Starter homes disappear, an 80-square-foot apartment, & more

By Jennifer White Karp | September 26, 2022 - 10:30AM

Affordable starter homes disappear from the U.S. housing market as a result of rising costs for land, construction materials and government fees (The New York Times)

Take a video tour of an unbelievably tiny 80-square-foot, SRO-style apartment in Midtown that rents for $650 a month (New York Post)

Bilt Rewards, a loyalty program for renters, will give members double points for purchases made on the first of every month starting October 1st (press release)

Soaring energy costs this winter are expected to stretch the budgets of even the most far-sighted co-op and condo boards (Habitat Magazine)

Actress and producer Mindy Kaling lists her two-bedroom, two-bath Soho loft for $2.75 million (New York Post)

Want a shortcut to building your own vacation home? Dwell Magazine is selling prefab 540-square-feet houses with a starting cost of $389,000 and they're super stylish (Curbed)

Jennifer White Karp

Managing Editor

Jennifer White Karp 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 NYC real estate journalism includes stints as a writer and editor at The Real Deal and its spinoff publication, Luxury Listings NYC. She holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an MFA in nonfiction writing from the New School.

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