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  • Ridgewood rent

Consider Queens: Should You Move to Ridgewood?

(Source: Forest Hills Real Estate) As the popularity of North Brooklyn neighborhoods has continued to grow over the past 10 years, so have the rents. Williamsburg was the first to boom in popularity as many people started to follow the artists east of Manhattan. This influx was followed closely by Greenpoint and Bushwick. Littered [...]

By |December 7th, 2016|Market Data|
  • Jackson Heights

Consider Queens: Renting in Jackson Heights

Located east of Astoria and just south of LaGuardia Airport, Jackson Heights in often hailed as one of the most diverse neighborhoods in New York City. The area is a true melting pot filled with residents who come all over (167 languages are spoken here), but the majority of residents (64 percent) are Hispanic, according to [...]

By |November 18th, 2016|Apartment Living, Market Data|
  • Renting in Sunnyside

Consider Queens: Renting in Sunnyside

The only thing worse than working in Midtown is commuting to Midtown from the outer boroughs. And unless you've got one of those high-paying Midtown jobs and can afford Manhattan rents, chances are you're commuting in from a more budget-friendly neighborhood in Brooklyn. If that 45-minute to an hour-plus commute is getting you down, it's [...]

By |November 2nd, 2016|Market Data|
  • 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|
  • harlem renting

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|