So the love of your life just kicked you out once and for all? Naked Apartments can’t mend that broken heart, but the apartment rental website can help you dodge or minimize the sting of a broker’s fee—typically 12-15% of a year’s rent—while you find a new place to call home. Scan the dwellings listed here in our Low-Fee Rental Roundup or hop onto Naked Apartments and search by “no fee” or “low-fee” for places with fees of less than 9%.
While rental concessions are not nearly as ubiquitous as they once were (especially post-2008), now that it’s beginning to be a slower season (Nov-Feb) for rentals, we’re likely to see concessions popping up more often.
For first-time and even veteran renters in New York, the concept of rental concessions may seem confusing. What does it mean when you’re offered a month’s free rent? What other concessions are possible? Why are they being offered? Is there a catch? And what’s the best way to find these deals?
If you’re shopping for a NYC co-op or condo, you probably know that supply is at near-record lows, competition is intense and many apartments are selling in bidding wars.
You can win this game by outbidding the competition (preferably all in cash). Or you can change the game altogether and get ahead of the competition with some help from real estate data website PropertyShark.com.
Using the same online tools and strategies that developers, investors, and real estate brokers have relied on for years, you can find owners who haven’t yet listed their apartments but may be ready to sell and contact them directly before they hire a broker. Here's how.
This $13 million condo in Sutton Place has a private garden that doubles as an entertainment paradise with an in-pocket motorized TV and a retractable awning. You can have year-round outdoor screening parties (OMG!).
With the cold weather looming, sometimes you just want to stay in at night and watch a movie--or all weekend to binge-watch an entire Netflix series. Here are some amazing home-theater setups in eight NYC apartments and homes on the market right now. Surround sound never looked so good.
Just one extra room, a dumbwaiter replacement and better windows...these six New Yorkers share how they would like to improve their living spaces and their lives!
Efficiently engineered windows My windows are the bane of my existence. First of all, they are so dirty and yet one can’t clean them on one’s own. The super has told me he has to come and take down each window and re-install it after I clean. Secondly, they leak cold air. Thirdly, they hardly keep out any noise. I live on the top floor, but sirens from the outside sound like they are two feet from my head. These windows are a disgrace to modern engineering - Inge, Upper West Side
My neighbor's door is covered in their kids' artwork. It's not that I don't like kids (or their artwork), it's just that it's starting to look messy (and spreading beyond their doors and onto the hallway walls). Is there a nice way to ask them to be a bit more minimalist? I don't want to come across as a rude/child-intolerant, but it's getting on my nerves!
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