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Old 05-14-2007, 02:46 PM
 
Location: UK
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I am planning to move to NYC in October. I was wondering if anyone has noticed quiet periods for example when not many apartments are available to rent or is it pretty much the same throughout the year?

Also, if I were to focus strictly on finding accommodation when I first arrive in NYC, how many days/weeks on average could it take to find a nice place (my friend and I are looking to pay up to $700 each for a 1 or 2 bed apartment). I think I may take the no-fee route to avoid broker fees!


Thanks!
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Old 05-15-2007, 06:06 AM
 
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Finding a no fee apartment is challenging, and may take a few months.

Going the broker route gives you a much better selection of apartments to choose from.

If you go with a broker, contact one, tell him/her your movein date, and they will show you apts ready at that time. For October, with a broker, I think you might want to start looking in very late August, or even into Sept.
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Old 05-15-2007, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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If you go to the outer boroughs (Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Staten Island) and use the local or ethnic papers, it won't be so hard to find a no-fee apartment. If you know what you're doing, it shouldn't take several months. I just got one and it took about 2-3 weeks for me to locate a place, meet with the owner, and get the lease signed.
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Old 05-15-2007, 02:06 PM
 
Location: UK
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Thanks for your message.

Can you recommend any online local or ethnic sources for rentals besides Craigslist?
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