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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.

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    • 4.9, 22 Ratings

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.

    Renovation questions for NYC buyers

    Renovation questions for NYC buyers

    How do you raise renovation questions in a co-op board interview? Is it possible to get pre-approval to do upgrades from a board before you buy? Are there ways to tell if a board is open to renovations without directly asking? Is now the time to renovate or sell? These are some of the questions tackled in this episode of the Brick Underground Podcast with host, Emily Myers, and Vickey Barron, a broker with Compass 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.

    • 25 min
    Secrets of a Well-Run NYC Building

    Secrets of a Well-Run NYC 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.

    • 23 min
    How to Read Listings

    How to Read Listings

    Brick Underground’s "Take It Or Leave It" column is the subject of this week’s podcast. Host Emily Myers is joined by Jennifer White Karp, Brick Underground’s managing editor, and Constantine Valhouli, founder of the analytics firm NeighborhoodX, for a discussion of how to read between the lines of New York City rental listings and avoid getting tripped up by, among other things, illegal bedrooms, slick staging, and confusing rent information.

    • 27 min
    The intersection of transit and housing in NYC

    The intersection of transit and housing in NYC

    Commute times have an impact on prices and the hunt for affordable housing means people are living further from their jobs. Host Emily Myers and guest, Sarah Kaufman of the NYU Rudin Center for Transportation, talk about some of the city’s transit challenges—and surprising recent improvements. Plus, what it means to be a smart city, how New York is competing, and what public data collection can do for your housing goals.

    • 31 min
    Market Forecast 2020

    Market Forecast 2020

    To say it’s currently a buyer’s market in NYC is to miss the fact that prices for starter apartments are rising much more than at the high end. Host Emily Myers gets into the details of NYC's current market data with real estate appraiser Jonathan Miller, President and CEO of the firm Miller Samuel, exploring “peak uncertainty” in sales and a “cauldron of unaffordability” in rentals. Plus, we look at what impact the 2020 election might have on NYC sales.

    • 29 min
    Rent Reforms

    Rent Reforms

    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. 

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Deej2013 ,

informative

great insider tips if you're moving to "the city" or just imagining it

Just Another New Yorker ,

Really Great Podcast

I love this podcast. Really entertaining. The tipping guide was very helpful.

JackButala ,

Great Podcast

Fantastic Podcast. Informative, interesting and entertaining. Five Stars.

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