If you are new in town, and you are looking for Manhattan apartments to rent, you will soon discover that it is a rather difficult undertaking. However, it is doable, with some time and effort, and the assistance of a no fee apartment rental service such as RDNY.com. The problem...Read more
Forbes.com published an interesting post; 13 Little Things You’re Doing to Sabotage Your Success on 1/8/13. I had the usual curiosity to see what I’ve been doing wrong in my life that I’m not as rich as Michael Bloomberg yet. What struck me about the article was not what I’m...Read more
When you wish to break a lease, there is a right way to do it - and a wrong way. If you end the relationship by skipping out, it can be costly to you.
The Biggest Secret of All . . . . . . to finding the right apartment is this: the right attitude. Have the right attitude and you’ll find the right place. Have the wrong attitude, and your hunt for an apartment can be difficult. But what do we mean by...Read more
I didn't realize how many laws NY has to protect tenants from crime or harm. If you're about to rent an apartment from Rent-Direct.com, brush up on the basics
The NY Times has put up a calculator to help you determine if it is better to buy or to rent. The general rule: Buying is better than renting after a few years.
Oouch! What happened to the usual winter lull? The time when inventory swells and rents go down? Not this year! The mild weather makes searching for an apartment reasonable if not quite enjoyable.
It’s the hipsters vs. the Hasids in Crown Heights. Religious Jews are upset at their new, young neighbors for everything from women wearing shorts; bar hopping and sunbathing.
$3,315 as an average rent? They must be renting to a different group of people. Of course there are many who can afford that price, but we work with hundreds of renters all the time, and I can tell you that the average, typical renter in Manhattan is paying less than that. I don't know exactly what the average renter is paying, but I'm certain it's less.
The number of truly useful articles on renting an apartment in New York are minimal, and often they can't make up their minds whether they are trying to appeal to newbies to the rental scene or sophisticated New Yorkers.
The guarantor must meet high financial standards since he/she must support his/her own household as well as your household if you fail to pay the rent. Landlords usually require that a guarantor should have a good credit history and an income at least 75 times the monthly rent.
Even as New Yorkers exit city en masse for vacations, residential leasing approaches boom-time highs August 01, 2011 07:00AM By Candace Taylor in TheRealDeal.com New Yorkers are fleeing the city in the scorching summer heat, trading subway cars for the Hamptons Jitney and business casual for bathing suits. Even so,...Read more
Brought to you by RDNY. This is a little shameless plugging of our company, but we feel we deserve it. This has been a fantastic renting season for RDNY.com customers. So many of you have found just the right apartment and have been happy to tell us about your finds....Read more
Crain's New York business created a lovely slide show of the newly expanded High Line park. What has this got to do with renting an apartment in Manhattan? Well, for one, it has opened the far West Side to new residents who would never have considered living that far West before. For another, it has made the entire "Hudson Yards" area an attractive place to rent.
Real estate professionals speculate that there is little room for home values to move up in the near future. In a stagnant market, renting is more attractive.
This winter, apartments are renting exceptionally fast in Manhattan. There are several reasons for this, but it all ads up to higher rents and few rental incentives.
One of the most stressful parts of moving into a new apartment in New York City with roommates is figuring out who gets which room and then deciding how much each person will pay in rent.
What, if anything, can a tenant in New York do when the building he is renting in is being foreclosed upon?
I filled out the online form and an agent wrote me back almost instantly. Yes, the apartment was available. Just prepay and it’s yours. Sorry, no credit cards. No PayPal, either. I should wire money, including a security deposit, to the owner’s British bank account
New York City takes top honors for being more affordable to rent than buy. According to Trulia, the median list price (for the top 50 cities) is $140,201.37, but the median price for a 2-bedroom apartment in NYC is $1.3-1.4 million!
If a parent is a guarantor on a NYC lease, What kind of documents should the parents provide and are there are forms to sign?
The City Room blogger at The New York Times Online has been doing us all a public service. Kudos to her. She started asking what kinds of controversial demands New York City landlords make on renters, particularly those renters that need a guarantor.
Renting an apartment in a coop building can be easy or a nightmare. There are some important things you should know before you even consider with renting an apartment in a coop building is for you.
There\'s a lot to keep in mind when searching for an apartment. These tips will help you get the most out of your search...
It makes more financial sense to rent rather than buy a home in New York City, MSNBC reported, ranking the Big Apple number one on its list of national cities that are most ideal for renting.
Are you planning on renting an apartment in New York City? Do yo have to make trade-offs because your budget isn\'t unlimited? Do you have some credit glitches? Do you need a guarantor? Are you from out-of-town?
It\'s up, it\'s down. The New York apartment rental market has stymied a lot of great minds in the last couple of weeks.
I did a quick read of your first e-book on Renting......it\'s really wonderful, and I\'m not going to contact any landlords until I\'ve read it more carefully.......invaluable wisdom packed in there. And the neighborhood books.......I\'ll enjoy those too. Thanks so much for these resources! signed, Anne Gold
I thought this would be of interest to all of you apartment renters. This is what renting looks like from the landlord\'s point of view. There is information in this article that can help you get the apartment you want and not be rejected because you\'re acting like a \"jerk\".
I\'ve made a checklist of things you should bring with you when you are viewing apartments in New York City..
I remember the moment when I first considered moving to Hoboken. My husband was complaining about a slacker co-worker who paid almost no commuter tax because he was a New Jersey resident
Landlords are leery of tenants who have been evicted, because the assumption is that you won’t pay rent or you’ll damage the apartment. But, it’s not impossible to rent with an eviction record.
An online survey found that 76 percent of consumers said they prefer to rent a home rather than own it, a 5 year-over-year percent increase from 2008.
Apartment rentals in Brooklyn and Queens are starting to move up in price again.
Now, we here at RDNY.com do a lot of renting. We currently have about 4,100 active listings. I can tell you, that the average rent actually paid by our clients is a lot less than $3,812. We obviously have a different clientele. But why try to pass off an \"average rent of $3,812\" when it isn\'t so? Why don\'t they just say, the average rent paid by well to do New Yorkers is $3,812 but for everyone else, it\'s a lot less. That would be a lot more honest.
How and when must a rental tenant agree to show their occupied apartment when the owner of the apartment wants to sell?
We have a different approach to bed bugs that not only involve pesticides but steam, We steam furniture, walls, doors and any crack and crevice where they might be hiding.
More freaky people on Craigslist with rooms for rent looking for you to move into their freaky habitats.
Q. I sublet an apartment from a guy who said he was renting from the owner. I have since discovered that the apartment is rent-stabilized, that the person I was renting from was a sub-tenant of the tenant on the lease, and that the stabilized rent is half of what...Read more