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Old 10-13-2011, 11:50 PM
 
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Hey Guys,

I'm looking to move in to New York City in the winter, and am looking to move into somewhere in Queens (Astoria and Forest Hills come to mind). I'll be working around the 59 and Lexington subway stop so I found Queens to be the most suitable area for me.

However, just looking at listings on Craigslist, I can find places for rent at literally any price I feed it. If I set the minimum price for in a place like Astoria for $1000, I see tons of 1 bedroom apartments, even though reading through threads here it suggests rent should be much much more. This is true for any area in NYC it seems.

Why are there so many cheap apartments available when they aren't supposed to be there? Some of them even list the address, and the locations don't seem all that terrible. And since there are so many of these types of listings, they can't all be "bogus", right? Are some of these apartments steals, or do you guys think their is something wrong with all of them?

Any input would be appreciated!
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Old 10-14-2011, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Hey Guys,

I'm looking to move in to New York City in the winter, and am looking to move into somewhere in Queens (Astoria and Forest Hills come to mind). I'll be working around the 59 and Lexington subway stop so I found Queens to be the most suitable area for me.

However, just looking at listings on Craigslist, I can find places for rent at literally any price I feed it. If I set the minimum price for in a place like Astoria for $1000, I see tons of 1 bedroom apartments, even though reading through threads here it suggests rent should be much much more. This is true for any area in NYC it seems.

Why are there so many cheap apartments available when they aren't supposed to be there? Some of them even list the address, and the locations don't seem all that terrible. And since there are so many of these types of listings, they can't all be "bogus", right? Are some of these apartments steals, or do you guys think their is something wrong with all of them?

Any input would be appreciated!
Why don't you take the time to go and check them out and then get back to us ?
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:13 AM
 
Location: No Sleep Til Brooklyn
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Sadly, there are tons of bogus listings on CL. Is there someone you can stay with here or can your company provide corporate housing for a bit? Once you are familiar with the area it is easy to spot the fakes.
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:31 AM
 
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What exactly are "fake" listings? What does the lister get out of it?
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Old 10-14-2011, 12:53 PM
 
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They insist in broker's fees in cash, and then proceed to run off with said cash. They'll typically not have an office to go over stuff in, etc.

What's in it for them? The quick cash.
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Old 10-14-2011, 02:59 PM
 
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They insist in broker's fees in cash, and then proceed to run off with said cash. They'll typically not have an office to go over stuff in, etc.

What's in it for them? The quick cash.
How would you recommend avoiding these people/situations?
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