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Old 05-14-2015, 10:30 PM
 
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He basically wants to be just blocks away from everything. My preference is to live outside of the city bc I do prefer more bang for my buck. Fortunately, I am a freelance mobile hairstylist here in Atlanta so my business goes until we move. He is aware that there might be some delays in the build out of this new place and was told that upon hiring. All is fine and set with job placement here and there. Just very concerned about pop up pricing that going to come from left field.
He won't be a few blocks away from everything with a $1600 cap on rent a month. In manhattan it will get you a place in washington heights or harlem.
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Old 05-14-2015, 11:28 PM
 
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You should consider what your income will be after taxes. You will be paying federal, state, and city tax. In addition you will have electricity expense, Internet/cable expense, monthly MTA card (subway card), in addition to sigiificant mark up in grocery expense if you buy in local store. There is sale tax on everything so cost of living is significantly higher.

In addition buying a property to finally settle down is even more expensive in NYC. Which is part of the struggle of people being able to afford to live and stay in NYC as all their rent payment doesn't go to building equity in their asset but rather into the pocket of their landlord.
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Old 05-15-2015, 07:42 AM
 
Location: West Harlem
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He won't be a few blocks away from everything with a $1600 cap on rent a month. In manhattan it will get you a place in washington heights or harlem.
Not in Harlem, or not easily, and these days probably not so easily in WH either.
Rents in Harlem are about what they are downtown, the difference being that you will likely get much more space and - sometimes - more building amenities.
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Old 05-18-2015, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I am not a renter, but there's a basement realtor in my neighborhood (Yorkville/Upper East Side) and he advertises his meager listings in his window on chalkboard. Most of his listing I would consider "deals" for an old neighborhood and many are in your price range. I can presume mostly walkups between Third and First Avenue in the mid-80's to mid 90's. I repeat, don't expect elevators or doormen.

I have never dealt with the man but he seems worth a peek. If they are come-ons, I apologize in advance.

LISTINGS

I can vouch for the safety of the neighborhood.
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