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NYC penthouses no longer grab top dollar, saving for retirement by paying your mortgage, & more

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The top floors of buildings are no long the exclusive domain of pricey penthouses. Developers are using them for more egalitarian purposes like sky lounges and restaurants as the market cools (The New York Times)

An argument for why paying off a mortgage can be a more effective way to save for retirement than investing in the stock market (Slate)

Tenants at 11 buildings owned by Harlem landlord Big City Realty win a decisive battle in their class action rent-overcharge case (The Real Deal)

Reading the tea leaves at the Federal Reserve: Why more interest rate hikes are expected this year (Business Insider)

Litter boxes, ugly appliances, electric cords can all be hidden from view with these clever hacks (Apartment Therapy)

The strange, inverse relationship of the millennial generation to houseplants (Los Angeles Times)