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Why pet-friendly apartments cost more, how to negotiate your rent, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
January 28, 2022 - 1:30PM

This week readers visited Brick Underground to read about why pet-friendly apartments are more expensive in New York City. Buyers and renters can expect to pay more because most pet-friendly buildings also come with other amenities. 

Also of interest: How to negotiate your rent when signing a lease for the first time. To be successful in today's competitive market, you need to do your research on rents for similar apartments, and consider offering a deal sweetener like paying the broker fee or moving in right away. 

Here are this week's top five posts: 

1) Are pet-friendly apartments more expensive in NYC?

2) 9 tips for negotiating your rent when signing a lease in NYC

3) Buying for the first time in NYC? Be sure to prep your finances first

4) Closing costs: A guide for NYC buyers and sellers

5) The 7 best ways to find a short-term rental while you renovate your NYC apartment


Austin Havens-Bowen

Staff Writer

Staff writer Austin Havens-Bowen covers the rental market and answers renters' questions in a column called Realty Bites. He previously reported on local news for the Queens Ledger and The Hunts Point Express in the Bronx. He graduated from Hunter College with a BA in media studies. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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