NYC Rental Tips Round Up 2021

The NYC summer rental market is in full swing! Here’s a round up of my best tips for 2021!

Get My Rental Guide

If you’re new to renting, then you’ll want to download my NYC rental guide. It’s got the most extensive round up of my best NYC rental tips. You can download it here

Select Your Neighborhood & Your Apartment Type

Figure out what kind of apartment you want and what neighborhood is right for you by checking out these blog posts:

Find the Right Neighborhood

Find the Right Apartment

And I also recommend checking out Localize’s address checking tool for even more neighborhood details. 

Know Your Budget and the Market

Most rentals require that you make at least 40 to 45 times the monthly rent. So use this figure to understand what your budget might be. For example, if you make $100,000, then your budget would be $2500 per month ($100,000 divided by 40). 

Once you have an idea of what you can afford, get in the know about the market. Search different rental listings portals (including!) to see what’s available in your desired areas. This will help make sure you have realistic expectations about your search and save you from wasting time.

Avoid Common Renter Pitfalls

There are LOADS of traps for the unwary when it comes to NYC rentals. Here are some of my best tips on how to avoid them! 

Credit Issues? Here’s How You Can Still Rent an Apartment in NYC

Things to Know About Your New Rental BEFORE You Sign the Lease

Things Renters Need to Know (But Often Don’t…)

Rent vs Buy

Finally, if you’re trying to decide if you should keep renting or finally buy your first place, then you’ll want to check out my latest quiz to help assess your readiness. 

Are Ready to Buy?

And when you’re done taking the quiz, you can check out these posts to help you figure out if buying is right for you. 

The (Sometimes Unexpected) Benefits and Drawbacks of Renting

Is It Worth It to Buy a Home in NYC?

Still have more questions? Feel free to contact me!



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