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Category: NYC Guide

30
Dec 2019
Different types of NYC apartments

Different Types of NYC Apartments

New York is not short of options when it comes to renting. Similarly, with the different types of NYC apartments on offer, renters have a plethora of choices available to them. Ultimately, the depth of your purse determines what you end up settling for. That, and of course, the choice of neighborhood and living circumstances […]

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23
Dec 2019
Renting an Apartment in New York City

Rent-Stabilized vs Rent-Controlled Apartments

If you have tried doing an NYC apartment search online, there is a chance you have happened across the terms rent-stabilized vs rent-controlled apartments. But what do they mean exactly? In a nutshell, these are two forms of rent regulation laws in New York. New York was the first state in the country to adopt […]

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16
Dec 2019
Brick pavement and cars

How to Pick a Neighborhood in NYC

If you are relocating to New York, you cannot underestimate the importance of knowing how to pick a neighborhood in NYC. This, to a large extent, will determine the perception you end up having of not just the neighborhood, but the city itself. More importantly, the location of your neighborhood has a huge impact on […]

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09
Dec 2019
Tips for renting with roommates in New-York City

Tips for Renting with Roommates in NYC

Tips for renting with roommates in New York City is a much-discussed topic for people living in NYC or looking to relocate here. Then again, with the boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens ranked some of the most expensive places to live in the United States, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. City life in […]

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02
Dec 2019
NYC rental checklist

Ultimate NYC Rental Checklist

If you plan to rent an apartment in New York City, having an NYC rental checklist is an absolute essential. The New York City market is a fast-paced one that requires you to have all your ducks in a row if you are to take advantage of the many opportunities that abound. An NYC rental […]

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25
Nov 2019
NYC tenant rights

Landlords vs Tenants: Know Your NYC Tenant Rights

NYC tenant rights provide some of the strongest tenant protections in the country, more so following the enactment of the state’s Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019. See the main highlights in this breakdown courtesy of AM New York. With 68% of residents renting their homes, New York City is a renters’ city […]

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18
Nov 2019
How to find a cheap apartment in NYC?

How to Find a Cheap Apartment in NYC

Looking for tips on how to find a cheap apartment in NYC? We understand. As the official titleholder of the most expensive city to live in the United States, finding an affordable place in New York City can be a blood sport. This especially goes for the borough of Manhattan, which emerged tops in a […]

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11
Nov 2019
How to avoid rental scams in New York City

How to Avoid Rental Scams in New York City

The dynamic nature of the New York real estate market has made it a breeding ground for con artists looking to take advantage of unsuspecting renters. In this article, we share some golden nuggets on how to avoid rental scams in New York City. With demand for affordable apartments outweighing supply, many renters are likely […]

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04
Nov 2019
Need a guarantor to rent an apartment in NYC

Do You Need a Guarantor to Rent an Apartment in NYC?

There are many reasons you might need a guarantor to rent an apartment in NYC. But first things first – Who is a guarantor? This is simply someone who, um, guarantees payment on a lease if, for one reason or another, you are unable to meet your rental payments. A lease guarantor can be a […]

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