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Ghosted by a landlord, Brick's 2024 real estate forecast, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
January 5, 2024 - 12:30PM
Traffic on the street in Manhattan, New York


This week, readers were interested in a story about a market-rate renter ghosted by their new landlord. The owner failed to countersign the lease and wouldn’t accept the first month’s rent or security deposit. Turns out, a market-rate apartment lease isn’t binding until the landlord also signs it.

Also of interest, Brick Underground’s New York City real estate forecast for 2024. If you plan on renting, buying, or selling this year, here’s how to make the most of the trends to achieve your goal.

Here are this week's top five posts:

1) My landlord didn’t countersign my lease and now he's ghosting me. How do I get the apartment?

2) Housing lottery opens for 52 apartments in a new development on the Upper West Side

3) 2024 NYC real estate forecast: Buyers and sellers emerge, renters gain leverage

4) More than two-thirds of Manhattan deals in the fourth quarter were all cash

5) What you can get for $1 million in Yorkville, a classic UES enclave with improved subway access


Jennifer White Karp

Managing Editor

Jennifer steers Brick Underground’s editorial coverage of New York City residential real estate and writes articles on market trends and strategies for buyers, sellers, and renters. Jennifer’s 15-year career in New York City real estate journalism includes stints as a writer and editor at The Real Deal and its spinoff publication, Luxury Listings NYC.

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