Evading foreclosure for 20 years, golf amenities at new developments, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
May 3, 2021 - 10:30AM

A Long Island man who has only made one mortgage payment on his house has been evading foreclosure for 20 years (New York Post)

The shift toward working from home is hurting hundreds of locally owned stores in Midtown and the Financial District (The New York Times)

Golf grew in popularity during the pandemic and developers took notice. They're now adding high-end amenities so you can work on your game at home (New York Post)

Rising lumber prices added $35,872 to the price of an average new single-family home in the U.S. (CNBC)

The slight uptick in Manhattan sales in the first quarter was largely driven by condos, mostly in new developments (The Real Deal)

Tens of millions of Brood X cicadas are returning after 17 years. You can use an app (of course) to track them (USA Today)


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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