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Sun Jun 17, 2012
Dom Pascual answered:
The answer is, "A lot!" It all depends on the location, the amenities, and the condition of the building. Amenities may include doorman, laundry, elevator, dishwasher, luxury style, gym, and dry cleaning in the building. Neighborhood preferences change, and what's hot today in NYC may be out of vogue tomorrow. Keep in mind that when many people think of NYC, they immediately think of Manhattan (even though this is only part of the place.) So, the breakdown for Manhattan goes something like this: the most affordable areas in Manhattan are the Upper East Side, Midtown West, Hells Kitchen, Lower East Side and the Financial District. Anything in the East or West Village, Union Square, or Chelsea area will be significantly more expensive. I can't be specific on what area is charging what because it also depends on the management company/owner. I worked as a real estate broker during 2006, and these were the average prices:

Studio- $1500-2500.00
One bedrooms- $2200-3500
Convertible 2 bedroom (one bedroom with a wall division)- $2600-4000
Convertible 3 bedroom (two bedroom with a wall division)- $3500-6000
REAL (no conversion necessary) Two bedrooms- $3700-5000
REAL (no conversion necessary) Three bedrooms -$ 3800- 7500

Please note that the lower end of the price for each type of apartment could mean that it's not in as trendy of a location, it has less amenities, no doorman, no laundry, is not close to a subway, etc. The higher the end of price range for each apartment could mean a trendier location, more amenities, a doorman, laundry, it's close to a subway, has an elevator etc. If you want to know what a specific apartment would cost with specific amenities please submit your question ABOVE, and I will respond within 24 hours on this page.

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Thu Jun 28, 2012
First Last answered:
Attached is a link found via Google. Also, Citi Habitats publishes a report from time to time, but I think it only covers their listings, therefore it is not comprehensive.

Karla Harby
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Rutenberg Realty
kharby@crrnyc.com
212-688-1000x146
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Thu Jul 26, 2012
Raoul Sodogandji answered:
Hello,

My name is Raoul and i am with Nest Seekers International.

My first question for you is did you make him sign a lease before he moved in?

My second question follow the same line as the first: A lease will help you make him accountable for the rent payment until the end of the lease. Now, if you didn't make him sign a lease, then you both are screwed. You can now do whatever it takes to get that money of the month of June from him, even from the security deposit.


Good luck.
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Mon May 21, 2012
Tina Lam answered:
You should insist that any future showings be approved by you or only with you present. It'll be an inconvenience for both you and your landlord, but it'll provide some margin of comfort for you. Otherwise, it's unlikely there's any way for your landlord to force you to compensate him for your non-cooperation, especially since it's not spelled out in your lease. Since you're moving out soon, it's probably best to just work something out. ... more
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Tue Jul 28, 2015
Sally Grenier answered:
It's not about the Realtors, it's about the property owners/landlords. THEY want to know that you are a good risk, and that you'll pay your rent on time. The Realtor is just the middleman. But they might be instructed by the landlord to only deal with people who have good credit. ... more
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Tue May 15, 2012
Nissa Kochmer answered:
Depends on your budget and if you'd consider living on the ground floor. Many ground floor apartments have lovely outdoor space in the back. If you need help finding a place, let me know! Nissa, Citi Habitats, 347.344.8307. ... more
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Fri May 4, 2012
Jerry Trudell answered:
You have to ask each one, or find an agent who has access to a database of listings. In the listing information it says if the apartment is approved for section 8 vouchers. Most are not, but there are a few sprinkled around the city that are approved for section 8, , and you might have luck calling a rental agent . I am based in Manhattan, but a Brooklyn rental agent may be able to help you, as they have some section 8 apartments. ... more
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Mon Apr 8, 2013
Allison Cooper answered:
Can you provide the link to the apartment you are referring to?
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Sun Apr 8, 2012
Mitchell Hall answered:
Do you have a stabilized lease? If so reassigning the lease will be easy. If it's market rent they are not doing you any favors but rather shifting their burden, costs and responsibility of renting the apartment to you. They're avoiding advertising costs, having to paint, clean or make any repairs which is customary when a tenant vacates.

You will be responsible for the lease if you can't reassign it. While most brokers will list the place many renters want a minimum 12 month lease. The broker you hire may have to compete with the management company if they have a "no fee" leasing office. I think you should try to persuade them to allow you month to month for two more months. Offer to pay the full 2 months rent upfront.

I suggest consulting with a real estate attorney before signing a year lease knowing you're relocating out of the country.

Best,

Mitchell Hall, Associate Broker
The Corcoran Group
MALL@corcoran.com
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Wed Apr 25, 2012
Malikcolvin answered:
Its Never too soon! You should always start to look around and have back up plans
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Tue May 22, 2012
Lancelot Watson-Taffe answered:
Hi,
the most common way for a someone coming to the United States to be approved by a landlord is to offer 1 year's rent upfront. And even sometimes landlords won't accept a year up front for accounting reasons. Insurent acts a guarantor to lessees who do not have credit, income, etc. You fill out the Insurent application and go through their application process and wait for approval. Upon approval and upon finding your new home, you will pay Insurent a 1 time fee. I know plenty of landlords who will work with you. Feel free to give me a call at 347-935-0545 or email me at lancetaffe@gmail.com.

Best regards,
Lance.
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Thu Mar 15, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Best should be defined and dictated by personal preferences, financials, wants, needs, lifestyle, etc.; keep in mind that opinions are oftentimes subjective, what may be good for one is not necessarily the case for another; therefore do visit areas of interest more than once and then decide "best" for you... ... more
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Sun Feb 26, 2012
Joseph Runfola answered:
Hello Vee, Customer Service is 888-466-3501 and the best times to call are Monday - Friday 7am to 4pm PST.
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Mon Aug 13, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
FIRST ANSWER

When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
http://spotcrime.com/ny/new+york
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/
https://www.crimereports.com/
http://www.homefair.com/
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Sat Jul 28, 2012
Jacques Ambron answered:
The reason we would be against doing this is that if the tenant gets into trouble with the board it will likely come back to be a problem for the broker. Since we must give honest and fair dealing with our clients and cusotmers, we would have to disclose that we are not complying with the board. I reccomend you get in contact with an attorney. ... more
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Wed Apr 25, 2012
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Wed Apr 22, 2015
April Purdy answered:
Just be prepared to offer landlord additional security money.
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Sun Jan 29, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
As for your credit, much will depend on the individual landlord, therefore do be upfront regarding your credit; be prepared to show proof of employment/pay stubs, possibly have some letters of reference handy, etc. For available rentals, check with local realty offices, or work with an agent; check local print media for by owner rentals, always verify ownership before exchanging any money; word of mouth, etc. ... more
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Fri May 10, 2013
Tiziana answered:
be ready to have a guarantor or to pay extra money.
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Thu Jan 26, 2012
Joseph Runfola answered:
Here is the link to a complaint form; http://www.dos.ny.gov/forms/licensing/1507-a.pdf

The Department of State is committed to maintaining the integrity and competence of the licensees within its jurisdiction. Should a member of the public believe that a licensee has acted in an untrustworthy or incompetent manner, he or she may file a complaint with the Department's Division of Licensing Services. The complaint will be reviewed and an investigation will be commenced to determine whether the licensee should be disciplined. Both the licensee and the complainant are kept apprised of the proceedings.

A licensee who is found to be in violation of the law is subject to reprimand, fine, suspension or revocation.
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