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

By Jennifer White Karp  |
August 6, 2018 - 11:00AM

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)



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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