The year of the couch potato, what happens when a seller walks away, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
January 6, 2020 - 11:00AM

Will 2020 be the year we become permanent couch potatoes? One financial analyst predicts political anxiety will keep people home in greater numbers in the months to come (Business Insider)

Does a buyer have to pay an attorney and engineer their fees if the seller walks away from a deal (The New York Times)

Evictions in NYC have dropped almost 20 percent since the new rent laws were passed in June (Daily News)

Have floor-to-ceiling windows? Here are some great options for window shades in NYC (StreetEasy Blog)

Ridership was up 32 percent on the NYC Ferry in 2019, according to the NYC Economic Development Corporation (amNew York)

An affordable housing lottery opened for six units in a Bed Stuy building. Rent starts at $2,168 (Brownstoner)


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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