Illegal driveways in Brooklyn, what justice looks like for slumlords, & more

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Buyers of old houses are sometimes in for rude awakenings. Other times, they find that they love difficult, expensive renovation projects (New York Times)

Having completed a jail sentence, a Brooklyn slumlord must now spend five years on probation (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Predatory lending targeting veterans could be inflating home loan interest rates for people in general (The Real Deal)

Here's what kinds of houses $60,000 could have bought you in 1962 (Brownstoner)

Tenants are once again accusing their landlord of using illegal construction to drive them out, this time in East Williamsburg (amNewYork)

Some Bensonhurst residents are shaking their fists at their neighbors for turning their lawns into un-permitted driveways, and taking away street parking in the process (New York Post)