Top Links – September 16, 2014

To close out the summer, let’s check out my top picks for real estate news stories from around the web from the past few weeks.

The new development pipeline in NYC is finally getting infused with a significant number of new units. The 44 New Developments Hitting the Market This Fall (Curbed NY)

One of the major headwinds the housing recovery is facing – the lack for first time home buyers. Housing Recovery Missing Key Group: Young First Time Buyers (Washington Post)

A look into why many renters (a good chunk of whom are part of that missing first time buyer group) aren’t buying homes just yet. Why More Renters Aren’t Buying (WSJ)

BrickUnderground takes a look at the pros and cons of buying in almost sold out condos. Why You May Want to Buy (Or Not) in a Condo When It’s Nearly Sold Out (Brick Underground)

Queens is increasingly becoming a popular alternative to the higher rents in Manhattan. Manhattan’s Rent Gains Send Queens Leasing Deals Surging (Bloomberg)