how do i find an inexpensive loft in soho without a realtor? my email is

Asked by Barbara Kleinman, live on the upper east side now, want to move down to soho Sat Dec 29, 2007

please keep it under $2200

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Aileen-Manha…, , New York, NY
Sat Dec 29, 2007

Your best bet is to keep on top of your internet searches. Additionally, with that budget, you need to find a couple of roommates. Soho is one of the more expensive neighborhoods in Manhattan and $2200.00 may be unrealistic. However, nothing is impossible. Persistence is the key to your search.
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Debra (Debbi…, Agent, Livingston, NJ
Thu Jun 6, 2013
Kevin, since you're new to trulia, you might not know that the date the question was posted is located under the the right, in a lite font.........

Since this question was asked way back in Dec, 2007, I highly doubt Barbara is going to "call you".

Best wishes..........
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Mike Bianco, Agent, New York, NY
Fri May 4, 2012
Contact a management company like ICARVS property management, (
Also try to be realistic, Manhattan is expensive and your budget can be very low unless you are willing to compromise on location and area. Good luck
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Tony Lara, , New York, NY
Thu Dec 16, 2010
You can search the ny times web & print as well as street easy. I'm sure you'll have to deal with a broker on the seller's side, not sure if want a fsbo which is difficult to find. As for inexpensive loft in soho, at this time you won't find any bargains. We live in a great city and soho is certainly a strong neighborhood for sales. Please note that when a seller is using an exclusive broker to sell their apartment they'll pay 6% regardless if the buyer is alone or being represented by a broker so you wont' be saving any money by not using one. Best of luck and happy holidays!!!
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Joseph Hasti…, Agent, Bayside, NY
Wed Mar 31, 2010
Hi Barbara. you won't find one without a broker. First, your price is prohibitive as Soho is quite expensive and considering your stated price, you are talking about a rental.

Second, you'll need to devote a large portion of your time in checking every real estate related site to find something that doesn't exist. Should you be so lucky as to find a bargain, you'll notice all the other renters waving money in their hands in the direction of the owner or agents representing the property.

If you've found a bargain, I can assure you thousands have as well. I'm sure you don't want to pay a commission, hence the solo approach. You may have to yield to the reality of the situation eventually. Good Luck.
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Jolie Muss, , Upper West Side, New York, NY
Thu Jan 3, 2008
Hello Barbara! I have to confirm what Eileen said and also suggest you try Brooklyn or Long Island City...
Are you looking for a loft in Soho ,Manhattan? Did you mean $2,20000.00?
The days of finding an bargain artist/industrial loft are decades over! An artist friend of mine about 4 years ago was renting part of her Soho loft out for $3000.00 with no kitchen and what a deal it was then! ( it was over a noisy bar too!) I'm not a loft expert and I 'm most familiar with the Upper Westside, but this past August the least expensive apartment I was able to find in Manhattan, for my client was a tiny 5th floor 2 room apartment walkup on East 34th St for $1750 without utilities or laundry facilities!
Good luck!
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