Where true New York City living -- the places, buildings, and culture -- collide. It's the Brick Underground Podcast, from BrickUnderground.com. As New York City's most popular and trusted source of real estate advice, BrickUnderground speaks directly to New Yorkers seeking solutions to their real-estate and apartment-dwelling needs.
Finding a deal in NYC as landlords pull concessions and raise rents
If you want to rent in NYC right now, what should you expect? Apartments are no longer sitting empty and the balance of power is tipping in favor of landlords. So how do you get the edge? In this episode of the podcast, Adrian Savino, director of leasing and business development at Living New York, joins host Emily Myers to shed light on where the deals are as landlords pull concessions and raise rents.
Trading your NYC apartment for a cheap(er) vacation
If you’ve ever wanted to put your New York City apartment to work by trading it for a week’s vacation somewhere else, this might be the year. Surging demand and fewer listings for short -term rentals are pushing up prices in popular vacation spots and if you’re traveling with unvaccinated children you might well be looking for an alternative to a busy hotel. Mary Lowengard, a contributing writer for Brick Underground, joins host Emily Myers to offer advice from decades of experience swapping her Upper East Side co-op for places in Europe and the U.S.
How to negotiate your NYC sale or purchase
In this guide to negotiating, Mike Walker, residential sales manager at R New York, joins host Emily Myers to share some practical tips on how to get what you want when you are buying or selling.
Your NYC buying, selling, and ownership questions
Is it a red flag if a developer has failed multiple building inspections as you go to close on your apartment? What if there's no Certificate of Occupancy? What are you signaling as a buyer if you offer the asking price on an apartment with your initial bid? In this episode of the podcast we discuss your real estate questions as the city’s sales market goes into overdrive. Host Emily Myers is joined by Allison Chiaramonte, an agent at Warburg Realty and attorney Shaun Pappas, a partner at Starr Associates.
The shock of buying in NYC for the first time
Even if you've bought real estate in another city, buying in New York will surprise you. Having to compromise on your purchase when you're spending a million or more is one of the biggest shocks for many. Host Emily Myers is joined by Brick Underground’s managing editor Jennifer White Karp and Kobi Lahav, director of sales at Living New York, to talk about the often awkward, frustrating and always eye-opening process of buying in NYC. The conversation covers the layers of bureaucracy, the legal wranglings, the broker tricks, board politics, and why buying in NYC holds such an appeal.
Spotlight on Queens real estate with Bianca Colasuonno
Trends in the Queens real estate market are similar to Brooklyn—there are fewer listings, lots of sales taking place, and prices are going up. In this episode of the podcast, Compass broker Bianca Colasuonno talks with host Emily Myers about buying and selling in Queens as New Yorkers find themselves less tied to a Manhattan commute. If you’re selling, the condition of your place is more important than ever because buyers want turn-key places that need little work. There are also tips for buyers in an increasingly competitive market.
NYC real estate questions answered
What an informative show! I’d love to hear more like this.
great insider tips if you're moving to "the city" or just imagining it
Really Great Podcast
I love this podcast. Really entertaining. The tipping guide was very helpful.