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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.

The Brick Underground Podcast BrickUnderground.com helps readers navigate NYC real estate and thrive in t

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 29 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.

    Your NYC buying, selling, and ownership questions

    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.

    • 29 min
    The shock of buying in NYC for the first time

    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.
     












     

    • 31 min
    Spotlight on Queens real estate with Bianca Colasuonno

    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.

    • 25 min
    Your NYC real estate questions, answered

    Your NYC real estate questions, answered

    Does it matter if I don’t get a full copy of the lease returned to me once I've signed it? Can I install a portable washing machine in my rental? What compensation am I entitled to if the only elevator in the building is shut down for maintenance? This episode of the podcast is all about your questions. Host Emily Myers is joined by Corcoran broker Vicki Negron and real estate attorney Steven Kirkpatrick of Romer Debbas to help find solutions to some of the most pressing questions renters and buyers are asking right now.

     












     

    • 31 min
    Spotlight on Brooklyn with Lindsay Barton Barrett

    Spotlight on Brooklyn with Lindsay Barton Barrett

    As many New Yorkers adjust to an infrequent commute and seek out dedicated office and dining space, they are looking to properties in Brooklyn to meet their needs. Townhouses, in particular, have been in demand as buyers prioritize privacy and space. In this episode of the podcast, Douglas Elliman broker Lindsay Barton Barrett talks with host Emily Myers about Brooklyn's resiliency. She has tips for both buyers and sellers—about how to evaluate a purchase and when to time your sale. 

     












     

    • 29 min
    Stress-free moving strategies with Janine Sarna-Jones

    Stress-free moving strategies with Janine Sarna-Jones

    Slower sales and a huge supply of empty rentals in NYC means finding a new apartment is relatively easy right now but the move itself can still feel like an overwhelming ordeal in what has been an overwhelming 12 months—so how do you move with the least stress possible? Professional organizer Janine Sarna-Jones talks with host Emily Myers about how to get and stay organized ahead of a move. She offers tips on how much time to give yourself, how to pare down your belongings, and even when to time your move to make sure your needs are prioritized.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

kxp 16 ,

NYC real estate questions answered

What an informative show! I’d love to hear more like this.

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.

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