What You Should Know Before Renting an NYC Apartment

July 30, 2017   /    Resources for NYC Renters   /    Comments Off on What You Should Know Before Renting an NYC Apartment

Famous 19th century American poet, Walt Whitman once said of New York City, “There is no place like it, no place with an atom of its glory, pride, and exultancy.” Although those words were spoken in a different time from our own, they ring true to this day. New York City is a great cultural center of art, history, and commerce. Millions come from all over the world every year to glimpse such fantastic sites as the Empire State Building, the unrivaled Statue of Liberty, Broadway, and Times Square. Over the centuries, New York City has proven itself to be a prestigious hub of economic wealth where many have made a name for themselves. It is no wonder why many dream of living in the “city that never sleeps.” Are you one of those hopeful few looking to relocate to New York City? If so, check out these four neat tips that will help you with your move!

Relocating to NYC: What Your Need to Know

Have a Job Before You Go

A woman typing on a laptop at a desk.

If you move to New York City, you will have limitless options when it comes to a job. However, it is better to have one before you do actually make your move. The general rule when it comes to living in NYC is that apartment renters must make 40x their monthly rent to qualify for a specific apartment. If you split an apartment with roommates, you’ll be able to meet the 40x requirement together. If you don’t meet the 40x requirement, then you will need a guarantor who makes 80x the monthly rent. All of our residential NYC communities are no-fee apartments, meaning that you will not have to pay a brokers fee when singing a lease.

Plan Ahead for Move-In Day

A U-Haul truck in New York City.

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When it comes to moving to the Big Apple, move in day is a whole different ball game. Here are a couple of tips to make your moving experience easier. Every New Yorker knows that parking in the city can be a challenge. Best Parking has a website and app that shows street parking regulations in real time. Since New York is a bustling city, it is no surprise then that there are always festivals and parades occurring that may cause street closures. Time Out New York has a comprehensive event calendar that can help you plan accordingly.

Must-Have Services in NYC

A food stand in New York City with fresh fruits and vegetables

While urban living can be fun, it can also be challenging. When it comes to simple things such as grocery shopping and getting around the city, it isn’t always easy. There are numerous companies that provide New Yorkers with excellent services to make life easier. Keep in mind that you have to carry your groceries back to your apartment. Do you know that you can have your groceries delivered directly to you? If you are looking to get around the city, you have public transportation and alternative modes of travel such as Uber. Do you need to have something dry cleaned? There are services that will deliver your dry cleaning to your door. Check out these services that will save you time and money.

Know What Your Commute to Work Is

Penn Station filled with people.

The daily commute in New York City can be stressful and long. Combine that with working long hours, and it can be a disaster for your work-life balance. Before choosing your apartment, know how far the commute is from your workplace. As a general rule, it is better to live closer to work. As you leave your apartment in the morning, leave a little early so that you have just

enough time to get to where you need to go. If you travel by public transportation, take into account that there may be delays from to time to time. Don’t forget that busses are an excellent option for any commuting, offering quick downtown service.

Are you planning on moving to New York City?