We receive many requests from readers looking for advice about finding an apartment in New York City. It's a daunting endeavor, certainly. Prime rental season is approaching as thousands of new graduates head to the city and the intense competition for (relatively) affordable space really heats up. On Sunday, The New York Times published a feature on what to expect when searching for an apartment in New York City. We felt it was a great summary for those on the hunt and also an interesting read for those ATers who aren't familiar with the real estate ways of New York City...
The article gives straight-forward advice and offers some hints for different types of searches. Finding Your First Apartment is also helpful for those who haven't moved in a while. It gives an honest account of the prices you can expect and there is a helpful list that reminds us How to Prepare for an Apartment Search.
We'd love to hear ATers own advice and resources for apartment hunting in the comments!
Image: Tina Fineberg for The New York Times