February 2, 2021
In this episode of the podcast, professional organizer Janine Sarna-Jones, founder of the company Organize Me, talks with Brick Underground podcast host Emily Myers about how to get and stay organized before a move. She also offers tips on how much time to give yourself, how to pare down your belongings, and even how to time your move.
January 19, 2021
What are some of the most significant changes to closings in NYC? How has Covid changed what buyers should look for when doing due diligence on a building? These are some of the issues explored in this episode of the podcast.
December 22, 2020
Where are the deals in NYC and how do you find them? In this episode of the podcast, 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.
December 15, 2020
In this episode of the Brick Underground Podcast, broker Ryan Serhant, CEO and founder of the real estate brokerage SERHANT, joins host Emily Myers to share his expertise on what kind of deal you can get if you want to buy new development and what challenges you face if you want to sell.
December 1, 2020
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.
November 24, 2020
Host Emily Myers gets into conversation with Andrew Scherer, associate professor at New York Law School, about the pandemic's effect on tenants, the city's pending eviction crisis, and resources for renters.
March 6, 2020
Host Emily Myers gets into conversation with Compass broker Vickey Barron, 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.
February 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 (and a Brick Underground sponsor).
February 7, 2020
This week we bring Brick Underground's "Take It Or Leave It" column to our listeners, discussing what to look for in rental listings and how to avoid getting tripped up by, among other things, net effective versus gross rent, or legal bedrooms versus dens. Host Emily Myers is joined by Brick Underground’s managing editor Jennifer White Karp and Constantine Valhouli, founder of the real estate research and analytics firm NeighborhoodX.
January 31, 2020
In this episode of the Brick Underground podcast, we take a look at some of NYC's most pressing transit issues as well as its success stories. We'll also dig into what it means to be a smart city, how New York is competing, and what public data collection can do for your housing goals. Our guest for this episode is Sarah Kaufman, associate director of the NYU Rudin Center for Transportation.
January 23, 2020
In this episode of the Brick Underground podcast, we explore some of NYC's current market data with real estate appraiser Jonathan Miller, president, and CEO of the firm Miller Samuel.
August 21, 2019
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.
July 12, 2019
On one hand, New Yorkers want to put their expensive real estate dollars to work and bring in some extra income in a city that’s notoriously unaffordable. On the other hand, there are claims illegal short term rentals are having a negative impact on the rental market, pushing up prices for tenants and contributing to the city’s affordability crisis. Host Emily Myers is joined by Matt Murphy, executive director of the NYU Furman Center to dig into the details.
June 28, 2019
How do you look for signs of mismanagement in a NYC building? In this episode of the Brick Underground podcast, we dig a bit deeper into building management, how to find out if an apartment you've fallen in love with has fines or violations or if there have been emergency repairs—and whether these are deal breakers for a purchase. With some online research and some visual cues, you can identify how the building is run.
June 14, 2019
Host Emily Myers gets into the details of closing costs and how they can affect your buying power as well as closing credits—where the seller gives the buyer a financial sweetener. Plus, a conversation with the CEO of co-investment company who wants to put money into your NYC condo or townhouse purchase.