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Dec 22, 2020

Real estate watchers will know there are deals to be had in sales and rentals in NYC right now—but where exactly? And how do you find them? In this episode, John Walkup, co-founder of the real estate analytics firm UrbanDigs, provides some context for what’s happening in the market right now. He also has advice to buyers about how to identify a motivated seller. What will the long term impact be of shifts in workplace culture and what changes might it bring to the city’s neighborhoods? These are some of the issues explored in this episode of the Brick Underground Podcast. 

 
Dec 15, 2020

In this episode we take a look at new development in NYC. It's an ongoing narrative that the city has a glut of brand new luxury condos and the pandemic has compounded the problem, as privacy and outdoor space are prized over tall buildings with shared amenities. What happens now? What kind of deal can you get if you want to buy and what are the challenges you face if you want to sell? Broker Ryan Serhant, CEO and founder of the real estate brokerage SERHANT joins host Emily Myers to share his expertise.

Dec 1, 2020

This episode is all about the numbers. Jonathan Miller, CEO and president of real estate appraisal firm Miller Samuel, joins host Emily Myers to map out how the pandemic shifted buyers towards the suburbs and how renters are now being lured back to the city by deals. Is it a good time to buy? How long will rental concessions last? What is the lasting impact of the pandemic on NYC real estate? These are some of the questions explored in this week’s episode. 

Nov 24, 2020

How are renters currently protected from eviction in NYC? And what happens when those protections end? These are some of the questions explored in this episode of the Brick Underground Podcast. Host Emily Myers talks to Andrew Scherer, policy director at the Impact Center for Public Interest Law and a visiting associate professor at NY Law School about the impact of the pandemic on the city's renters, resources for tenants, what he anticipates happening in the new year and his hopes for more humane housing policies as a result of this year's public health crisis. 

Mar 6, 2020
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.
Feb 14, 2020

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.

Feb 7, 2020

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.

Jan 31, 2020

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.

Jan 23, 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.

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