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Winter renters lose leverage, questions for condo and co-op buyers, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
March 3, 2023 - 4:30PM
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This week readers got confirmation of something many renters are experiencing: Unusually high New York City rents in January pretty much eliminated the usual bargaining power renters enjoy during the slower winter months.

Also of interest: What condo and co-op buyers need to ask about a building's financial health before making an offer.

Here are this week's top five posts: 

1) An affordable housing lottery opens for 95 apartments on the Lower East Side

2) Renew your lease with a rent increase or try your luck with a new place? It's a trickier decision this winter

3) Before you buy: 15 questions to ask about a NYC co-op or condo building

4) How to read a NYC co-op or condo building’s financial statement

5) Why I moved to NYC from Tennessee: After bailing on a toxic job, my inner voice told me it was now or never


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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