Brokers spend their days showing soon-to-be buyers a place of residence that checks off every box on their sizable wish list, whether they require enough servants’ quarters to handle about half of a Downton Abbey-sized staff or a master suite with a dressing room as big as a living room. Brokers hope, obviously, that once inside, the client will somehow send out telepathic signals that at last, they’ve found “the one.”
But what about the brokers’ own hopes and dreams? After all, everyone has a bucket list when it comes to living quarters.
- A new type of post-recession real estate fraud is wreaking havoc on Brooklyn neighborhoods like Canarsie, East New York, and Cypress Hills. [Brooklyn Brief]
- Landmarked Brooklyn Lyceum sells at auction for $7.6 million. [Brownstoner]
- Appraiser Jonathan Miller looks at what would happen if we eliminated rent regulation. [Bloomberg]
- Kiefer Sutherland’s former Steven Gambrel-designed Greenwich Village townhouse is back on the market for $20 million. [Curbed]
- Certain prominent apartment buildings are dominated by pieds-à-terre. [NYT]
Images: Brooklyn Lyceum via Brooklyn Relics (L); Kiefer Sutherland’s former home at 763 Greenwich Street via Urban Compass (R)