Teri Karush Rogers
Founder & Publisher
Founder and publisher Teri Karush Rogers launched Brick Underground in 2009. As a freelance journalist, she had previously covered New York City real estate for The New York Times. Teri has been featured as an expert on New York City residential real estate by The New York Times, New York Daily News, amNew York, NBC Nightly News, The Real Deal, Business Insider, the Huffington Post, and NY1 News, among others. Teri earned a BA in journalism and a law degree from New York University. During law school she realized she would rather explain things than argue about them, so she returned to service journalism after graduation.
Posts by Teri Karush Rogers:
15 insider tips for renting an apartment in NYC
March 24, 2023 - 11:41 AM
Rents are dramatically higher than they were a year ago, there are also very few apartments available, and bidding wars are far more frequent, making apartment hunting an incredibly frustrating experience.Read More
How can you tell if a seller is willing to negotiate?
December 12, 2022 - 12:30 PM
Some sellers tell you in the listing language that they are extremely motivated to sell and willing to negotiate. More often, they leave clues they may be unaware of. Here's what to look for.Read More
My new landlord will pay the broker's fee, but says I have to repay him if I break the lease. Is this legit?
November 28, 2022 - 12:30 PM
While there’s currently no law stopping your landlord from clawing back the broker’s fee if you break your lease, it’s not a common practice—and it’s probably not what state lawmakers had in mind when they passed the new rent laws in 2019, our experts say.Read More
How much does title insurance cost in New York City?
November 14, 2022 - 13:30 PM
On a $1 million New York property with a mortgage, you can expect title insurance to cost around .6 percent, or about $6,000, our experts say.Read More
Can I transfer my existing mortgage if I sell my place and buy somewhere else?
November 7, 2022 - 12:40 PM
You can’t take your mortgage with you when you move, our experts say. The only type of mortgage assumption a buyer can take advantage of is a purchase CEMA on a condo or single-family home to avoid paying the mortgage recording tax.Read More
A landlord wants to see six month's rent in my savings account. Is this normal?
October 31, 2022 - 09:30 AM
NYC landlords can require you to have a certain amount of money in your bank account, but it's rare unless there are red flags in your application.Read More