Real Estate

Everything you need to know about breaking your lease agreement in New York City

Renting an apartment in New York City can be a full-contact sport. While neighborhoods can become popular overnight, rents can also increase to reach the demand of people looking to get in on the action. That’s why understanding the rules of your lease agreement that you sign with your...

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 9:57am

There's one thing millennials aren't ruining: haunted houses

Millennials are blamed for a handful (read: heaps) of things. The demise of department stores — also, as it turns out, Hooters. Ruining brunch. Taking over the internet one selfie and politically-charged tweet at a time. Disrupting the traditional 9:00 to 5:00 workflow with their work-...

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 9:41pm

Is the Seaport becoming Boston's hottest new neighborhood?

If living in a neighborhood that resembles The Capitol in Hunger Games is your thing, you’re in luck: Boston’s Seaport is a spotless, futuristic area where you’d expect the Jetsons to put down roots. What used to be a vast wasteland of parking lots is now a spotless vision of...

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 1:37am

What we know about Drake's insane new Toronto mansion

Drake's new house is currently under construction in his hometown of Toronto and new images and details about his massive mansion let us know just how insanely rich the rapper really is. TIn 2016, oronto’s Globe and Mail reported that the beginning construction phases for Drake...

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 12:11pm

Bronx building boom on the rise, borough home to most approved residential units: Report

Take a walk around New York and it may seem like new residential developments are popping up everywhere you look. But out of all five boroughs, the Bronx is home to the most New York City neighborhoods with the highest amount of approved residential units, according to a new report. In a report...

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:59pm

Rising rents affecting families, low-income New Yorkers more: Report

Plenty of New Yorkers struggle with this city’s cost of living, but two groups in particular have been hit a bit harder by rising New York City rents, according to a new StreetEasy report: families and low-income residents.  Real estate site StreetEasy recently released its annual rent...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 12:35pm

Daily Grumble: NYC apartment hunting is like the Amazing Race

New York City apartment hunting is a mind game that escalates into a full-contact sport. Primarily because there aren’t a lot of them — weird floorplans, lack of natural light, shower stalls in the kitchen and other miseries. And that’s before figuring in your commute, nearby...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 5:10pm

At 120 Broadway, the old Equitable Building becomes new again

When it opened in 1915, the Equitable Building at 120 Broadway changed the real estate landscape of New York City — and the country. Bordered by Broadway and Cedar, Nassau and Pine Streets, 120 Broadway occupies an entire city block and was, until 1930, the largest office building in the...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 11:14am

Breaking the cycle of hustling drugs to hustling in the real estate business

How do you know that it is time to make a change in your life? Furthermore, if you are presented with some sort of cosmic sign telling you that you need to make some changes — has your life veered too far in the wrong direction to ever truly course correct? Jay Morrison, the wildly successful...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 5:42pm

These are the most expensive neighborhoods in New York City in 2018

New York City is expensive, we all know that. No one chooses to live here because it’s affordable — still, the cost of rent can vary across the five boroughs. So, what are the most expensive neighborhoods in New York City? A report out this week from real estate site RentHop looked at...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 3:12pm

Russians bought 86 Trump properties — all in cash — totaling $109 million

People connected to Russia or former Soviet republics have paid cash for 86 Trump-branded properties, a total of $109 million, with many of them using shell companies, McClatchy has reported. President Trump once described those deals more modestly. "I have had dealings over the years where I...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 4:24pm

Who are the people moving to New York City?

Plenty of people have written about moving to New York City, and a fair number have also written about why they move away from here, but where are all these people coming from and headed to? Real estate site StreetEasy looked into this in their latest report and, just like New Yorkers themselves,...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 11:34am

These are the best landlords in Brooklyn

When apartment hunting in New York City, you want to make sure your new building has one of the best landlords around.  Each year, New York City’s Public Advocate releases a list of the worst landlords in the five boroughs, a ranking of those who leave their tenants to live in dangerous...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 10:55am

NYC a top city for millennials who live with their mom

Mother’s day is around the corner, do you have plans to take your mom out to brunch? Or maybe you can wake her up with breakfast right in bed if you’re one of the millions of young adults still living at home. More millennials age 24 to 36 are living at home with their moms now than...

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 11:56am

Airbnb caused NYC renters to pay an extra $616M in 2016, comptroller says

New Yorkers who rent had to shell out an extra $616 million in 2016 because of Airbnb, Comptroller Scott M. Stringer said in a new report. Stringer’s office released a report on Thursday looking at the effect of Airbnb on rising rents in New York City. This is the first such report, the...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 1:34pm

The hottest neighborhoods around Massachusetts

With a housing shortage and brutally high price tags, the Boston area isn't the easiest place to find a new home these days. But the best finds come if you're willing to sift through listings and venture into new neighborhoods. Here's a few to check out. Orient Heights, East Boston To...

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 11:01am

North Brooklyn rents dropping ahead of L train shutdown: Report

The impending L train shutdown will make life a little bit harder for a few months for some Brooklyn straphangers, but there is one upside to the upcoming work: reduced rents. Rents in North Brooklyn have continued to drop ahead of the public transit project, according to real estate site...

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 10:27am

Jared Kushner's company forged tenant paperwork to boost property profits

The real estate company co-owned by presidential adviser Jared Kushner, Kushner Cos., falsified paperwork to push rent-regulated tenants out of apartment buildings so they could sell them at higher prices and boost profits, the Associated Press reported Sunday. New York City law protected hundreds...

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 4:14pm

Buying a home in NYC? You'll have the most negotiating power in this neighborhood

House-hunting is hard, and it’s a different game in every neighborhood. Whether you’re looking to buy a new home or sell your old one, you’ll face a lot of competition for either action throughout the five boroughs. Here’s some insider info: the most buyer-friendly...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 11:43am

What month has the cheapest rents?

There are a lot of factors to consider when looking for an apartment, and apparently, what time of the year you’re renting is a big one. Real estate site RentHop released a report Monday looking into the best time of the year to rent a new place in cities throughout the country because,...

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 11:02am