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Rentals in New York : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Sep 9, 2017
Sharon jordan answered:
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Sun Aug 27, 2017
Mbautista2111 answered:
It's tough to generalize about something like this. Harlem is a vibrant and wonderful community!
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Sat Aug 26, 2017
spudzmom6 answered:
When you first relocate, just rent a ROOM from someone to buy you a month or two to get the references that you will need for a permanent location. craigslist, trulia, hotpads, etc all have cheap, nice lodgings available that would do for temp housing and an address to re-establish your credentials. ... more
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Fri Aug 11, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
A lease is a contract. Basically you want to break a contract. Time to contact the landlord or property manager and negotiate.
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Tue Jul 25, 2017
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Sat Jul 22, 2017
Eharrington answered:
Hi Jo,

I work with many foreign students and their guarantors. Your instincts are right. Some landlords are willing to rent to international students if they will pay 6 months in advance. And in other cases landlords will insist on the whole year of rent up front. The key is finding the right landlord.

Elizabeth Harrington, Real Estate Broker, NYC - Sun July 23, 2017
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Fri Jul 21, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
You are too early to be looking for rentals starting Sept. 20th. Rentals in NYC are rented within 5 min. to 1 week. Therefore start looking mid - late August for a rental. As for broker fees, most charge a fee but some don't. You need to look hard for brokers that don't charge a fee. ... more
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Tue Jul 11, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
You cannot sue anybody because you rented the unit (apartment) illegally for 10 years. Consider yourself extremely lucky that you lived there for 10 years. Wow! Sorry you got evicted but hopefully you learned a lesson. Always rent with a signed lease so you're protected. I'm hoping your rent was real cheap for those 10 years considering it was illegal for you to live there. If your rent was cheap, now you know why.

I'm VP of my coop building and the only rentals are thru the sponsors.
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Tue Jul 11, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
The issue is landlords want to rent to legal residents who have steady jobs and U.S. credit - not to foreigners who can easily leave NYC and take the next flight out to their country.
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Fri Jun 23, 2017
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Sun Jun 18, 2017
Jonathan Lahey Your Home SOLD Guaranteed answered:
You can call them directly just look for the contact number or email attached! thanks!
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Tue May 30, 2017
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Wed May 24, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
This is ILLEGAL! You cannot create an Airbnb or vrbo. You need to know that New York City has a law that it is illegal to have rooms or apartments for rent for 30 days or less. NYC has employees that check websites for short term rentals and you will get caught.

You can blame the hotel industry. The hotels won a court case that gave them the right to prevent short term rentals in the city for 30 days or less. The hotels said apartment owners were taking money away from the hotels.
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Wed May 24, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
As a former NYC realtor and life long resident, you need to know that landlords are not flexible with move in dates. Rentals go very quickly and landlords know they can get a tenant the same day they advertise for a rental, so no landlord will hold a rental between now and late summer.

Your best method is to wait until the summer, then look for rentals.
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Tue May 23, 2017
Szq.41887 asked:
I saw tha Trulia helped people who had vouchers. I have a SEPS apartment voucher for 2 people, max rent $1268. We are looking for a 1 bedroom aptartment. The voucher pays for the first full…
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Mon May 22, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Very small. Security deposits are not designed to earn much in interest. It's not like a checking or savings account. For security deposits to see real interest growth, the U.S. interest rate would have to be above 10% which is currently not the case. ... more
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