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

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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)