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Old 10-08-2019, 11:54 AM
 
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Wow, Hoboken rents are just insane. I pay roughly what you pay for mortgage of the 1800 sq foot house. We are 30 minutes express and 40 minutes local train rides from Hoboken.

But actually, before I got married, my future wife and I were living in a one bedroom apartment in Queens. Owners/Management also wanted to increase our rent by about 15%. This was the end of 2009 so we write them a tear jerking letter about how I was the only one working, could lose my job due to a recession and that we also planed to get married, etc, etc. They actually relented and increased our rent by about 5%.

So maybe try writing them a letter begging not to increase the rent so much and explaining your circumstances. It may or may not work, this is not 2009/2019 anymore...
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Old 10-08-2019, 12:16 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I used to live in downtown Jersey City and over the course of 5 years my landlord never increased my rent at all. It was a privately owned home and she knew I was a good tenant that always paid the rent on time. If you're dealing with a large building management company, forget it. They're going to do whatever they want.
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Old 10-08-2019, 05:59 PM
 
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I would look at buying a house. You can buy a regular 3/4 bedroom house and have a similar mortgage payment. Even if you move up 6 or 7 years down the line, probably still worth it
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Old 10-08-2019, 08:23 PM
 
Location: New Jersey/Florida
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Wow, 3K for rent on a 700 square foot apartment. Insane
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Old 10-08-2019, 08:54 PM
 
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Wow, 3K for rent on a 700 square foot apartment. Insane

Well, it is about a 5 - 7 minute PATH ride to West Village, Christopher street stop. agree that this rent price is insane but all the NYC suburbs are priced according to their distance and ease of access to Manhattan...
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Old 10-08-2019, 11:08 PM
 
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Wow, 3K for rent on a 700 square foot apartment. Insane
Right?! At that price, you can actually afford to live IN the city!
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Old 10-09-2019, 12:00 AM
 
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Hoboken has been as expensive as to live in Manhattan for quite some time now, a couple of decades at least I would say...
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Old 10-09-2019, 12:37 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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^ Since 1999? I doubt it. Probably in the last 5 years.
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Old 10-09-2019, 07:26 AM
 
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Ask yourself this: do you really want to give your money to owners that stated "they did not care if everyone moved out of the building?"

I know I wouldn't.
That's easy to say if you have plenty of options, but it seems the OP doesn't. The OP wants to stay where they are.
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Old 10-09-2019, 01:58 PM
 
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^ Since 1999? I doubt it. Probably in the last 5 years.
I remember when I was living in Jersey City, Hoboken was already as expensive as parts of Manhattan.

In the 2000s, it was still possible to get a space of your own in Manhattan while still making a relatively modest salary.
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