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Old 05-18-2015, 02:48 PM
 
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I don't know the average cost for 2beds/ 2baths apartments in general in Brooklyn. I am willing to pay for a convinent place that is acceptable to train, shops, and restaurants.

Can someone educate me about the market a little?

For instance, I know that Brooklyn is cheaper compared to Manhattan.
Can I say $3000 - $3,900 is enough for 2beds/ 2 bath apartments in Brooklyn?
You should be able to find something for that price pretty easily.

Go on Streeteasy.com That's the best place to look. Parts of Brooklyn are more expensive than Manhattan now.
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Old 05-18-2015, 02:51 PM
 
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Hi Henna,

Speaking of realtors, I was told to better not show a prove of big amount (30x-40x monthly rent per year) to them due to privacy / safety reasons. Really now?!

In this instance, do I have to go through brokers who might ask for +15% from the annual fees?
You can talk them down to 10% by just threatening to walk. Brokers are a dime a dozen in NYC although some do have exclusive showing rights.

You will need to show proof of income and just about every other document from W2 to bank account records.. Renting in NYC is like buying a house.
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Old 05-18-2015, 02:53 PM
 
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First off, I am NOT posting from my mother's basement. Now that we got that out of the way, OP should first educate herself (which she obviously didn't do) and only come to the forum as a last resort. Quit being lazy! You're making other people do your research for you and some of them are stupid enough to actually do it for you.

Assuming you can afford 4k rent/month you make at least 160k/year. If you do make that salary I doubt you make it by asking stupid questions, using ZERO common sense and being lazy about your work. Since you are already here, you should of searched the forum for similar posts. These types of questions get asked all the time. Usually it's by people who have HALF of your budget = HALF the choices that you're going to have.

You want an apartment that's close to the train, shops, and restaurants. Let's begin with the train. Do a google search of the NYC Subway system and look at Brooklyn. Cross off any neighborhoods that aren't accessible(acceptable?) by train. Congrats! You've just made your search smaller! Now do the same with shops and restaurants! I just zeroed in your search to a couple of neighborhoods. Now use google again, it's your friend. Search the sites mentioned by another user above. (You haven't come across any of them yet because you haven't done ANY research!)

Just hire a broker.
You're an idiot.

Posting on a site like this is considered research.
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Old 05-26-2015, 05:17 PM
 
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The thing about anonymous forums is that someone posting could just be a kid or overgrown kid posting from his mother's basement, maybe not in NYC at all. Don't take it so seriously.

But I will say that believe me if we say we've heard this before -- many people have come on here saying "money is no object" only to find out that it IS an object, because everything (real estate mainly) is so insanely expensive in NYC.

The other thing to remember is that a realtor is going to expect that you either can prove a certain amount of income (40x monthly rent per year), or have a guarantor in the tri-state area who makes 80x the monthly rent per year. You can Google all that.
You hit it right on the nose l agree 100%
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