A town bans 'for sale' signs, what sellers need to say about a building's condition, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
June 18, 2018 - 11:00AM

“For sale" lawn signs are banned in one pricey Connecticut city out of concern that turnover is hurting its image (Curbed) 

A discussion about whether sellers have a responsibility to inform buyers about expensive building repairs planned for the future (New York Times)

Train and bus ridership has dropped as New Yorkers turn to app-based rides like Uber and Lyft, according to a study by the New York Economic Development Corp. (New York Post)

A report commissioned by NYCHA officials says that privately managed public housing is rated highly by tenants, and has fewer work orders and turnover (The Real Deal via Wall Street Journal)

Relatively affordable prices, new development, and a lively strip of restaurants and shops are drawing newcomers to Crown Heights (New York Post)

Firepits to draw you and your guests out to the patio (New York Times)


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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