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When Do You Need A Broker

When Do You Need A Broker

Using a rental broker to find a New York area home is one of those things that many New Yorkers just accept as normal, like unpredictable subway schedules or $25 cocktails. And while no one's exactly celebrating the act of paying a 15 percent standard commission, it's a system that's been in place f....

What is a No-Fee Listing? No-Fee vs. Fee Apartments Explained

What is a No-Fee Listing? No-Fee vs. Fee Apartments Explained

The New York City rental market is like no other in the country based not only on its complexity and competitiveness, but also on its sheer volume. There are more than 2 million rental units in the five boroughs, and rentals comprise 63 percent of the city's total housing stock, compared to a nation....

How Much Rent Can I Afford?

How Much Rent Can I Afford?

It's no secret that the New York metropolitan area is among the most expensive in the country, but what does that really mean in terms of what you'll spend to rent here and what you can really afford?