Why lawns are terrible for the environment, smart home tech can intimidate buyers, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
August 12, 2019 - 11:00AM

Get a look at the $12,000-a-month rental at the American Copper Buildings. It’s on top of the skybridge that connects the two buildings (Curbed)

The lasting financial impact of the Great Recession on Millennials: Ongoing struggles with housing and healthcare (Business Insider)

Two giant emojis—one with a zipper over its mouth—appeared on the façade of a duplex in Manhattan Beach, CA, after neighbors reported the owner’s short-term rentals (Inman)

A video looks at why Americans lavish so much time and attention on the climate-killing lawns (The New York Times)

New record: One in seven Americans filing for bankruptcy is 65 or older (Considerable)

Too much smart home tech can make your listing intimidating to buyers (Business Insider)


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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