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Boards to get access to the building blacklists, revealing LLC owners, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
December 15, 2023 - 2:30PM
Fruit vendor on Canal Street in Manhattan's Chinatown


This week, readers checked out our story about news from the quasi-government agencies Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, which buy mortgages from lenders. The two entities say they are going to inform co-op and condo boards when their buildings have been designated not eligible for loans and help boards come into compliance with lending guidelines—a common sense shift that could ultimately make getting a mortgage a smoother process.

Also of interest: A reader wants to watch her building’s security camera footage to identify a thief, but the landlord says no.

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2) Housing lottery launches for 64 apartments at a new development in the Bronx

3) The semi-secret building blacklist will no longer be hidden from co-op and condo boards

4) Brokers say NY bill revealing LLC owners to the public would chill sales

5) Who's allowed to watch my building's security camera footage?


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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