Queens rents rise faster than anywhere else, bad broker warning signs, & more

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Rent increases in Queens outpaced the entire country. The average rent increased in July by 8.3 percent to $2,342, compared to the prior year (The Real Deal via RentCafe)

New Metro-North stations are coming to four neighborhoods in the Bronx: Hunts Point, Parkchester/Van Nest, Morris Park, and Co-op City (Curbed)

Sleek new towers are challenging Coney Island's character (The Bridge)

If your real estate agent seems too slick, you should walk away (Apartment Therapy)

7 places in your apartment or house where you can use lime plaster to add depth and character (Remodelista)

A simple but stylish fold-out couch made from two belts, a frame, and a cushion, and nothing else (Design Milk)