• Windsor Terrace Prospect Park Brooklyn

Over the Slope? 5 Affordable Neighborhoods Near Prospect Park

Park Slope and Prospect Park go together like a bagel and schmear. From the time Prospect Park opened to the public in 1863, the neighboring streetcar suburb -- Park Slope -- was a hot commodity. It was even listed in the 1890 census as the richest community in the country. Fast-forward 125 years and not [...]

By |October 13th, 2016|Market Data|
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Pros and Cons: Renting in Harlem

When I first told my neighbor in Windsor Terrace that I was moving to Harlem, her first words were -- and I kid you not -- “Why are you moving upstate?” This was soon followed by, “I hope you don’t expect me to visit.” She’s a good friend, I swear. When it seems like everyone [...]

By |October 3rd, 2016|Market Data|
  • Background image shows an agent showing an apartment to a client. Overlayed are a column chart and a pie chart. The title is Viewings on Demand: The Statistics.

Viewings on Demand™: The Statistics

Two years ago we proudly launched Viewings on Demand™ (also known as Showings on Demand™). The product beat all expectations, helped catapult our growth, inspired other real estate companies, and is changing how real estate is done in today’s mobile-first world. To celebrate this two-year anniversary, we’re releasing 7 key stats so real estate pros can better understand when/how and where renters are using this popular feature. […]

By |August 2nd, 2015|Market Data, Naked Apartments|

The Most Popular Neighborhood Characteristics

It’s said that New York’s neighborhoods are  “the biggest collection of villages in the world.” In fact, there are over 150 villages to choose from and they’re all different. But… what neighborhood characteristics matter most to renters? To answer that, we analyzed the search behavior of the last 25,000 renters on our popular Neighborhood Finder™.  Specifically, we looked at which of the 15 “neighborhood vibes” renters were selecting most often. The results are below. […]

By |August 4th, 2014|Market Data, Renter Tips|

You Can’t Always Get What You Want

Find an apartment you can afford in a neighborhood you’ll love. Living in New York City is many things. And cheap is not one of them. This is a fact of life that city dwellers quickly accept as inescapable. You may end up shelling out an extra $200 a month for a better 1 bedroom that cuts your commute by 10 minutes, or you may decide to save $200 a month and stick with a studio instead. Very rarely do we end up with the apartment we had in mind…which is actually totally normal. […]

By |June 17th, 2014|Market Data, Renter Tips|

New York City Rent Increases

What would you do if your rent shot up? Would you stick around and take the hit or would you look for a new place? We interviewed NYC renters that are experiencing or have experienced rent increases and asked them how they plan to proceed. […]

By |May 18th, 2013|Apartment Living, Market Data|

Why Are You Apartment Hunting?

By |May 10th, 2013|Apartment Living, Market Data|

Portrait of a Renter

With data from our 2+ million NYC renters, we at Naked Apartments have learned a lot about them, their habits and desires. What follows is a portrait drawn from their registration data (contact info, desired apartment, move and roommate details, income, etc.) as well as their search history and survey results. […]

By |December 11th, 2012|Market Data|

Average Utility Bill

With utilities, broker fees, moving costs, furnishing costs, and security deposits, moving into a new apartment costs much more than just the monthly rent. In order to help answer the question of how much to budget for the average utility bill, we asked New York City renters to tell us what they are currently paying.

By |September 5th, 2012|Market Data, Renter Tips|

If NYC’s Boroughs Were Their Own Cities

We’re repeatedly asked when Naked Apartments will move into other cities.  (Answer: in time…) But when you consider the sheer size of NYC’s boroughs, you could say we’re already simplifying renting in 4 of the top 10 cities in the US. […]

By |June 13th, 2012|Apartment Living, Market Data|