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What Is My Credit Score and Why Do Landlords Care?

  Do a quick Google search for the paperwork needed to rent in NYC, or check Naked Apartment’s renter's checklist, and you will be floored with all of the references, paperwork, paystubs, and ID requirements that some landlords and management companies ask of potential tenants. The first time I tried to rent in New York, [...]

By |October 5th, 2016|Renter Tips|
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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|
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Budgeting Tips for Grad Students: How to Survive on a Grad Student Stipend

  Let’s face it. Life as a grad student is not always glamorous. Between the cost of tuition, absurdly expensive text books that you will never read again, and basic needs like food and housing, finding the funds to have some semblance of a social life may seem impossible. Even if you’re lucky enough to [...]

By |September 28th, 2016|Renter Tips|
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The Best Time to Move in NYC

Moving to or within NYC probably ranks pretty high on a list of most stressful events in a person’s life, along with divorce and death of a family member. Alright, maybe that is a bit of an exaggeration, but it is true that finding a new apartment, in an extremely crowded city and market, can [...]

By |September 21st, 2016|Apartment Living|
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How to Survive a 6th-Floor Walk-Up in New York City

Nothing strikes fear into the hearts of New York renters like the dreaded word “walk-up.” The very mention of this word can induce feelings of panic, summoning flashes of sweating, panting, and burning thighs. However, walk-up apartments are often an unavoidable (and affordable) reality for many New Yorkers, and thousands of renters have lived to [...]

By |September 14th, 2016|Apartment Living|
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The Five Best NYC Neighborhoods for One-Bedrooms Under $1,500/Month

New York City’s insanely high rents coupled with its equally insanely high cost of living make being a financially solvent adult person, well, hard. Living paycheck to paycheck is the name of the game and to make ends meet we do all sorts of crazy things like living with mom and dad way longer than [...]

By |September 8th, 2016|Apartment Living|
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Couples Living with Roommates: Tips on How to Avoid Disaster

Let's be real. In a city as expensive as New York, your relationship status and living situation can get complicated.  Sure, we'd all like to meet someone, date happily and carefully nurture the relationship until we are confident enough to make a joint decision to commit to one another and cohabitate.  Has this ever happened? [...]

By |August 31st, 2016|Apartment Living|
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How to Find a Really Cheap Apartment in NYC

In the immortal words of Jimmy McMillan (source: Grace C via Flickr Creative Commons) Looking to land a really cheap apartment? Aren't we all. If your budget is low - so low that you're having trouble finding options on Naked Apartments - read this guide for tips. Some of them are tried, true [...]

By |August 24th, 2016|Renter Tips|
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Can I Live in a NYC Railroad Apartment With a Roommate?

When first moving to New York City, like many creatives, I came with limited job prospects, enough money for a few months of rent, and the notion that Williamsburg or Bushwick had to be my new home. In addition to my naively-imposed constraints, my apartment search was additionally complicated by the fact that I didn’t [...]

By |August 17th, 2016|Apartment Living|
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Naked Apartments Mobile Apps Update

We’ve made several updates to our mobile apps over the past few months that we are excited to share with you. These updates make the app easier to use and introduce new features that will help you find an apartment faster. Each of these new features is available for both iOS and Android. Superhood Selector [...]

By |August 11th, 2016|Naked Apartments|