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Actually - Mid July would be a great time tor start.. as July sees most people and agents taking vacations.. and the timing would be for good picking up a great place. You seem to have done some due diligence on your part in a timing factor.. now is the time to find an agent that may be able to help you secure that place.
You need a Knowledgeable Broker/Agent working for you here until you are ready!
If I may, I would advise you to contact Jennifer Chiongbian- 917-250-2284, Broker at Rutenberg Realty in NYC.
Congratulations on your upcoming move! September 1 is the No. 1 move-in date of the year, and as such, competition â€” and rents â€” will increase every month leading up to then. The very best deals will often rent within a day, so your best bet is to work with an experienced broker who can prequalify you and rush your application through with all the requisite paperwork, sometimes ever lobbying a landlord to approve you.
That said, anything vacant will generally be available IMMEDIATELY, so one possibility is to begin your search in the first few days of September â€” yes, even before the landlord might have had time to paint or clear. Or, you could try seeing occupied apartments in August for a Sept. 1 move-in â€” which you'll need a good agent to get you into.
Please feel free to contact me via phone, text or e-mail with any other questions you might have â€” and good luck!
Bruno J. Navarro
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
BOND New York Properties, LLC
1776 Broadway, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Bring your identification, recent bank satatement, last year's first and signature page of the past two years' fed income tax, a letter of reference from the landlord where you are now living stating that you have not been a problem tenant and have paid your rent in a timely manner, plus your employment letter... you only need to be here six weeks in advance of when you are going to rent the apartment.
Best wishes, and remember to contact a broker of your choosing that you feel comfortable with.
If you have already been to the city, perhaps you know where you want to be but share also with your chosen broker things that are most important to you.
If you cannot provide income 40x (one month's rent) then get a guarantor who has 80x (one month's rent) annual income. New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennslyvania are the four states a guarantor should come from. Our banks here cooperate better.
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Best wishes to you!!
As you're possibly looking online to get a feel for NYC rentals, there are things to know. I will tell you now, forget looking on your own and get talking with an agent/broker. Be prepared as there will be less available than you might think and in this town, no space is too small and no rent is too high as this is truly a supply and demand situation. Please take a minute to read the link below which is a NY Times article about the NY rental scene and how to prepare for it. Good Luck.
Also, things are different here. Apartments rent within a week, quite often. So bring your running shoes!
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Charles Rutenberg LLC
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July is a very busy month in real estate, in both rentals and sales.
Just like most of everyone is saying, just get here one month before September.
Some quick tips for you:
- Know or fix your budget. Minimum and Maximum.
- Know what you are looking for (full service buildings, condominiums, rental buildings...)
- Choose one thing that is primordial for you to have in your next place to live at and stick to it. Now this is new york, it is impossible to find an exact match of what you will be looking for. And remember, size is the only thing that can be a problem for you.
- Hire an agent. Don't think saving some dollars and do it yourself because at the end you will end up paying way too much or not finding anything, or even better get scammed. Finding an apartment in new york isn't easy like some people think.
Feel free to let me know if you need additional help or explanation.
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If you are planning to move to NYC in the beginning of September, I would say start looking in the end of July/ early August. However, when you do it, be paperwork ready and as soon as you find an apartment you like, act fast and apply for it. The vacancy rate is very low in Manhattan and maybe by the time you make the decision on the unit you saw earlier or the day before, it could have been rented by someone else!
If you decide to get professional assistance, feel free to contact me!!!
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Ardor New York
Charlie Summers, VP, Bellmarc Realty
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Here is a tidbit of information youâ€™ll need to keep in mind before you start looking for apartments. In terms of time, I would agree with other agents on the timing (end of July to early August for Sept 1st-15th move in), but that isnâ€™t the end of your question.
Depending on the buildings youâ€™ll be looking at, this will determine how long it may take for you to get approved.
Rental buildings â€“ Typically several days to a week for a full approval.
Condo buildings â€“ Typically 2 weeks and anywhere up to 30 days after your package gets submitted to the managing agent.
Co-op buildings â€“ Typically a full month, sometimes longer, this will depend if all board members are in the city and arenâ€™t vacationing. You may need to go through a board interview and in rare instances potential tenants do get turned down.
Commission structures will also vary from Rental buildings to Condoâ€™s and Coops.
Hope this helps and feel free to ask anything else thats on your mind.
I think you should start looking beginning of August for September 1st. In the meantime you should prepare. I just posted a Manhattan rental market analysis on my blog the other day. It gives you the average rent of a studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartment in every Manhattan neighborhood and the vacancy rate in each neighborhood. It will give you a good idea of the rental market neighborhood to neighborhood.
You should also read: http://nycblogestate.com/2011/09/renting-apartment-in-manhat
The above rental guide will familiarize you with the rules of renting in order to make your experience as hassle and worry free as possible. I hope your first New York City rental experience is a positive one.
Feel free to contact me if you need more information or if I can help you.
Mitchell Hall, Associate Broker
The Corcoran Group
Watch: How to Rent an Apartment in Manhattan
Read: How to Rent a Manhattan Apartment
SVP/ Associate Broker
Rutenberg Realty NYC
The vacancy rate is currently under 1% which means very little inventory and rentals go fast. Therefore if you look too long in advance, that apt. will be gone by the time you are ready. If you are looking for Sept. 1st, I would suggest you look in early August. I see that you are from Pittsburgh. If you are not familiar with neighborhoods, you might want to come and spend a little time exploring neighborhoods first. It is a very good idea to rent before making your purchase so you can learn the city well and be sure of where you want to purchase.
The most important thing is to beware of scams, which are rampant with rentals. I would strongly suggest you use a skilled, experienced agent. You will pay a fee, but you will get the best of what is out there in your price range without any trickery.
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You would want to start looking for an apartment in August. With that you will need to prove that you make 40x the rent with a letter of employment, 3 recent pay stubs, a recent bank statement and a current photo ID.
Please feel free to contact me when you need to start your search.
I have been a real estate agent in New York for 5 years now. From experience it is best to begin your search 4-6 weeks before your move in date. There is no point falling in love with an apartment that will not be available for your move in date. I have experience in rentals, furnished and unfurnished sublets as well as condos so feel free to contact me directly with any more questions, or if you will like me to assist you and email you pictures and information on options as your date of occupancy draws closer...firstname.lastname@example.org is my email address. All the best to you.