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Miron Properties produced a great video describing the basics of getting your rental — how much income you need to qualify, what a guarantor is, the paperwork required and a lot more. Check it out. There’s cartoon doodling!

Irritated that so many apartments are advertised with stock photos?   You’re not alone.  When surveyed, 65% of renters on Naked Apartments said they find stock photos annoying.  One renter voiced their frustration by writing in; “I never trust that they’re actually representative of the apartment and usually end up ignoring the listing.”  Another renter wrote; […]

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A 450 square foot studio Manhattan apartment, purchased for $235,000 in 2005, becomes an amazing unfolding space. Total construction cost for the upgrade: $70,000.

Curious how an apartment’s monthly rent compares to similar apartments?  We now calculate how each apt compares to all others in the same neighborhood, with the same number of bedrooms, with similar amenities.  For example, if you’re looking at a 1 bedroom in Chinatown with a doorman, elevator and outdoor space, we’ll compare it to […]

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Are you only searching no-fee apartments in order to save money? We’ll show you how to adjust your rent to account for a 15% broker’s fee. You’ll expand your apartment choices significantly, and spend the same as you would on a no-fee apartment. Why are there so few no-fee apartments? Two reasons: 1) It’s not […]

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78 square foot “Midtown Mansion” that costs $800/month.

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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Using a “futuristic wall system,” a Hong Kong architect converts a tiny space into 24 rooms.

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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 […]

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Renters often become frustrated/irritated/angry when a broker witholds the exact address of a building. To understand why, renters need to understand the broker’s perspective. When a broker discloses the address of an apartment, there’s a chance the renter bypasses them in order to avoid paying a broker’s fee. Sidestepping the broker in this way does […]

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