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Shaunece Sol…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Shaunece Solomon answered:
Hi, I'm moving from Ohio to NYC in august/september to attend college. Will people rent to a full time student?
Hi Bigcitydreamer, yes landlords do rent to students, the upper east side as well as the lower east has studios/1bed spaces starting from $1445. The utilities included depending on the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 23, 2012 Rental Basics in East Harlem
Frank J Festa, Real Estate Pro in Watchung, NJ
Frank J Festa answered:
What would the broker fee be in NYC if I'm planning on short-term renting (3 months) an apartment found on a broker's site?
Did you try Craig's listings for a Sub-lease? Regards,
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Roberts, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Roberts answered:
I need a house for rent in brroklyn that takes sec8 3br 2bt for 1500 a month carmen
Please contact Dennis at 212-714-1027 for assistance in renting an apartment. Thank you and have a nice day.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 10, 2012 Rental Basics in New York
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
After signing a lease and receiving the keys from the management, can I get my money back (first month and deposit)?
You signed a contract - a lease - and it is a binding contract between you and the landlord or their management company. If you just changed your mind you will likely be able to get out ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 19, 2012 Rental Basics in New York
Nicole Gary, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Nicole Gary answered:
What is the difference between a broker and an agent? What is the difference in fee and the service received?
A licensed Real Estate Salesperson is considered an agent. This means they have taken 75 hours of courses, and passed the New York State Real Estate Test. After being a real estate Sa ... more
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Blanca Marsh…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Blanca Marsh-Weinstock answered:
I'm moving to Manhattan the begining of Sept and will be renting inititally. When is the best time to come out and secure an apt? Mid July or
Apartments do not stay out on the market for months, if they do there is something wrong :) you can come check out some buildings, then keep an eye out.
blanca
Manhattan Life Real Est ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 20, 2012 Rental Basics in New York
First Last, Other/Just Looking in 90002
First Last answered:
What are some tips for renters before signing a lease?
I know it sounds self-serving to say so, but the most important thing a renter relocating to New York City can do is find a good agent to look out for your best interests.

For starte ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 19, 2012 Rental Basics in New York
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
what are the rights of the sub landlord in canceling a month to month lease?
Check with your lawyer. Don't rely on "the general consensus" unless those providing it are lawyers who've reviewed your lease.

Recognize you may not be able to g ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 8, 2012 Rental Basics in 10009
Fran And Mark…, Real Estate Pro in Yardley, PA
Fran And Mark Redding answered:
How do I verify ownership of a New York City apartment being rented by an owner in London?
Jim

Go to the building talk to the super and get the contact information for the management company. Talk to them for confirmation of ownership. Do not send any money to anyone until ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 17, 2012 Rental Basics in New York
Claudia Barr…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Claudia Barritt answered:
coop bylaws
It is every individuals right to have a guest in their home. Coop boards are concerned about illegal sublets, but a share holder is allowed to have someone stay in their apartment or ev ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 2, 2012 Rental Basics in 10017
Candy Galas, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Candy Galas answered:
Dispute over rent due on leaving our apartment.
Sounds strange since she is the one that told you to move out. However if you take her to housing court it will reflect as a negative towards you when you try to rent again.
Landlords ... more
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Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence 727.420.4041 answered:
Startup apt filmer seeking feedback - Here's a link to a video of an apartment my company made (www.ApartmentStreaming.com). What's
Rory,
Chimes at start was excellent touch. Needed more post production attributes. Either using voice over or text identifing the bed room from the living room would be helpful.

Wh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 13, 2012 Rental Basics in New York
Ian Christie, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Ian Christie answered:
Need lots of advice...
Hi Nina,
If you are looking to purchase a unit in Manhattan the down payment can vary from 10-25% It varies from building to building. Condo or Coop.
When looking for an apartment I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 3, 2012 Rental Basics in New York
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
I have rented from HDFC for some years now can this lead to future problems in getting a new lease
Without much information not sure the question is fully understood--if you are concerned about your lease renewal, review the by-laws/building's policy; see if renting is allowed.. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 13, 2012 Rental Basics in 10011
John Bohan, Real Estate Pro in 10013
John Bohan answered:
Where is the cheapest safest place for me to live if I am in search of a job in Manhattan?
New York is pretty safe. I would be happy to help you find some place in nyc you would safe, comfortable and of course inexpensive. Feel free to call or email me to discuss exactly wh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 10, 2012 Rental Basics in New York
Charles Davis, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Charles Davis answered:
Renting a condo in NYC
In every condo rental I have ever worked on, annual utilities such as heat and hot water were factored into the asking rental price. However, utilities like electricity, gas, cable, an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 21, 2011 Rental Basics in New York
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Christopher Moseley answered:
Is this common that OPs are paid to a listing broker only if there was no other broker involved?
Sounds fishy...just ask the question and get it in writing/email. Make sure you are present at the Lease Signing with your client!! THEN discuss AND review!
Good Luck,
Chris Moseley
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0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 5, 2013 Rental Basics in 10019
Brooke Davida…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Brooke Davida, SVP answered:
What does it mean when rental adverstisements state that you get one month free with a year's lease. Is there a hidden catch?
No, there is no hidden catch. It means that after your 12th month of payment you will receive an additional month free. If you have other questions, I am happy to help you.
Brooke Davi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 5, 2013 Rental Basics in Upper East Side
James Endress, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
James Endress answered:
Im on the verge o getting Evicted and I have some questions.
if you go through the whole eviction process it is going to show up on your rental history when you go to rent another apartment even if its in another state. it would be wise to inclu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 18, 2011 Rental Basics in New York
Janet Resino, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Janet Resino answered:
UWS rental question: what is considered market monthly rental price for a one-bedroom apt in UWS well maintained, building (3d floor of 3 flr walkup
Figure about $2,000. Possibly a few hundred less or any amount more. Most apts now have a broker's fee attached to them. If there isn't one, it is a good deal.
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0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 7, 2013 Rental Basics in Upper West Side
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