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Podcast

February 7, 2020

The Brick Underground Podcast: How to read between the lines of apartment listings—and get the most out of your search

This week we bring Brick Underground's "Take It Or Leave It" column to our listeners, discussing what to look for in rental listings and how to avoid getting tripped up by, among other things, net effective versus gross rent, or legal bedrooms versus dens. Host Emily Myers is joined by Brick Underground’s managing editor Jennifer White Karp and Constantine Valhouli, founder of the real estate research and analytics firm NeighborhoodX.

January 31, 2020

The Brick Underground Podcast: The intersection of transit and housing in NYC

In this episode of the Brick Underground podcast, we take a look at some of NYC's most pressing transit issues as well as its success stories. We'll also dig into what it means to be a smart city, how New York is competing, and what public data collection can do for your housing goals. Our guest for this episode is Sarah Kaufman, associate director of the NYU Rudin Center for Transportation. ​​​​​​​

January 23, 2020

The Brick Underground Podcast: How does NYC real estate move past ‘peak uncertainty’ in 2020?

In this episode of the Brick Underground podcast, we explore some of NYC's current market data with real estate appraiser Jonathan Miller, president, and CEO of the firm Miller Samuel.

August 21, 2019

The Brick Underground Podcast: What do the sweeping rent reforms mean for New Yorkers?

Tenants in New York City now have many more protections thanks to sweeping rent reforms passed in June. Host Emily Myers is joined by attorney Sam Himmelstein to consider what the changes mean for New Yorkers.

July 12, 2019

The Brick Underground Podcast: NYC's complicated relationship with Airbnb

On one hand, New Yorkers want to put their expensive real estate dollars to work and bring in some extra income in a city that’s notoriously unaffordable. On the other hand, there are claims illegal short term rentals are having a negative impact on the rental market, pushing up prices for tenants and contributing to the city’s affordability crisis. Host Emily Myers is joined by Matt Murphy, executive director of the NYU Furman Center to dig into the details.

June 28, 2019

The Brick Underground Podcast: All about NYC building management

How do you look for signs of mismanagement in a NYC building? In this episode of the Brick Underground podcast, we dig a bit deeper into building management, how to find out if an apartment you've fallen in love with has fines or violations or if there have been emergency repairs—and whether these are deal breakers for a purchase. With some online research and some visual cues, you can identify how the building is run.

June 14, 2019

The Brick Underground Podcast: Closing costs and a new downpayment solution

Host Emily Myers gets into the details of closing costs and how they can affect your buying power as well as closing credits—where the seller gives the buyer a financial sweetener. Plus, a conversation with the CEO of co-investment company who wants to put money into your NYC condo or townhouse purchase.

June 7, 2019

The Brick Underground Podcast: The state of the NYC real estate market

So what's the state of the NYC real estate market today? The Brick Underground podcast takes a look at the oversupply of new development which is lagging on the market and consider whether sellers and buyers are out of sync as sellers hold onto an idea of the market based on economic data rather than what buyers are prepared to pay. 

May 31, 2019

The Brick Underground Podcast: Zoning issues—what happens when your neighborhood gets rezoned

In this episode of The Brick Underground Podcast, we take a look at what happens when your NYC neighborhood gets rezoned.

May 24, 2019

The Brick Underground Podcast: All about co-living—what your options are and how to stay on the right side of the law

Co-living companies remove a lot of the friction involved in renting with roomies—the companies stock the pantry, clean the linen and provide a community. The Brick Underground Podcast considers the details of different co-living spaces, how they works and how the brands are defining themselves. We are also going to look at some of the legal issues that can arise from the co-living model.

May 17, 2019

The Brick Underground Podcast: Get up to speed on rent reform, affordability, and the NY mansion tax

The Brick Underground podcast gets you up to speed on rent reform and the changes you can expect when the current laws expire on June 15th.

May 10, 2019

The Brick Underground Podcast is back. Here's a preview of the upcoming season

Introducing the next season of The Brick Underground Podcast, a show dedicated to helping you navigate one of the most complicated and expensive real estate markets in the world.

July 2, 2018

The Brick Underground Podcast: Soothing your anxious or bored cat

Brick Underground Podcast tackles NYC apartment living with a pet that suffers from anxiety and aggression

June 1, 2018

The Brick Underground Podcast: Buying the apartment next door

Combining apartments is a delicate dance, and it starts with being nice to your neighbor.

May 1, 2018

The Brick Underground Podcast: Navigating the Buyer's Market

Tips for apartment buyers and sellers looking to make a move now.