Where can I find an affordable place to live in NYC?New York City is an extremely expensive place to live, and the prices of apartments keep going up as demand rises. Finding an affordable place to live can seem impossible, but there are options. If you can't afford even a small apartment on your own, renting a room may be the best way to go.
Do I need to have a car when I move here?NYC is known for its excellent public transportation. A car is unnecessary, and may even be slower than taking the subway or other transport method. You may even find you don't want to own a car, because it may take you more time to find a place to park then it would waiting for the next available bus to come.
Are people who live in New York rude?If you've ever seen a movie based in NYC, you've probably seen the unique character of New Yorkers portrayed there. The truth is that just like in every other city, there is a huge variety of people and cultures. Some of them are nice, and some of them are not nice. In general the culture is fast paced and may seem a bit clipped to someone from a more relaxed area, but that is simply a reflection of the area, not necessarily rudeness.
Is it safe to live in NYC?The crime rate in NYC is about on average with every other large city. There is more crime in the area simply because there are more people closer together, but it is a relatively safe place to live. Just as in every other city, there are neighborhoods that are not recommended. Our rental agency can help you find neighborhoods that are safe to live in.
Though there is more availability with rooms than apartments, they still go fast in New York. Because of this, you'll want to be as prepared as possible when an opening is available. Having your W2, pay stubs, and bank information already ready means you'll be that much more likely to get the rental space before someone else does.
Most landlords are not wild about pets in NYC, so if you have a pet you'll want to mention it up front. Pets can make getting a lease a lot harder, especially if it’s a big dog. Anything over fifty pounds can be considered a big dog, so don't think because your lab is on the small side it passes.
If your rental mentions that pets are allowed, ask specifically about your pet. Sometimes “pets allowed” means a cat or a fish, not necessarily your particular pet. You can often make the transition easier by submitting a photo of your pet, and if it is a dog, some indication as to its good behavior.
NYC space is often extremely compact, and that top floor apartment doesn't always have an elevator. It pays to take a look at the space available and make sure it is actually something you can live with before moving in.
If you are a traveler or someone who is new to the New York, let us help you find a room that suits all your needs. You'll save money, be more likely to find accommodation, and you may even find new friends in the room mates who share the apartment with you. If finding an apartment is too expensive or too difficult due to the tight market, give a room rental a try.
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Maintaining an apartment on your own can get very expensive quickly, even if technically you're able to afford the payments. Renting out a room can be a welcome relief on your finances. We are a qualified agency who works diligently to find renters with apartment leasers who will work well together. We screen potential renters carefully, including background checks, verifying employment and work history, and much more, to make sure the rental is safe and desirable for everyone.
If you want to rent out a room to someone who is safe, friendly, and reliable, going through a quality screening is the best possible way to get a good renter. Let us help you find someone for your unique situation today.