New Feature: Notebook

A new way to document and share your apartment hunt When touring apartment after apartment, your memory quickly gets cluttered. With each new apartment, it becomes increasingly difficult to distinguish that apartment from all of the previous ones. Harder yet is describing the differences between apartments to your roommates, friends, and family. Words alone can’t describe a faded parquet floor or a pink bathtub with a black tile surround, but pictures can. […]

November 11th, 2015|Categories: Naked Apartments|

Viewings on Demand™: The Statistics

Two years ago we proudly launched Viewings on Demand™ (also known as Showings on Demand™). The product beat all expectations, helped catapult our growth, inspired other real estate companies, and is changing how real estate is done in today’s mobile-first world. To celebrate this two-year anniversary, we’re releasing 7 key stats so real estate pros can better understand when/how and where renters are using this popular feature. […]

August 2nd, 2015|Categories: Market Data, Naked Apartments|

Choosing a Product Name: Viewings on Demand™

When we brainstormed a name for a new product, the ability to book apartment viewings instantly, we considered numerous ideas: […]

July 29th, 2015|Categories: Naked Apartments|

Dog Breeds that Love You and Your Apartment

If you’re a dog lover in the city, chances are you’re not going to buy a high-energy Golden Retriever. But that doesn’t mean that you’re immune to the charms of our furry friends. Who doesn’t want a little dog to go on walks with you, to greet you after a long day at work, and to help you ward off stress? Still, you don’t want to confine a dog that needs a lot of room to roam to your tiny apartment. Luckily, there are several breeds that are well-suited to apartment dwelling. Here are five types of dogs who would love to come live with you. […]

July 23rd, 2015|Categories: Apartment Living|

9 Apartment Decorating Tips

Just because you don’t own your apartment doesn’t mean you can’t decorate. With a few nice touches you can turn your small rental into a welcoming home. Here are just a few tips for converting your apartment into your own: […]

July 21st, 2015|Categories: Apartment Living|

Checking An Apartment’s Safety: It Starts With The Door

Prior to renting an apartment, no matter how great the space is or ideal the location, it’s worthwhile to check its safety and security. Here are a few things to check, starting with the door. […]

July 20th, 2015|Categories: Apartment Living, Renter Tips|

The Apartment Inspection

When making an offer to buy a home or condo, you typically have an “inspection contingency.” Within a few days of an accepted offer, you pay a professional or general contractor to inspect the house. If there are issues, you can back out of the deal, free and clear…  minus the $200 – $1,000+ you paid the inspector. Or you go back to the seller and renegotiate. When renting, when signing a lease and committing to live in an apartment for 12-24 months, there’s no such thing as in inspection contingency. You see an apartment, pay application fees and a deposit, and while you can do a final walk through before signing the lease, many renters skip it. Instead, your left doing your own walk-through, typically when you first view the apartment. So throw on your hard hat, put on your contractor-game-face, fire up our evaluation guide, and get ready to inspect. If you’re working with a broker, have them help you.   […]

July 17th, 2015|Categories: Apartment Living, Renter Tips|

How to Deal with Your Roommate’s Pet

  So, you have a roommate and that roommate comes with baggage. Not just any baggage, like bulky furniture, or a propensity to leave dishes in the sink, or a plethora of knitting materials. No, it’s something a lot more lively and furry, and it might chew up your shoes. Now, if it’s a fish or lizard, you probably won’t be coming into contact with the pet too much. But if it’s a cat or dog, whether you’re an animal lover or not, sometimes a furry friend can come between you and your roommate. Here are 5 ways to deal with your roommate’s pet: […]

July 13th, 2015|Categories: Apartment Living, Renter Tips|

Tips for Finding Rent Stabilized Apartments

Cost is a major concern among renters in New York City, especially as it becomes a more and more expensive place to live. Many people are working hard to find ways of ensuring that their living situation is sustainable. Despite the fact that around 50% of all apartments in the city are rent stabilized, finding one of them can be difficult, as those who live in them understandably don’t want to give them up. Here are some tips for finding rent stabilized apartments in New York City: […]

July 11th, 2015|Categories: Renter Tips|

The 4 Most Notable Residential Buildings in New York City

  New York City is always pushing the boundaries, and its residential buildings are no exception. Whether it’s a 9 foot wide house, apartments over 1000 feet in the sky, or a mansion full of ghosts, New York has it all. Here are four of New York’s most notorious residences: […]

July 10th, 2015|Categories: Apartment Living|
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