The pressure of the situation made the room feel more like it was used for interrogations than conferences. The three of us were hungry, exhausted, and had just been told that we had 30 minutes to hand over several thousand dollars in exchange for an apartment that we weren’t even sure we wanted. Why were [...]
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Curious how median rents and sale prices have changed over time? Here’s one simple chart, based on one of the leading data sources, that shows the trend over time for median sales prices and median rent prices in Manhattan. For buyers, the median price continues to gradually decrease, but for renters, the trend is not [...]
Miron Properties produced a great video describing the basics of getting your rental — how much income you need to qualify, what a guarantor is, the paperwork required and a lot more. Check it out. There’s cartoon doodling!
A 450 square foot studio Manhattan apartment, purchased for $235,000 in 2005, becomes an amazing unfolding space. Total construction cost for the upgrade: $70,000.
This morning we launched a new version of the page with full details and images for each apartment listing. Most importantly, this latest design allows for bigger pictures, is easy to scan and doesn’t overwhelm with nonessential info. To get a sense of how this page has evolved over time, here are various snapshots all [...]
Now this is a cool concept that we just had to share. A boutique NYC broker gives renters a gift of an iPad, a 42″ LCD TV, or a $500 gift card, just for renting a $2,500+ apartment through them. That’s one generous apartment-warming gift.
Curious how an apartment’s monthly rent compares to similar apartments? We now calculate how each apt compares to all others in the same neighborhood, with the same number of bedrooms, with similar amenities. For example, if you’re looking at a 1 bedroom in Chinatown with a doorman, elevator and outdoor space, we’ll compare it to [...]
We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with Nestio to bring their helpful app to the thousands of renters that use Naked Apartments every day.