In a Pandemic, Even Minimalists Need Space

For a family of five, 500 square feet was enough until the coronavirus hit. Now they’ve upsized to an 800-square-foot two-bedroom.

#brooklyn-heights-brooklyn-ny, #carroll-gardens-brooklyn-ny, #orderliness-and-clutter, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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I Broke My Lease. Do I Still Have to Pay the Rent?

Tenants are on the hook when they break a lease — but only if the landlord makes a reasonable effort to re-rent the apartment. How do you know if they’re doing that?

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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How Many Snowbirds Will Be Flying South for the Winter?

The tradition of flocking to Florida and other sunny shores for the winter, usually by retirees, looks different this year.

#canada, #florida, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #southern-states-us, #texas, #travel-and-vacations, #winter-season

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Airbnb Reveals Falling Revenue, With Travel Hit by Pandemic

The home rental service gave the first comprehensive look at its finances on Monday as it moves to go public.

#airbnb, #chesky-brian, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #initial-public-offerings, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #start-ups, #stocks-and-bonds, #travel-and-vacations, #venture-capital

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Robots Join the Sales Team

Brokers can hand off tours of listings and the litany of client questions to their bionic colleagues, but a human has to step in when a deal is ready to be made.

#artificial-intelligence, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #robots-and-robotics

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Covid Pushes Real Estate Into the Future

There’s no going back to the old ways. Which technologies could propel the industry forward?

#brooklyn-nyc, #elevators-and-escalators, #furniture, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #locks-and-keys, #luxury-goods-and-services, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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Moving to New York to Start Their Dance Careers

Two recent college grads are working — and dancing — from their new Brooklyn home during the pandemic.

#dancing, #dyker-heights-brooklyn-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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Forget Long Weekends: During the Pandemic It’s All About Short Weeks

Trips that might have been two or three nights last year now feel too brief — not worth all the hoops, not quite enough time away.

#airdna, #autumn-season, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings

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Inside One Brooklyn Restaurant’s Desperate Fight to Survive the Pandemic

Half of New York City’s 24,000 restaurants could go out of business. Gertie is fighting to avoid becoming one of them.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gertie-brooklyn-ny-restaurant, #landlords, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #restaurants, #williamsburg-brooklyn-ny

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The Capital of Sprawl Gets a Radically Car-Free Neighborhood

On an empty lot near Phoenix, perhaps the most auto-addicted city in America, a start-up is betting $170 million on a more walkable future.

#arizona, #heatstroke, #phoenix-ariz, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #sustainable-living, #tempe-ariz

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Airbnb Fights Its ‘Party House Problem’

Noise. Damages. Safety questions. Airbnb is racing to address the risks posed by partying guests before it goes public.

#accidents-and-safety, #airbnb, #chesky-brian, #initial-public-offerings, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #start-ups, #travel-and-vacations

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A crush of early voters makes for long waits in N.Y.C.

For the first time ever, New Yorkers cast their ballots early for a presidential election, sometimes standing in line for five hours.

#manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #presidential-election-of-2020, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #voting-and-voters

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First Coronavirus Hit, Then They Got Bedbugs

Three roommates support each other through the pandemic and fumigation, and luck into a bigger apartment for the same price.

#actors-and-actresses, #bedbugs, #hamilton-heights-manhattan-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #roommates

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Anywhere but Home: New Yorkers Get Creative About Work Spaces

The need for privacy has driven some people to rent hotel rooms, vacant apartments and empty offices.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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What Will New York Real Estate Look Like Next Year?

City planners, developers and local officials weigh in on how the pandemic could change the city’s housing markets, land use and policy.

#affordable-housing, #area-planning-and-renewal, #elections-mayors, #gentrification, #labor-and-jobs, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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Manhattan Hits A Virus Milestone: Median Rent Below $3,000

Soaring inventory and discounted rents in Manhattan have pushed the median to the lowest price in nearly a decade.

#manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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Growing Scenes for London Artists: Towns and Suburbs

The pandemic has accelerated a creative exodus.

#art, #gentrification, #london-england, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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Manhattan Emptied Out During the Pandemic. But Big Tech Is Moving In.

