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How To Prepare A Rental Application That Gets Approved

By Jessica Feder-Birnbaum As a licensed real estate agent, I’ve received countless distraught calls from prospective renters when apartments they have applied for have “fallen through.” After submitting numerous client applications, I’ve learned several steps to take so an application doesn’t get denied. Whether you work with a broker or search on your own, here’s what you need to know to prepare a winning rental application. Qualifications Do your homework.  You don’t want to fall in love with an apartment…

A Complete Guide to Student Housing In New York

You think choosing the most suitable college was difficult? Well, wait until you get to the student housing part. There’s no denying that New York City is a schooling paradise. There are hundreds of world-class undergraduate and graduate colleges to choose from- including two Ivy League universities. Sadly, it comes at a cost. For starters, college tuition is astronomically expensive. Going by the 2017-2018 academic year report, the average cost of tuition for undergraduate students based in the state of…

Co-Living: The Answer to NYC’s Impossible Rental Market

 If you had to describe what living in NYC is like with one word, my guess is it would be “expensive.”  Real estate market trends seem to exclude NYC as we are always living in a steady increase of prices, whether they be rentals or purchases. Sites like GoHome NY feature real NYC tenants and their real estate experiences in our unique market.   For decades, New Yorkers have tried to offset the high cost of living with what I like to…

Communal and Co-Living Options for NYC

Solo living is both financially out of reach and unappealing for many people, but finding the right people to live with, and the right place to live with them, can be a big hassle. Shopping the internet for roommates can be anxiety producing, and if you move in with the wrong one you could be stuck with them for the duration of the lease. Sharing expenses can be a total nightmare when one roommate is financially responsible and the other…