Podcast

December 22, 2020

The Brick Underground Podcast: Bargain hunting in NYC with John Walkup from UrbanDigs

Where are the deals in NYC and how do you find them? In this episode of the podcast, John Walkup, co-founder of the real estate analytics firm UrbanDigs, provides some context for what’s happening in the market right now. He also has advice to buyers about how to identify a motivated seller.

December 15, 2020

The Brick Underground Podcast: Ryan Serhant on new development deals for buyers

In this episode of the Brick Underground Podcast, broker Ryan Serhant, CEO and founder of the real estate brokerage SERHANT, joins host Emily Myers to share his expertise on what kind of deal you can get if you want to buy new development and what challenges you face if you want to sell.  

December 1, 2020

The Brick Underground Podcast: NYC real estate by the numbers

Is it a good time to buy? How long will rental concessions last? What is the lasting impact of the pandemic on NYC real estate? These are some of the questions explored in this week’s episode. 

November 24, 2020

The Brick Underground Podcast: NYC's looming eviction crisis and resources for struggling renters

Host Emily Myers gets into conversation with Andrew Scherer, associate professor at New York Law School, about the pandemic's effect on tenants, the city's pending eviction crisis, and resources for renters.

March 6, 2020

The Brick Underground Podcast: Renovation questions for NYC apartment buyers

Host Emily Myers gets into conversation with Compass broker Vickey Barron, who has put together a full-day course for brokers to help educate buyers on some of the issues they'll face if they plan to renovate.

February 14, 2020

The Brick Underground Podcast: The secrets to a well-run co-op or condo building

When you buy a condo or co-op in NYC, it's important to do everything you can to find out how the building is run. After all, it’s is a big investment—so what are the secrets to a well-run building? What are the typical flashpoints between residents and how are they best resolved? These are some of the questions addressed in this week's podcast with real estate attorney Steve Wagner, partner at the Manhattan law firm Wagner, Berkow & Brandt (and a Brick Underground sponsor).

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.