The four companies known as Big Tech — Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google — now have more than 22,000 employees in the city, with thousands added just this year.

#amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #mongodb-inc, #new-york-city, #real-estate-commercial, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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The Tenants Who Evicted Their Landlord

Covid-19 has revealed the depths of the nation’s rental housing crisis — but a group of Minneapolis tenants has shown that a different future is possible.

#affordable-housing, #evictions, #landlords, #minneapolis-minn, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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Losing Two Roommates and Going Out on Her Own

Three roommates in a one-bedroom apartment was fine before the pandemic struck, but after? She was ready for a studio.

#financial-district-manhattan-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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The Island Brokers Are Overwhelmed

The wealthy want to escape the pandemic to a private, isolated paradise. The people who sell islands have to explain: It’s complicated.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #real-estate-brokers, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings

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New York Real Estate Is On the Mend

The recovery is tenuous, but renters are returning, buyers are getting deals, and those who stayed are finding a measure of vindication.

#brooklyn-nyc, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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At Hunter’s Point South, a Popular Park Paves the Way for Housing

Two new towers rising on industrial land in Queens will be filled predominantly with affordable housing.

#affordable-housing, #hunters-point-south, #infrastructure-public-works, #newtown-creek-brooklyn-queens-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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With Evictions Looming, Cities Revisit a Housing Experiment From the ’70s

Proposals giving tenants the right to purchase their building are being revived as the coronavirus puts renters at risk.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #landlords, #minneapolis-minn, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #san-francisco-calif

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Love and the Lockdown

Some couples, faced with the possibility of not seeing one another for long stretches when the pandemic hit, instead decided to quarantine together and fast-tracked their relationships.

#dating-and-relationships, #hamptons-ny, #manhattan-nyc, #michigan, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #shutdowns-institutional, #single-persons

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‘I Love New York’ Is More Than a Motto

As retail chains abandon Manhattan, New Yorkers can rebuild a city that is more hospitable to its small businesses.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional, #small-business, #zoning

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Coronavirus Brings a Medical Resident to the Bronx

She put her career on hold to raise a family, but the pandemic gave her a chance to become a doctor.

#grand-concourse-bronx-ny, #hospitals, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #volunteers-and-community-service

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How to Use the Renter’s Market to Your Advantage

If you’re hoping to relocate, renew a lease or renegotiate an existing agreement, this is what to keep in mind.

#compass-real-estate, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #landlords, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #streeteasy, #urban-areas, #zillow-com

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How to Negotiate With Your Landlord

It’s a renter’s market. Here are some tips to help you take advantage of your power as a tenant.

#brooklyn-nyc, #content-type-service, #landlords, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #queens-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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87% of N.Y.C. Bars and Restaurants Fell Short on Rent

Despite a plethora of outdoor dining and the plans to allow some indoor dining by next week, the outlook for the food service industry is grim.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #restaurants, #weld-george

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9 of Every 10 Restaurants and Bars in N.Y.C. Can’t Pay Full Rent

A survey conducted by an industry group found that many establishments were still facing a financial crisis even after opening for outdoor dining.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional

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Tourism Slump in Dublin Lays Bare Airbnb’s Damage to Rental Markets

After the pandemic hit, the number of longer-term listings jumped in the Irish capital. That brought some relief to a crunched market for renters, though it may not last.

#affordable-housing, #airbnb, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dublin-ireland, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #shortages

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Small Businesses Need Rent Breaks. But Landlords Are in Crisis, Too.

Some landlords are adjusting rent, while others hold firm. Their decisions are reshaping New York City’s neighborhoods.

#coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #cuomo-andrew-m, #cushmanwakefield-inc, #landlords, #new-york-city, #real-estate-commercial, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #restaurants, #shopping-and-retail, #stulman-gabriel

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Tale of a Classic SoHo Loft

An artist who bought a loft on West Broadway for $15,000 in 1972 sells it for $2.4 million and retires to her home borough of Queens.

#fashion-and-apparel, #jeans-apparel, #lofts, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #soho-manhattan-ny

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Unable to Pay Rent, Small Businesses Hope for a Deal With Their Landlord

Months of pandemic-related closures have left many business owners too deeply in debt to survive without concessions or deferrals.

