Apartment Hunting in a High Speed Market: What Can You Do?

“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. […]

July 26th, 2013|Categories: Apartment Living, Renter Tips|

Showings on Demand

A First in Real Estate Through the years our business has adapted to the realities of the NYC rental market, using technology to simplify how renters find their next home. We’ve innovated in an industry badly in need of it. And we’re incredibly proud of our many accomplishments: We were the first to sort listings [...]

July 11th, 2013|Categories: Naked Apartments, 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. […]

May 18th, 2013|Categories: Apartment Living, Market Data|

Why Are You Apartment Hunting?

May 10th, 2013|Categories: Apartment Living, Market Data|

Renting Around the World

Sometimes New York City can feel like the most expensive place in the world. We at Naked Apartments wanted to find out if this was actually the case. We took a look at some of the most expensive cities around the world in order to see how their costs of living and renting compare to [...]

April 29th, 2013|Categories: Apartment Living|

The Hunt for an Upper East Side Apartment

Apartment Found: 3 Bedroom Neighborhoods searched: From Upper East Side to Gramercy Websites used: Craigslist, Naked Apartments Been hunting for: One month Number of places seen: 40+ apartments For Kristen Buccholz and Ashley Savage, this was the second apartment hunt within the year and this time they had a system. They knew what they were looking for in a rental agent, what they needed in an apartment, and had their expectations in line with what they could afford. But even with their act together, it wasn’t long before they had seen dozens of listings, extended their current lease another month, and lost out on ideal apartments. In the end, their diligence paid off and their story offers an opinion or two on what kind of agents make the sale. […]

February 12th, 2013|Categories: Apartment Living|

Portrait of a Renter

With data from our 2+ million NYC renters, we at Naked Apartments have learned a lot about them, their habits and desires. What follows is a portrait drawn from their registration data (contact info, desired apartment, move and roommate details, income, etc.) as well as their search history and survey results. […]

December 11th, 2012|Categories: Market Data|

The stacking, nesting, and expanding apartment

Once again FairCompanies produces an incredible video on maximizing the use of small spaces.  Watch a 420 square foot SoHo apartment  transform into 1100 square feet of functionality. "The main idea is to get double, triple, quadruple, use out of every space." The mastermind behind the concept is Graham Hill.  You can learn more about the apartment, his [...]

December 7th, 2012|Categories: Apartment Living, Renter Tips|

Pet Friendly Apartment Hunting

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 madhouse by suddenly allowing pets. Meanwhile, pet owners told horrific tales of pet eviction and harassment by other tenants. Both sides furiously attempted to illustrate their frustrations with one another even though the problems were probably caused by a few irresponsible individuals. The fact is that some apartment buildings need to be pet-friendly while some apartment buildings need to be pet-free, but that does not mean that there can’t be a healthy middle ground. So for the sake of keeping the peace within that space, here are some tips for Pet-Friendly Apartment Hunting as well as some ways to demonstrate responsible pet ownership to your potential landlord or condo board. […]

November 19th, 2012|Categories: Apartment Living, Renter Tips|

Searching After Hurricane Sandy

With power finally returning to areas of New York City, resilience is an idea that is on everyone’s minds. For many homes and businesses that are fortunate enough to be back in working order, the return to normalcy is just around the corner. But for many others, these recent events have shed light on problems that must be addressed while the event is still with us. In addition to recovery, we have to prepare for future events of this nature and perhaps of even greater magnitude. “In just 14 months, two hurricanes have forced us to evacuate neighborhoods — something our city government had never done before. If this is a trend, it is simply not sustainable,” Mayor Bloomberg stated in an editorial on Thursday. […]

November 3rd, 2012|Categories: Apartment Living, Renter Tips|
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