Rent or Own?
Understanding the New York City Housing Crisis
Tenants: Watch this video to find out why you're paying so much for rent. Landlords and Property Investors, find out why now's a better time to rent out units at premium but reasonable prices here.
Affordable Housing Resources
Neighborhood Profiles: Explore UPTOWN!
Neighborhood Profiles: ASTORIA, QUEENS
Crash Course on Apartment Hunting in NYC
Great news! I've organized the articles on the site into a useful crash course on NYC apartment hunting. Videos are on the way too!
10 Misconceptions About Renting Apartments In NYC
The best way to get great deals on apartments in Manhattan is by knowing the terrain and not only limiting yourself to the areas you know. Remember, housing stock is alight very low, and if the neighborhood you're looking at is very popular, you may be ruling out most of the available units in the city.
Exploring the Different Areas of Manhattan: A Guide for Apartment Hunters
A Breakdown of The Basic Subway Lines and Where They Go
Find Your Next Apartment in Queens: A Guide for Renters
Comparing Pre-War and Gut-Renovated Apartments in NYC: Pros, Cons and Amenities
The Real Challenge of Finding the Right Place
ⓘFind an Agent or go At it Alone? / Scams to Avoid
The best way to get great a great deal is by becoming an educated consumer. In doing so, you can distinguish between good deals, less than perfect deals, scams and "opportunities for suckers".
How to Screen a NYC Real Estate Agent to make sure they're legit
How to search RLS listings on your own
Why are some Craigslist and Facebook Rental listings so cheap?
What's the deal with those apartment listings on the electric polls?
ⓘHow the System Works
In the end, it's all about finding apartments that you qualify for... He is some basic information about everything from pre-qualification to calculating the rent. (It's not always as easy as it looks!)
Understanding No Fee Listings
What if you can't qualify for anything out there?
What to do if you don't have a social security number
What if you're self employed?
How to apply as a student
ⓘPutting in a Application
Once you find the apartment that you want, you have to be very quickly on filling out the application and getting it in with all of the necessary documents needs. Here's some of the basic information you need so you're prepared for the process.
Assembling the Documents you need (and what to do if you don't have them!)
Understanding Credit Reports and Scores
Security deposit alternatives
ⓘSettling in to NYC
Congratulations! You've found an apartment. What next?
Moving to NYC
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DISCLAIMER: Please note that all information on this website is general. It is not guaranteed to be applicable to your specific situation. In addition, the information on this site should not be used as a substitute for professional advice or consultation.
Job Hunting in NYC
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Prepare for the Exam
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