Hotels muscle into the home-sharing business, why death by falling AC is extremely rare, & more top stories

By Jennifer White Karp  |
July 5, 2018 - 11:00AM

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em: Hotels are getting into the home-sharing business (The New York Times)

Crowdfunding and other alternatives to traditional mortgages are helping new buyers afford a down payment (The Real Deal via Wall Street Journal)

It’s the season for New Yorkers to worry about (the extremely rare) potential of being killed by a falling AC (Curbed)

If you don’t mind a lack of light and some occasional dampness, garden apartments can be a good deal (Apartment Therapy)

Why is the New York State Pavilion in Queens, a leftover from the 1964-65 World’s Fair, rusting into oblivion? (amny)


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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