Renter Tips

Prior to renting an apartment, no matter how great the space is or ideal the location, it’s worthwhile to check its safety and security. Here are a few things to check, starting with the door.

When making an offer to buy a home or condo, you typically have an “inspection contingency.” Within a few days of an accepted offer, you pay a professional or general contractor to inspect the house. If there are issues, you can back out of the deal, free and clear…  minus the $200 – $1,000+ you paid the inspector. Or […]

  So, you have a roommate and that roommate comes with baggage. Not just any baggage, like bulky furniture, or a propensity to leave dishes in the sink, or a plethora of knitting materials. No, it’s something a lot more lively and furry, and it might chew up your shoes. Now, if it’s a fish […]

Cost is a major concern among renters in New York City, especially as it becomes a more and more expensive place to live. Many people are working hard to find ways of ensuring that their living situation is sustainable. Despite the fact that around 50% of all apartments in the city are rent stabilized, finding […]

  As a recent article in The New York Times pointed out, more and more adults are choosing to live with roommates, despite having the financial means to afford their own apartments. For some, the high cost of living alone in New York is just not worth it, and they prefer to save their money […]

A few years ago National Geographic did the math and realized that if everyone in the world stood shoulder to shoulder, we would all fit in Los Angeles. Granted, this isn’t the most useful of thought experiments, but it illustrates something shockingly obvious that we’re all constantly overlooking – there’s plenty of space to go […]

Search for apartments with Open Houses You already know Naked Apartments is a top database for searching NYC rentals. Now you can search for apartments with an Open House. Just enter your apartment criteria and look for the Open House section under Filters. You can search for Open Houses today, tomorrow, this week or anytime.

Naked Apartments will send you email alerts for Upcoming Open Houses! Busy this weekend? You might be now. Starting today, we’re sending you alerts for Upcoming Open Houses for apartments that match your criteria. If you haven’t already, create your Free profile. Tell us the neighborhoods you’re interested in and what type of apartment you’re […]

Today, we launch our iPhone app for renters.

For years, temporary walls (i.e., room dividers, rent-savers, space-creators) have answered the prayers of NYC apartment hunters looking to save space and money. With a one day installation and a one-time payment averaging between $800-$2000 (based on wall size and type), a one bedroom apartment could turn into a two, a two bedroom into a three, […]

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