As you can imagine, here at the RentalEngine.com offices, we pretty much eat, sleep and breathe all things NYC apartment rental related. While much of that time is dedicated to making the apartment search process easier, occasionally we find ourselves mindlessly surfing some of the fun real estate related sites out there.
In the spirit of always trying to make your New York City apartment hunt as easy as possible, here are three sites that take you beyond listings and offer additional considerations and information to help with your search process.
Let’s say you’re looking for an apartment in New York City and you want a neighborhood that’s full of singles, clean and safe, plus has a farmers market nearby. Look no further than NabeWise.com. Input all your data including city, median rent price, character, people and things to do and out pop some ideal neighborhoods for you, as reported by locals. As an example, check out the Boerum Hill, Brooklyn write up. Having just moved in, I’d say it’s pretty accurate and it was one of the places that came up for my selected criteria.
Curious to know if that ridiculous NYC rent is actually in line with the market? Check out Rentometer.com. Input your address, rent and apartment size and the site will let you know how it compares pricing wise to similar apartments in the same neighborhood.
One of the realities of affordably living in NYC is the need for a roommate. Unfortunately, this can mean some uncomfortable situations when it comes to negotiating bills. Enter SpaceSplitter.com – a site where roommates can draw up agreements regarding things such as rent, security deposit, utilities (electricity, gas, cable), bedroom assignments, food, house hold chores, guests, pets, leaving before the lease is expired, dispute resolutions, etc. By getting it in writing, everything is transparent, hopefully creating a stressless environment for all.
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