Congratulations to Chloe H. for winning the Naked Apartments $500 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!!!
A freshman at the NYU College of Arts and Sciences, Chloe is currently in student housing but had already begun looking into apartments even before she arrived in New York City.
“It is frustrating that the apartments closer to campus are so expensive when they are so small… I do not want an alcove studio for $3,000 a month.”
Chloe is hoping to save up enough to eventually land a one bedroom apartment.
“It’ll probably be in Brooklyn or Harlem because they have the best prices that I have seen.”
What is she going to do with the 500 bucks she just won? School books? Dorm furnishings? Nope. Chloe is already looking forward to the holidays.
“I’ll probably use it for ordering real Christmas presents for my fiancé and my family instead of all the Starbucks gift cards I thought I would have to get.”
Thank you to all who entered into the Giveaway and don’t forget to check back with our Facebook page for future opportunities to win!
- Budget: $2,400
- Neighborhoods searched: Morningside. Anywhere near Columbia
- Websites used: Craigslist, Naked Apartments, StreetEasy
- Been hunting for: One month
- Number of places seen: 20+ apartments
- Biggest peeve: Bait and Switch. Sometimes agents advertise fake apartments in order to attract renters. Then, when a renter inquires about the listing, the agent will say it was already rented and try to sell them a more expensive, but lower quality apartment. (At Naked Apartments, we kick brokers off our site for doing this. Just sayin’…)
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