I wasn’t shocked that this video made it into our top five. We got lots of email asking for additional information about how to find an apartment in New York. I made reference in a previous blog post about an article that was published in TimeOut NY with a checklist of three behaviors New Yorkers should engage in when it comes to NYC real estate. Those were:
-Seriously consider renting an apartment whose bathtub is in the kitchen
-Be forced to live with your ex after the breakup because neither of you can afford to move out
-Peruse the local real-estate ads [when you’re out of town] just to see what kind of mansion your NYC rent could get you in that podunk town.
My response to this? A big fat “no!” Sure, the the brokers can get you down but you must remain calm under pressure. If you’re in a real time crunch, pay a little money to store your stuff, and crash at a friend’s place until you can find a home that you feel good about. It may take some time, but it will happen.
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