A $238 million penthouse shatters records, register for a down payment instead of wedding china, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
January 24, 2019 - 11:00AM

A penthouse under construction at 220 Central Park South is now the most expensive home ever sold in the United States. It closed for $238 million (Forbes via the Wall Street Journal)

Getting married? Instead of gifts, ask your guests to help crowdfund your down payment (Citylab)

A couple of fake real estate agents scammed renters out of their deposits in Brooklyn and Queens (Gothamist)

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney plans to introduce a bill that would prevent anonymous luxury apartment buyers from hiding behind LLCs (The New York Post)

Unconventional home mortgages—dubbed “liar loans” after the financial crisis—are making a comeback (The Real Deal)

Brush up on these tips for painting your walls white (Apartment Therapy)


Jennifer White Karp

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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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