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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2014 at 4:23pm
For 1800 she needs to head over to BK. She wont be able to live how she wants to live in the city for that. She can however, find a nice studio or 1 bdrm in Prospect Heights, nice parts of Crown Heights, Boreum Hill, certain parts of Park Slope, and Bedstuy close to the A and c. She'll be able to get the amenities she wants for that price and she'll be able to get to work without any serious commuting issues. Try craigslist and stick to no fees.

Broker fees can be anywhere from 12%-18% of the yearly rent, which works out to a months rent or more. My first apt I ended up coming up with 11k to move in- standard (first, last, security plus fee). I learned my lesson after that. Stuck to craigslist, stayed away from brokers, and always got a building where the landlord was renting the property themselves. That way they only ask for first and security. Best of luck .

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2014 at 4:11pm
Originally posted by Alias_Avi Alias_Avi wrote:

$1800 a month? Dead
Right!  I couldn't imagine that rent gatdam!  That's like three of where i live.  Good luck to your sister OP
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2014 at 3:12pm
Sucks they double tax in nyc. I've lived and worked in two adjacent states on several occasions. It all gets credited to the right state when I file.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2014 at 3:05pm
Originally posted by QueenBee QueenBee wrote:

Good-- Do you remember the name of the broker/agent that you worked with? If so, can you forward via PM their information.

STRESS! STRESS! STRESS!    She's calling me all day. I think she's panic because it's short notice. Found a few places in Brooklyn that are new renovated, new appliances, and under her budgets but NO PETS. I am trying to tell her to leave the cat with us but she complains "it's her baby". (insert rolled eyes)

I've told her to try Jersey but she doesn't want to be double taxed. Living in Jersey, work in New York.

NuAttitude-- The apt was in Manhattan it was upper west harlem/Washington heights. Of course, these differences make no sense to me. As I am not sure how far, West Harlem is from her job vs. Brooklyn? It would appear it'd be the same distance roughly 30 minutes but she's convinced that Brooklyn is closer than Upper West Harlem via subway.

I'll contact my friends who live up there and get some names of realtors from them...

but for that cat - she is moving to NYC ! there is too much to see and do and flirt with...to be cuddled up in a tiny apartment with a cat. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2014 at 2:45pm
Hey Queen----
That might be true (Brooklyn being closer) depends on where in Brooklyn. If it's just over the Brooklyn bridge, then yea but sheeiiiiit.  Last time I checked those rents were through the roof due to location.  If she doesn't mind commuting, upper west Harlem is only one train ride #2 or #3 to Wall Street.  Might take 30 mins give or take. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2014 at 2:23pm
Good-- Do you remember the name of the broker/agent that you worked with? If so, can you forward via PM their information.

STRESS! STRESS! STRESS!    She's calling me all day. I think she's panic because it's short notice. Found a few places in Brooklyn that are new renovated, new appliances, and under her budgets but NO PETS. I am trying to tell her to leave the cat with us but she complains "it's her baby". (insert rolled eyes)

I've told her to try Jersey but she doesn't want to be double taxed. Living in Jersey, work in New York.

NuAttitude-- The apt was in Manhattan it was upper west harlem/Washington heights. Of course, these differences make no sense to me. As I am not sure how far, West Harlem is from her job vs. Brooklyn? It would appear it'd be the same distance roughly 30 minutes but she's convinced that Brooklyn is closer than Upper West Harlem via subway.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2014 at 1:55pm
Hmmmm.......Unless you have some roommates lined up, $1800 in Manhattan might not cut it.  You also have to be careful when choosing a Realtor/Broker because they will take you to the bank and back around 3 times.  Try Craigslist for an apt. search if you're not too pressed for time to cut out the middle man.  You can save yourself some money that way.  Good Luck.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2014 at 12:05pm
Originally posted by Alias_Avi Alias_Avi wrote:

$1800 a month? Dead


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2014 at 11:55am
$1800 a month? Dead
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