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Old 04-08-2011, 02:34 PM
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Hey people, I'm currently living abroad in Central america and am moving to New York in June. I'm moving with my wife and we're looking to live as frugally as possible. I'm thinking like renting a room for about $500-650 as seen in Craigslist. The only problem is, so far I haven't an American bank account, I have enough money for rent and a security deposit, but no proof of employment obviously if I've just arrived and no references in NY really to back me up. How Could I get around this when trying top rent a place and prove that I do have the money for a deposit and months rent without so much hassle. Would anyone renting a room accept cash?THANKS FOR ANY HELP AND/OR ADVICE.

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Old 04-08-2011, 04:50 PM
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If you speak Spanish, just concentrate your search in the Spanish-speaking neighborhoods. Physically go there and look for signs posted on lampposts and in grocery stores. I can't imagine these low-end rentals would not take cash.

One thing, though -- if you see a room advertised for $600, don't be so certain the rent is going to be $600 for a couple. Think about it -- with more people using the bathroom and kitchen, why would the price be the same for an individual as well as a couple?

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Old 04-08-2011, 06:51 PM
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Are you a US citizen? If not, you can't just up and move to NYC without an employer sponsoring your Visa.

And unless you & your wife plan to live in an 8x10 room in someone else's apartment (like, live with them), your $500-600/mo rent dreams are crazy!!! You'll need about $1,000 MINIMUM to rent a very small studio (1 room) apartment in Queens or a safer neighborhood in the Bronx or Brooklyn.

Re-think the plan or end up homeless.
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