this week's top five posts: 

1) To combat illegal short-term rentals, NYC tries a new registration system for hosts. Here's how it works

2) Expect NYC rents to fall? You're going to be disappointed by this latest market snapshot

3) I found an envelope of cash and bumped up my building’s holiday tips

4) 9 negotiating mistakes to avoid when you're buying in NYC

5) From Manhattan Valley to Bushwick: My roommate's partner moved in so I bought a condo on my own


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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