Renter: Cecily from North Carolina Money Lost: $2,600 The scam: 2 BR, Lower East Side Tell us about yourself. “I’m from Raleigh, North Carolina, going to school in Tennessee and interning at a fashion company in NYC.” Why did you decide to live in NYC? “I always knew I wanted to live here. There’s always [...]
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Our favorites (from the past few weeks): Gotta love apartment hunting in NYC. I only click on broker listings like “BEST DEAL EVARR ZOMG” or equivalent so I know they’re serious. @razorjamon (Editorial note: here’s a related infographic.) What do vacuum cleaners and searching for apartments in NYC have in common? @abnerwillis How is it easier [...]
Using a “futuristic wall system,” a Hong Kong architect converts a tiny space into 24 rooms.
The apartments, schools, castles and college dorms where Prince William and his fiancée Kate Middleton have spent their lives. Kate’s Childhood home 60 miles west of London, now on the market for $742K.
or, “how NYC brokers describe their apartments”. We word-crunched the descriptions of some 8,000 apartments advertised on Craigslist, Naked Apartments, and other major NYC rental sites and came up with some interesting results.
So you want to live in Manhattan and want to live somewhere downtown, but don’t really care which neighborhood. Well, since we love you so much, we launched a new feature just for you. Instead of choosing all “downtown” neighborhoods one-by-one, now simply choose…. “downtown” and use the pretty map to help you. This feature [...]
Hey Landlords and Brokers! We’re excited to announce the launch of our newest feature. As a Plus or Premium plan subscriber, you now get your own exclusive website with everything you need to market yourself: a personal overview page, a listings page with advanced search functionality, mapped results, reviews, and social media tools including Facebook [...]
A few weeks back we at naked apartments conducted a little test. (We like tests, because the answer is almost always not what we expect.) We ran what’s called an A/B test: we created two versions of our home page. The “A” version had a big button (the “call to action”, or “CTA” in marketing-speak) [...]
Background: Shenae Grimes (actress on the new Beverly Hills 90210) was searching online for a NYC apartment. Jimmy Kimmel helped out and found some intriguing ads on Craigslist.
Good news We overhauled the page that’s all about individual landlord and brokers with an improved design and new functionality: New feature Renters, want to see what two bedrooms your favorite broker has on the Upper West Side? Now you can. Our new profile page enables renters to search ALL listings from any broker or [...]