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  1. When a New High-Rise Means Less Housing A new tower is four times the height of its predecessor, yet it has fewer apartments.
  2. Let’s Take a Closer Look at Armie Hammer’s Time-shares, Shall We? The décor casts a threatening aura.
  3. What Happens to the Listings Project When There Are No Good Listings? Stephanie Diamond’s ethical apartment site runs up against a “disgusting” market.
  4. The Average Rent in Manhattan Is Now $5,000 Congratulations!
  5. The Montana Broker Whose Listings Suddenly Won’t Sell “This time last year, we had people sending personal assistants to come look at homes for them and then offering all cash. Now, crickets.”
  6. The McKibbin Lofts Super Asked for a Raise But Was Evicted Instead Jose Diaz has worked and lived in the building for 12 years.
  7. The Woo-woo Agents of Real Estate Can unblocking your chakras get you a house? Maybe!
  8. Compass Comes Back to Earth As it lays off 450 employees and its stock price tanks, the great disruptor turns out to be a brokerage after all.
  9. The Building That Brought Down Anna Delvey Is Back on the Market Maybe she’ll raise the money to buy 281 Park Avenue South for real this time?
  10. What’s More American Than Living in a Missile Silo? No on-site laundry, though.
  11. The Great Boy Scouts Land Sell-Off Developers and conservationists are battling over the organization’s fantastically valuable property.
  12. 32 Days to Find a Not-Horrible Apartment for a Family of 4 Too exhausted to go on, Emily hands the hunt over to her husband, Keith.
  13. The Small, Litigious New York Real-Estate Dynasty You’ve Never Heard Of Suing your own mother for being a “slumlord” is just the tip of the iceberg.
  14. The West Village Co-op With a Surprise in the Closet The surprise is a shower.
  15. In a Soho Loft, Tech Bros Plot an Autonomous City Praxis, a “grassroots movement of modern pioneers,” lures members with grocery-store crudités and vague conversation.
  16. Inside Olympic Tower, Where Foreign Billionaires Have Long Flocked The midtown high-rise is ideal for those who’d rather not do much of anything themselves.
  17. The Year REBNY Tried to Get Cool And the real power players left early.
  18. Meet Eric Adams’s Other Brooklyn Apartment An unofficial tour of the Prospect Heights co-op he forgot he still owned.
  19. The Austin Broker With a Robust Country-Club Client Base “A colleague sends me some stats from the Census Bureau saying that Austin’s population is increasing by 146 people every day. Wowza!”
  20. Julia Haart’s $65 Million Penthouse Is Politically Neutral Also it’s technically not her apartment.
  21. Rent-Stabilized Apartments Are About to Get More Expensive The Rent Guidelines Board voted, tenants booed, landlords cleaned up.
  22. Billionaires Think a Recession Will Force You Back Into the Office Stephen Ross and friends smell worker desperation in the water.
  23. What Landlords Privately Think About the Real-Estate Boom “Why shouldn’t I charge what I can charge? Doesn’t that sound nasty, though?”
  24. For Rent: Two-Bedroom, Great Light, and a Tenant With COVID Who is about to show you the apartment.
  25. The 3-Day Return to Office Is, So Far, a Dud Hybrid work is supposed to be the future of the office. Except a lot of people just don’t like it.
  26. Checking In With the Real-Estate Brokers Who Stormed the Capitol And their current listings, from Chicago’s Trump Tower to a Colorado car wash franchise.
  27. Why Do the Men of SNL Live in Such Horrifying Apartments? Live from New York … wow, this is kind of a dump, huh?
  28. What Is Going On With This Architect and the Buildings He Fake-Approved? The strange case of Warren L. Schiffman and the Marx Development Group.
  29. The Hamptons Broker Whose Clients Think $60,000 a Month is a Great Deal “My colleague has this funny line that I thought was fitting here: ‘This is the Hamptons, honey. We can disappoint you at any price point.’”
  30. 49 Days to Find a Not-Horrible Apartment For a Family of Four “Even if you could imagine this unit being clean, it still would have a general ambiance I can only describe as serial-killer-y.”
  31. Kelly Killoren Bensimon Assesses Jeffrey Epstein’s Island “Oh my gosh, the real Scary Island.”
  32. The Williamsburg Hotel’s Drawn-Out, Chaotic Bankruptcy Process “I do have some concern that he’ll do something really stupid here.”
  33. The 11-Bedroom Mansion Your Silent Workday Bought Slack founder finds a happy, $32 million home in Southampton.
  34. A Long, Strange Year of Rent Relief It was a tedious, administrative nightmare. It also (mostly) worked.
  35. The Landlords Embarrassed to Be Called Landlords “I cringe when I hear it, and when I say it.”
  36. WeWork Thinks It’s a Good Time to Be WeWork The company sees itself thriving as return-to-office plans flop.
  37. 60 Days to Find a Not-Horrible Apartment for a Family of 4 The first installment of Emily Gould’s search for a two-bedroom.
  38. An Anti-Airbnb Activist Rented Her House on Airbnb And the city collectively lost its mind.
  39. Cuck Money Is the New Key Money Get ready to raise your own rent.
  40. The Ugliest Divorce in Manhattan Real Estate HFZ’s luxury developers staked their futures on Bjarke Ingels’s High Line debut and lost everything.
  41. Landlords Can Now Screen Your Pet’s ‘Credit Score’ And charge you accordingly.
  42. Japanese Company Realizes the American Dream, Buys Single-Family Homes If only everyone else could too.
  43. All Split Up and Nowhere to Go Are pandemic breakups behind the city’s insane one-bedroom shortage?
  44. What’s Wrong With Steve Roth’s $21 Million Montauk Beach House? The developer behind one of Manhattan’s most successful condos can’t find a taker for his own Hamptons place.
  45. Housing Court Is Breaking Watching the quiet chaos unfold in a Queens courtroom.
  46. More Luxury Developments Are Apparently Falling Apart We are spotting a trend.
  47. The Townhouse That Olivier Sarkozy and Mary-Kate Olsen Never Moved Into Is Back The astounding ballroom with 22-foot coffered ceilings remains intact.
  48. We Unearthed 10 Actually Excellent Rentals in NYC Right Now This week’s finds includes a Boerum Hill two-bedroom with multiple skylights and a 700-square-foot Fort Greene apartment asking $2,600.
  49. A $335,000 Upper West Side Studio and a Parkside Windsor Terrace Two-Bedroom Plus a loftlike one-bedroom near Yankee Stadium.
  50. Just an Extremely Lovely Greek Revival House in Hudson The first floor is especially grand, with ten-foot ceilings and three parlor rooms.
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