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Old 04-30-2012, 12:18 AM
 
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hi im planing on moving to new york. I was offered a job as a paralegal.
my salery will be around 55,000. I just want to know difficult it is for young people
to find apartments in nyc. Ive read so much about the requirments involved with
renting. what scares me is i have no credit andno rental history becuase Im right out of college. the question im asking is do i have any hope of finding an apartment in nyc or should i plan on living in sublets for a while. I have found furnished sublets. some are i can stay in for a year or more.
If anyone can offer some insghinto this matter it would be helpful.
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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You will find an apartment but it will HORRIFY you how much of your salary will be eaten up by the rent.
You will feel poor.
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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Maybe try using a broker. They are a dime a dozen, and vary in quality, so pick carefully. A broker doesn't get paid unless they find you an apartment you accept. They deal with newly-minted graduates all the time, so will guide you as to what you will need and what apartments you have a shot at getting. They are expensive, anywhere from a month's rent to 16% of a year's rent, but if they get you an apartment you like, well, it's worth it.
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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You can live in NYC on $55K a year but you're going to need a roommate or two. You will not live in a convenient or fun area of the city if you insist on getting an apartment by yourself at this point. However, if you get a roommate you can get into a nice neighborhood with other young people.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:05 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Never use a broker!!! I think the roommate idea is good at your age.
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