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Mayor Bill de Blasio (Credit: Getty Images)

First broker fees, now security deposits? Mayor wants to free certain apartments from such payments

Mayor Bill de Blasio is taking a cue from Cincinnati: He wants to give some renters an alternative to paying a hefty security deposit...

First broker fees, now security deposits? Mayor wants to free certain apartments from such payments
James Whelan and Julia Salazar (Credit: Getty Images, Facebook, iStock)

End of tenant-pays broker fees is “death knell” that will cost jobs and up rents, industry says

State regulators have turned New York City’s rental market on its head. New guidance unexpectedly issued by the Department of State reversed the tenant-pays...

End of tenant-pays broker fees is “death knell” that will cost jobs and up rents, industry says
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Secretary of State Rosana Rosado (Credit: Getty Images)

Landlords, not tenants, must pay rental broker fees: state

The Department of State has intervened in the economics of New York’s rental market. Landlords must now pay the...

Landlords, not tenants, must pay rental broker fees: state
Sen. Zellnor Myrie (Credit: iStock)

Bill: Make landlords give tenants first shot to buy buildings

UPDATED, 5:41 p.m., Jan. 31, 2020: Landlords who want out of the multifamily market after last year’s rent-law shakeup...

Bill: Make landlords give tenants first shot to buy buildings
From left: Manhattan state Sen. Brad Hoylman, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Assemblymember Harvey Epstein and Senator Julia Salazar  (Credit: Getty Images)

Five ways that Albany could punish real estate in 2020

Real estate interests got a butt-kicking in Albany this year — but state legislators might not be done. The...

Five ways that Albany could punish real estate in 2020
News Corp. CEO Robert Thomson (Credit: Getty Images, iStock)

Everyone’s rushing to be an iBuyer — except for Realtor.com

It was February 2019 when Zillow co-founder Rich Barton reclaimed the CEO role in dramatic fashion, betting the future...

Everyone’s rushing to be an iBuyer — except for Realtor.com
Clockwise from left: Andrew Cuomo, Louise Carroll and Julia Salazar (Credit: Getty Images and iStock)

The five best things real estate could get from Albany

Although few Albany observers expect the political winds to shift in real estate’s favor next year, and its lobbyists...

The five best things real estate could get from Albany
From left: CHIP's Jay Martin, REBNY's Jim Whelan and RSA's Joe Strasburg

REBNY throws support behind CHIP, RSA rent law challenge

After staying relatively quiet, the Real Estate Board of New York has thrown its support behind a federal lawsuit...

REBNY throws support behind CHIP, RSA rent law challenge
Landlord Frank Ricci of RSA (Credit: iStock and LinkedIn)

Blaming rent law, landlords cut down on apartment renovations

Landlords have cut back on apartment renovations in New York City over the past five months, after changes to...

Blaming rent law, landlords cut down on apartment renovations
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Tenants demand freeze on rent increases from apartment improvements

While a state agency stalls on issuing guidance for a regulated apartment improvement program, tenant groups are challenging pending...

Tenants demand freeze on rent increases from apartment improvements
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