A villa in Portugal for the price of a condo, NYC elevators have serious safety issues, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
June 7, 2018 - 11:00AM

For the median sales price of a NYC condo, you can buy a seven-bedroom villa in Portugal (New York Times)

NYC elevators have serious safety violations that you may not be aware of, according to a report from the state comptroller, who found that inspectors frequently cut corners (Curbed)

If you’ve got outdoor space, here are some picks for great patio furniture, because someday soon we’ll have a sunny weekend (Business Insider)

Building owners are pushing Albany for changes to NYC’s Loft Law to allow them more leeway against tenants who withhold rent (Crain’s)

A discussion about how to block the sun and heat from a stairwell skylight (Brownstoner)

You can make money when you declutter if you know what collectibles are in demand these days (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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