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Old 07-01-2007, 08:50 PM
 
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Hello forum members
While a 1 bed rm apt in Manhattan mostly starts from $2000 (below 110 St), I am seeing a couple of 2 bedroom apt listings for about $2500 in Upper/Lower East Side. Whats the deal on these apts? I have yet to visit and see that area and the place but doesn't $2500 sound too good to be true?
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Ed
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Old 07-01-2007, 09:36 PM
 
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The rates I mentioned are excluding the brokers fee which I am finding out to be 15% of the annual cost of the apt
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Old 07-02-2007, 05:44 AM
 
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It sure does. Might be a railroad flat with the bathtub in the kitchen. Seeing any apartment is MANDATORY. Could be a bait and switch.
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Old 07-02-2007, 06:57 AM
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Location: New York, New York
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A two-bedroom apartment is usually "better value" than a one-bedroom. This is why many people prefer to share. Still, I agree with Viralmd, $2000 sounds too good to be true. Never believe a listing before seeing the place.
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Old 07-02-2007, 02:58 PM
 
Location: bay ridge
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a lot of times, scumbag landlords/brokers/dealers/etc. will convert a 1-bdrm. to a 2-bdrm. they do this by taking a normal sized bedroom and throwing a sheet of dry wall in the middle. e voila, a 2-bdrm. so, it's not that a 2-bdrm. is so much of a better deal, it's actually a 1-bdrm that they are charging an extra $/month for.
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