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The NYC real estate game can be pretty addictive. And we understand that when you're looking to buy a place, you can think of nothing more than floorplans and costs per square foot.

But sometimes you need to take a time out.

Below, 8 signs your apartment search has gone a bit too far.

  1. StreetEasy.com is your homescreen.
  2. You use your Trulia app more than your SeamlessWeb app (or any other app for that matter)
  3. When people tell you where they live, you say, "Oh yeah, I know that building..." and proceed to list the number of units and average price per square foot.
  4. You read "Fifty Shades of Grey" and your first instinct is look up condos in Seattle to price out Christian's penthouse.
  5. While you dream, you discover extra rooms in your apartment you didn't know were there and wake up disappointed to realize you are still living in a Junior 4.
  6. You had your heart set on a pre-war on the Upper West Side but have expanded your search to rentals in Battery Park City.
  7. You've got your fake open house sign-in sheet phone number memorized.
  8. You have considered moving to the suburbs.

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