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Old 12-24-2007, 06:20 PM
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I was wondering if there are any better times of the year than others to move to NYC, especially when it comes to apartment availabilty (winter perhaps?)

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Old 12-24-2007, 10:58 PM
Location: NEW YORK
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yes, I would say winter is the slower season, with less people renewing their lease and looking for apartments.

summer is absolutely the worst, as new college kids move in as well as college graduates move out!
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Old 12-30-2007, 10:31 PM
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Would it be a huge mistake to move during February? Blizzards, etc.? Or, should one wait til March or so?
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Old 12-30-2007, 10:52 PM
Location: Austin, TX
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I'm not an expert on this, and NYC may always be the exception, but I've always read that moving in the winter is the best time since most people look and move in the summer. So basically if there's availability in the winter, chances are it will still be there when you look to move.
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Old 12-31-2007, 04:42 PM
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Not September/October!
That is when we moved and it was the busiest time. Had to jump on anything good because when we waited we lost out.
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Old 05-25-2008, 03:17 PM
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I'm planning to make a move into the city, and would like to hear more opinions about moving into NYC during the winter time. I imagine that as students and others leave the city during the summer, there would be more choice of apartments...whereas during the winter, there would be fewer people leaving, yet landlords would be a little more pressed to find someone to take on the apt during the holiday season. Am I correct in my assumptions?

And by winter, do they mean November/December? Or January/February?
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Old 05-25-2008, 05:50 PM
Location: Bay Ridge, NY
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Would it be a huge mistake to move during February? Blizzards, etc.? Or, should one wait til March or so?
Blizzard?! Ha! Our winters suck, they're cold, but we don't get anything fun anymore.. it barely even snows anymore!
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Old 02-05-2011, 11:16 AM
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Amazing apartment, includes washer/dryer in the apt, granite counter tops, marble bathroom, dishwasher, microwave. Available immediately.
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Old 02-05-2011, 11:27 AM
Location: Pelham Parkway
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well I am waiting till spring to move for a few reasons - 1) dont want the winter weather to make it impossible to move. 2) During the winter you have no idea who "hangs out" in the street - Depending on the nabe you want to move into this is a huge concern for me - I made that mistake mving into my Bed-Stuy apt during december- All the streets were covered with a light snow, ppl had xmas lights in the windows - the street was as quiet as a church. I signed on the spot.
Come June it was a disgusting hell hole, Cant see the dirt/grime under the snow. Cant hear the ghetto blasters when ppl are hiding indoors. hobos find warm nooks in the cold months - its is a completely different animal.

I moved once in August, lost 3 lbs of water in 1 day - never again.

I am waiting for May - warm enough to move w/o a coat - weather is not going to stop us (not unusually rainy during this time) Never had a hard time finding a place if I had the $$ - so I'm not factoring that in. Just my exp.

Good luck moving is a huge/wild/wonderful/aggravating experience. Cant wait!
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