#abs-partners-real-estate, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #credit-and-debt, #garrett-harker, #ken-giddon, #landlords, #orangetheory-fitness, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #restaurants, #schenker-gregg-l, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional, #small-business

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Is This the End of the New York Yoga Studio?

Soaring rents, the pandemic and the rise of the Instagram yogi could mean the demise of the urban wellness oasis.

#e-learning, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #shutdowns-institutional, #yoga

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How Does the Federal Eviction Moratorium Work? It Depends Where You Live

From state to state, and even judge to judge, a simple-sounding order by the C.D.C. on eviction cases is open to interpretation.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #evictions, #landlords, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #stimulus-economic

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A Building Courtyard Becomes a Wedding Venue

The pandemic didn’t stop these high school sweethearts from marrying. It just downsized their party.

#midwood-brooklyn-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #weddings-and-engagements

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Manhattan’s Office Buildings Are Empty. But for How Long?

As they grow accustomed to working from home, many businesses are delaying signing new leases until rents drop and the pandemic passes.

#co-working, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #empire-state-realty-trust-inc, #landlords, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #real-estate-commercial, #recession-and-depression, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #wework-companies-inc

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New Apartments in the Suburbs Attract New Yorkers

City residents head to new developments in walkable suburban communities where they can get apartments with more indoor and outdoor space.

#glen-cove-ny, #new-jersey, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #stamford-conn, #suburbs, #westchester-county-ny

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Florida Attracts More Northerners

Since the beginning of the pandemic, home sales in parts of the Sunshine State have more than doubled.

#boca-raton-fla, #coral-gables-fla, #fort-lauderdale-fla, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #taxation

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As Some New Yorkers Flee, Others Move Closer to the Office

For workers who are required to be on-site, fear of public transportation has spurred a wave of demand for homes within walking distance of their jobs.

#carnegie-hill-manhattan-ny, #citi-bike, #commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #subways, #transit-systems

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Trump Executive Order: The New Eviction Moratorium

A Trump administration order could allow many renters to avoid eviction through Dec. 31. We answer renters’ questions here.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #landlords, #personal-finances, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Why an Eviction Ban Alone Won’t Prevent a Housing Crisis

Renters receive more relief, but there’s a looming problem for landlords, especially those who own just a few properties.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #evictions, #landlords, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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How to Avoid a Post-Recession Feeding Frenzy by Private Developers

Using land trusts and land banks to develop distressed properties creates growth and equity.

#city-council-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #foreclosures, #land-use-policies, #mitchell-lama-projects, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #small-business, #subprime-mortgage-crisis, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions

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U.S. Orders Eviction Moratorium for Most Through Year’s End

The C.D.C. action cited the coronavirus risk if tenants are forced into shelters or other crowded quarters. It did not lift their rent obligation.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #evictions, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #landlords, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #trump-donald-j

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What’s It Like to Live With a Beauty Queen? Ask Miss Universe, She Rooms With Miss USA

The two pageant winners traditionally share a New York apartment, but that has taken on new meaning in the pandemic, since neither can travel for her usual appearances.

#beauty-contests, #cape-town-south-africa, #central-park-south-manhattan-ny, #charlotte-nc, #kryst-cheslie, #miss-universe-organization, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #roommates, #tunzi-zozibini, #women-and-girls

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Don’t Let Eviction Become a Superspreader

A deadly pandemic is no time to turn families out of their homes.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #landlords, #quarantines, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #san-antonio-tex, #unemployment

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How the U.K. Restarted Its Restaurant Industry: Paying Half the Bill

Britons eager for a bargain have taken up the government’s “eat out to help out” offer. But how long will the resurgence last?

#baltic-market, #consumer-behavior, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-britain, #lina-stores, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional

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As Evictions Loom, Lawyers Are Gearing Up to Help

With a federal moratorium coming to an end, legal aid lawyers say they are preparing to defend renters in housing court.

#atlanta-ga, #atlanta-legal-aid-society-inc, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #evictions, #kingsley-management-corp, #landlords, #legal-aid-for-the-poor-civil, #legal-aid-of-nebraska, #omaha-neb, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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