Everyone who's ever lived in New York City knows that finding and renting a good apartment can be a long, difficult process. If you have been in a protracted apartment search, you may feel like giving up or just taking the next available unit you find.
Finding a perfect apartment in New York is not an easy feat. Once you find that perfect space, the application process begins. But what happens if your credit score is causing difficulty?
There are nearly 1.4 million people over age 60 who live in New York. This number is projected to rise to almost 2 million in 2040. Why? In large part because empty nesters are moving back into the city.
It is important for renters to find a good property for a fair deal. But what if a deal seems too good to be true? Should you be suspicious? Sometimes a good deal is just that, but in other cases it could be an online scam.
Imagine being without heat and hot water. Or putting up with unnecessary construction that caused dangerous levels of lead dust in your apartment. Why? Because your landlord wanted you out so he could charge new tenants higher rent.
Mayor Bill de Blasio continues to reveal additional affordable housing programs as part of his Housing New York 2.0 plan to create 300,000 affordable housing units in the city by 2026. The two new programs are projected to help at least 2,100 families over an eight-year period.
Many people consider pets part of the family. And for people who live alone, they are even more than that--they are also roommates who are always happy to see you.
Whether you are new to New York City or have lived here for years, finding housing is always a challenge. And finding a place to live is often only half the battle. Many renters have problems with their landlords and/or their buildings after they move in.
In New York City, lead paint is a real concern. With so many older buildings in the city, it is not uncommon for apartments to have lead paint in them.
All dogs bark, but some are particularly yappy. While you may be used to it, your neighbors probably are not. You may think it's fun to have "conversations" with your dog, but other tenants may not see it that way. If they complain to the landlord, you could be in trouble.