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What NYC buyers can negotiate now, a divorced dad starts over, & more

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This week, readers were interested in the impact of the buyers' market, with a pair of articles that looked at what's currently negotiable (short answer, "everything"), and a breakdown of what's involved when you're buying in a brand new development, a segment of the market that currently has a lot of supply, so buyers can take their time. Also drawing interest: A divorced dad's tale of apartment hunting for a fresh start.

Here, in full, are the week's top stories.

1) What's currently negotiable when buying an apartment in NYC?

2) Starting over: A divorced dad's honest take on finding a new neighborhood and buying a condo in NYC

3) Top 12 half-truths, exaggerations, and lies NYC rental agents may tell you

4) What to expect if you're renting, buying or selling in Williamsburg now that the L train isn't completely shutting down

5) A timeline for buying in a new development: From preparing your financing to closing