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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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Sat Jan 30, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Realtors are told to avoid working with people on government programs (Section 8, LINC, FEPS, etc.) The reason is even though these programs pay the commission to real estate brokers, it's not enough for the time involved and since agents are self employed, they need to work with renters who don't have any programs and can afford the full regular rent.

I'm a former real estate agent and very few agents will work with people on programs. The difference in commissions is huge between the government programs and regular market rents. Why would an agent waste their time when they can make more money with market rate renters.

Your best method is to try the NYC Dept. of Housing and see if they have anything available. I would also look in the Bronx.
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Wed Aug 12, 2015
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Your budget is low for Washington Hts. Expand your search area - try Riverdale in the Bronx, Yonkers (easy Metro North to Grand Central) - all along the Hudson River. Also try the East Side - Queens, in the Bronx (Pelham Parkway near White Plains Rd., Throgs Neck - some places you need a bus to the subway,)
Research Westchester County too - New Rochelle, Mamaroneck - near Metro North stations & budget friendly.
You will need a local real estate agent to access rentals in Westchester - but guess what - NO FEES - yes you read that right - the landlords pay the broker fees - not you.
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Sat Aug 8, 2015
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Broker fees are paid upfront - you cannot include it as part of the $1500./month rent. The only way around it is find an apartment for $1400./month & the extra $100. You reimburse your savings account for the broker fee. I think your budget is OK for a studio but low for a 1 bedroom. You should look into the Bronx (Pelham Parkway, Allerton Aenue, Cruger Avenue, East Tremont Ave.). It's cheaper than Washington Heights. Also check out Yonkers because you will get more space for your dollar and transportation is easy. ... more
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Mon Jul 27, 2015
Alberto Valentin answered:
I can I help the community if I am looking for apt to reant that as the program hasa.i am mr alberto valentin .in I am 56yearold man I being looking for apt for 6year.if someone can help me ./P/ help me this is my number 3472472901 /P/ call me .I will like to live on Washington heights. ... more
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Fri Jun 19, 2015
Randy Stoker answered:
Trulia does not support For Sale By Owner listings. All listings on Trulia are generated by the listing Real estate agent; Trulia scans the MLS data base and posts that information to their web site. If you have your home listed through a licensed Realtor then your listing should appear on Trulia within 72 hours after going live in the MLS system ... more
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Thu Jun 18, 2015
dploves2sellhomes answered:
Speak to a local Realtor that is located in the area you would like to find an apartment in.
He/she should be able to help or make suggestions.
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Thu Jun 18, 2015
dploves2sellhomes answered:
Many Landlords will not accept pets due to the fact of what kind of damages can be caused by them.
Some of the cleaning/repairs can be costly.

Some Landlords may however allow a pet, if they meet with the pet or if additional money is provided from the tenant to cover any necessary repairs.

There is no guarantee, but it doesn't hurt to ask.
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Thu Jun 18, 2015
dploves2sellhomes answered:
Hi Crystal Saunders.

If you have not found an apartment yet, I suggest you speak to a local Realtor in the area you are looking in. As you can see, not too many people post comments to certain questions. A Realtor should be able to let you know if there is something available. ... more
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Sun May 10, 2015
Tracee Williams answered:
Hi Anne,

Ami for New York City for 2014 was $78,100. However, you will need to check with the listing agent to see what the exact numbers are for the coop.

Please feel free to give me a call or email anytime. I'd be happy to work as a buyers agent for you during your search for a new home. There is no monetary compensation provided by you for this service and as a bonus I have lived in the Heights for 10 years now and I'd be happy to be your guide.

Thanks,

Tracee
917.746.6551
twilliams@mironproperties.com
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Sat May 9, 2015
Tracee Williams answered:
Hi Katherine,

I'd be happy to help in your search for an apartment. $1700 for a 2 bed including all fees is definitely doable. Please give me a call, text or email when you're ready to go on the hunt!

Thanks,

Tracee
917.746.6551
twilliams@mironproperties.com
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Wed Nov 26, 2014
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Fri Jul 18, 2014
Tessa Hasson answered:
You can definitely find something in that price range. Your options will be limited but it's do-able. Real Estate agents will make it seem impossible and try to convince you to raise your budget but just stick to what you want and keep looking. It's out there. ... more
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Thu Jul 17, 2014
Jeanine Todd answered:
Liz, perhaps the warning about Washington Heights is tough, but perhaps it may not look familiar to someone if they have no urban experience under their belt. A better try might be Inwood which is a bit further up there but has express services and is a little quieter. Great area under the radar and I have sold to people that are very happy with the area. ... more
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Thu Jul 17, 2014
Jennifer answered:
Start by going to realtor.com and selecting "Recently sold."
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Mon Jul 14, 2014
Christopher Pagli answered:
Streeteasy.com will be your best bet.

Chris
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Mon Feb 24, 2014
Daria Kolomiiets answered:
New York market is growing every year! On a year-over-year basis overall Manhattan rents have climbed 1.9% from $3,762 in January 2013 to $3,833 in January 2014. The most significant increase during this period has occurred in Harlem as average prices in the neighborhood increased 9.4% from $2,191 to $2,397. ... more
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