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Old 12-05-2014, 11:45 PM
 
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Hello!

Do any of the bronx natives and experts in this forum have a suggestion on property management companies I should look at for renting? I am trying to move to Bedford Park/Norwood or the Lower Grand Concourse( below 170) in the Spring and am having a hard time locating active listings from property management companies online. Seem like this is more a word of mouth process. I've tried nybits, street easy, urban edge, etc.

I am a woman in her late 20s currently living in Washington Heights and working FT in flat iron. I will be starting grad school at Hunter in the fall while working FT. I am looking to stay close to a subway line(4,D) and get a studio for $1K or less or a 1bdr for $1100 or less.

I am open to other neighborhoods in the Bronx (BP and GC just caught my eye). My ideal is to rent directly from the owner or through a property management company with no fee. I will however work with a broker who knows the area well if push comes to shove so suggestions for brokers are also welcome.
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Old 12-06-2014, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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I think your rent expectations might be a little low and it's too early to start looking for a Spring occupancy.A studio in a decent building /area is likely to be at least $1,100 and a 1 br is likely to be at least $1,300 to $1,400.

Here a couple of current 1 br listings in the better part of Bedford Park by a management company that does it's own rentals in the area:

Maxx Listings

Maxx Listings

They also have a studio available on Creston which I guess is Bedford Park but I'm not crazy about that part of the neighborhood

Maxx Listings

You might want to also consider Pelham Parkway,which has good transportation and shopping amenities but the rents are even a bit higher .

If you want the lower Concourse I would only look at rentals in Co Op buildings because a lot of regular rental buildings have serious QOL issues that might not be apparent until after moving in.

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Old 12-06-2014, 07:27 AM
 
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That block of 2685 Creston Ave wasnt great 30 years ago. Also that's south of 196th Street which I wouldn't consider Bedford Park area.
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Old 12-06-2014, 09:01 AM
 
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that's more Fordham Bedford. physically not bad but it seems creepy esp at night
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Old 12-06-2014, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Bedford Park, The Bronx!
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I can't imagine that you would have trouble finding a 1br apartment in the Bedford Park/Mosholu Pkwy area for $1200. They are out there. Shoot..I pay 1150 for my 1br and I live on the Grand Concourse/Mosholu area. 1400 for this area? Crazy! I found my apartment on Craigslist if that matters.
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Old 12-06-2014, 11:55 AM
 
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i can't imagine that you would have trouble finding a 1br apartment in the bedford park/mosholu pkwy area for $1200. They are out there. Shoot..i pay 1150 for my 1br and i live on the grand concourse/mosholu area. 1400 for this area? Crazy! I found my apartment on craigslist if that matters.
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Old 12-06-2014, 02:35 PM
 
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I second a studio for $1000 or less will be hard to find. A few years ago yes, now your looking at paying more.
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Old 12-06-2014, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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I can't imagine that you would have trouble finding a 1br apartment in the Bedford Park/Mosholu Pkwy area for $1200. They are out there. Shoot..I pay 1150 for my 1br and I live on the Grand Concourse/Mosholu area. 1400 for this area? Crazy! I found my apartment on Craigslist if that matters.
Start looking and see what you come up with.Yes,you can probably find a place but it will likely be pretty dumpy and not in a very nice building. I have a teacher friend who was looking recently and she saw a lot of crap for 3 months before finally finding a 1 br in a nice building on Mosholu for $1,350. Don't know when you found your place but rents in that area (and most of The Bronx) have gone up quite a bit in the last year or two.Even the buildings I linked had 1 br's for around$1,100 just a few years ago.

If you have a decent 1 br for $1,150 you better hang on to it.
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Old 12-07-2014, 04:16 AM
 
Location: Concourse
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I live in the area and agree with bluedog. Better part of the neighborhood is north of East 198th St. And rents have been rising. There are new market rate apartments that are almost ready for rental on Webster Avenue between Bedford Park Blvd and East 201st St. Contact the Stagg Group.
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Old 12-07-2014, 05:24 AM
 
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I live in the area and agree with bluedog. Better part of the neighborhood is north of East 198th St. And rents have been rising. There are new market rate apartments that are almost ready for rental on Webster Avenue between Bedford Park Blvd and East 201st St. Contact the Stagg Group.
I agree that rental prices gone up. I don't think that most people consider south of 198th to be part of the neighborhood, and I think it's best to look above 199th.
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