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Fri Jul 15, 2016
Brilynn answered:
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Thu Jul 14, 2016
Francisco Bengolea answered:
Hi Amanda, my 1 bedroom listing may fit your criteria. If interested in viewing, I'll be showing it this saturday. Contact me via email or my cell 917.215.6944. Good luck in your search, Frank. heres the link http://www.trulia.com/rental/3205981232-303-W-149th-St-4B-New-York-NY-10039?ecampaign=rental_lead_fr&eurl=www.trulia.com%2Frental%2F3239042383-303-W-149th-St-4B-New-York-NY-10039 ... more
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Wed Jul 6, 2016
Stan.davis19 asked:
Does anyone know of real estate Brokers who will help me get an apartment using the SEPS voucher ?
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Fri Jul 1, 2016
Tonyhoward255 answered:
Just curious, did you find something?
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Fri Jul 1, 2016
Tonyhoward255 answered:
You could try airbnb for something like this, they offer better rates for medium term stays (1-3 months)!
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Tue Jun 14, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Sorry but your budget is too low. You need to pay $1500. - $2,000. for your criteria. Even in the suburbs a studio or 1 bedroom will be $1,000. - 1500. Also utilities are never included so add that to your rent.

What you need is to increase your income - get a 2nd job or work more hours. Another solution is if your income is very low, apply for housing vouchers and get your name on the city's waiting list for housing projects.
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Tue Jun 14, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Yes it is legal. Real estate agents and brokers can charge a fee upfront for rentals. In the U.S. normally realtors will get paid by the landlord AFTER the tenant signs a lease. However, in NYC, realtors cannot always rely on landlords to pay them so they demand that tenants pay the fee instead of the landlords. In the suburbs, this doesn't happen as often. The suburban landlords will pay the agents fee.

There are some brokers in New York City who do not charge a fee. Find those if you can.
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Tue Jun 14, 2016
Diane Christner answered:
I agree with everything Kathy suggested. If this broker threatened you, he/she has probably done this to someone else as well.
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Sun Jun 5, 2016
Kathy answered:
As a life long NYC area resident & former realtor, I hate to bring bad news but you have several challenges:

1. Apartment buildings in the NYC area are not pet friendly. Very few rental buildings allow pets because the additional pet insurance for landlords is very expensive and landlords refuse to pay for it. Therefore, it's much easier and cheaper for landlords to put up "No Pets" signs than pay for pet insurance. What you can do is pay for your own pet insurance and get a Good Canine certificate to show landlords.

2. Depending on the community, a 2 bedroom 2 bath rental ranges from $2,500. - $5,000./month. The average is $3 - 4,000./month. There are very few rentals with 2 bedrooms & 2 baths. The majority are 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom or 3 bedrooms, 1 - 2 bathrooms. Most rentals either have parking on site or parking within a short walking distance. Either way, parking is an additional fee - it's never free. Also do not expect any amenities. Only the luxury rental buildings have amenities and a 2 bedroom 1 bath = $4,000./month.

3. As for communities - if you are renting, pay attention to the commuter railroad stops. Many rental buildings are within a short walk to the commuter railroad. The railroad lines - PATH, MetroNorth, Long Island Railroad & Passaic Hudson. Look at the express stops & local stops & check out rental buildings along the stops. This is what the management companies use to advertise - the convenience of the walk to the train station. In most cases it's a 30 min. Or less train ride to Manhattan.

4. One tip/advice - I sincerely hope your income is at least $150,000./year. Below $150,000. means you will barely survive. You won't have anything extra to enjoy life - just enough to pay your bills. Above $150,000. Means you will have money left after your bills to enjoy life.
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Wed May 25, 2016
Bryan S. asked:
I am a guy. Single male with no children or pets & do not smoke. I have great credit. Sometimes bad things happen to good people and my family parrished in a house fire with me being…
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Mon May 23, 2016
Smartfamilyjrua answered:
First thing is improving your credit score depending where it is at, the chances of buying a house are very good at the moment. It isn't as much hassle as it used to be. The following step would be getting a pre-qualification which is free to see what amount the bank would loan to you.

If you would like more information,
You can just give me a call at 516-200-8878,
Johnathan Rua
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Sat May 21, 2016
Simone Joye RE Agent answered:
check out www.lookingforanapt.com in NYC..they help a lot of people.
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Tue May 17, 2016
Peachygreen85 asked:
Looking to rent in Brooklyn or queens with bad credit. I work a decent job and now am working on my credit. I don't have a grantor. What are my options
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Mon May 9, 2016
Adam Feinberg answered:
It's way too early to look for Sept 1 rentals in Manhattan. SInce you don't currently have a roommate try looking about 6 weeks out. Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights are great neighborhoods for you to target. ... more
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Mon May 9, 2016
Amanda asked:
Hi, my current lease on an Upper East Side studio expires on August 31. I am trying to secure a rental now, knowing how much the market heats up over the summer. I would also be able to…
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Mon May 9, 2016
Amanda asked:
Hi, my current lease on an Upper East Side studio expires on August 31. I am trying to secure a rental now, knowing how much the market heats up over the summer. I would also be able to…
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Mon May 9, 2016
Amanda asked:
Hi, my current lease on an Upper East Side studio expires on August 31. I am trying to secure a rental now, knowing how much the market heats up over the summer. I would also be able to…
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