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Rentals in Washington Heights : Real Estate Advice

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Mon May 1, 2017
Deannawalker50 answered:
It seems to me I've found something. This site provides long term rental, but without realtors or agents. following the link, you can find property in NYC that is available, also Trulia can help you or Zillow, ... more
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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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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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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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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!


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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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Wed Jan 22, 2014
Jerry Sapkovski answered:
I have a 3 bedroom accepting section 8 in Washington Heights, if interested feel free to call me.
Jerry 212-795-9531
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Mon Oct 7, 2013
Ella Chavers answered:
Dito the short answer is yes. buying real estate in New York City is very different than the rest of America. Buying for a foreigner has to have the correct structure. Unsually buyers contact lawyers when they have found a property that they would like to purchase as a foreigner this process is reversed. You need to speak to a lawyer who specializes in these transactions before looking at properties. I have a list that I can share with you. Contact me at

Good luck with your search.
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Fri Aug 16, 2013
Nick Sakalis answered:
Your credit is only part of the equation. I recommend you go through your whole financial situation with an agent and see if there an scenarios with existing units, which will work for you. ... more
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Wed Aug 14, 2013
Alex Fernandez answered:
Hello Jarshan,

I'm a Real Estate Agent in NYC. What program are you referring to? Send me an e-mail with the information on what you are looking for and I may be able to help you find the right place for you. ... more
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Wed Dec 26, 2012
Christine Gordon answered:
Hi Consuelorosario,

How are you? I hope you're enjoying this holiday season.

It's usually difficult to rent an apartment in Manhattan if you have bad credit however it's not totally impossible. There are many factors that come into play but any way you look at it, your options will be more limited than if you had stellar credit.

Looking forward,

Christine Gordon
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Cell: 917.881.2924
Fax: 347.328.9352
Apartment updates available at
"Home is where the heart is."
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