Tracking down an apartment's ghosts, home repair class is in session, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
September 10, 2018 - 11:00AM

If walls could talk: Owners who want to learn more about their apartment’s history, including its former occupants, can hire detective-like researchers to dig up the past (The Wall Street Journal)

Home repair classes can teach you how to tackle jobs yourself and save you money and aggravation (The New York Times)

The John C. Kelley mansion at 247 Hancock St. in Bedford-Stuyvesant sold for $6.275 million, above its $6 million asking price. This sets a new record for the neighborhood (Brownstoner)

LLCs, which shield the identities of owners, have become one of the most dominant ways to buy property in New York City (The Real Deal)

Glass-front cabinets put dishware on display while also protecting them from grease and dust (Apartment Therapy)

A new report from Comptroller Scott Stringer's office finds the property tax rate has grown three times as fast as New Yorkers’ incomes (The New York Post)


Jennifer White Karp

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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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