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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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 […]
Affordability is key for many young renters today and it can be hard to find a cheap place to live in a cool and fun New York City neighborhood. But it’s not impossible to find a deal. There are exciting, thriving neighborhoods located throughout the five boroughs where you can find reasonable rents. Here are five, one […]
Despite all the griping we do about our government, once in a while, it gives us something useful we can work with. Like this handy New York State tenant rights guide for those of us who are terrified of paperwork, signatures, and binding obligations. The actual document is quite a few pages in length, so […]
We all wish brokers are apartment genies. You tell them what you want, and they make it so – in exchange for a giant fee. However, that’s not always the case. We’ve all heard horror stories of bait and switches, deposit thieves and greedy management companies. I have lived through all of these things and […]
“There are those gems of apartments we see and just know it’s the one. Location. Check. Price is right. Check. Apartment is big AND has character. Check.” And then it just slips right through your fingers.
When my roommates and I unanimously decided that we were going to get a puppy, I started scouring the web for tips on pet ownership in New York City. As is usual on the Internet, what I found was a lot of disagreement. Angry residents were in uproar about their building becoming a dirty, noisy […]
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 […]
64% of NYC renters want smoke-free buildings, but they aren’t willing to pay for the luxury.
The most difficult part of New York City apartment hunting is getting started. I drifted towards anything that seemed like it would take steps out of my search because how was I supposed to know what I don’t know about? “No-fee” sounds like heaven with a hyphen.