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Old 11-01-2009, 02:15 PM
 
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My brother is moving to Albany, NY and I am trying to help him out. He just got a job there, but he can't seem to find an apartment to rent that allows you to break the contract if you need to (not even paying a fee or an additional month). Is that common in Albany, NY? Or does he need to research the suburban areas a little better?
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Old 11-01-2009, 04:50 PM
 
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Try this these sites: MapsKrieg - Apartments & Housing For Rent in Albany, NY

Albany NY Apartments for Rent | Apartment Finder
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Old 11-07-2009, 12:05 PM
 
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That does seem to be common. In most other areas that I have lived, you could break an apartment lease by forfeiting your deposit and paying an extra month's rent. I didn't find any apartments like that here. You are responsible for the full lease (and the deposits are much higher -- I paid nearly $900). I assumed that it was related to state renters laws, but I don't know for sure.
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Old 11-07-2009, 12:06 PM
 
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By the way, I was looking mostly in the suburban areas and not in Albany itself, so I doubt that your brother will have better luck there. You may have better luck renting from a private party rather than a corporate complex though.
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Old 11-10-2009, 12:10 PM
 
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Default Crescent Village Apartments

I lived at the Crescent Village Apartments in Clifton Park between 1999 and 2000. I had to move a month before my lease expired and I lost my deposit.

They were very nice apartments then. I don't know what they are like now, but you might want to investigate them. They are just off of exit 8 on the Northway. I commuted to a job in downtown Albany every day.
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Old 12-04-2009, 12:29 AM
 
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You will need to find a private landlord to give you terms that will meet your needs. Don't let anybody fool you, the Capital Region is full of vacant homes and foreclosed properties. There are so many desperate landlords. You just have to have the confidence to ask them for what you need.

If you are feeling blue after you move to albany, check out www.capitalhideaway.com
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Old 12-05-2009, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Old Forge, NY
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Solomon Corporation might have some month to month rentals. We used them in Clifton Park for a summer 3 years ago and it worked out well.

Apartments for rent, townhouses for rent, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, apartment listings, townhouse listings, corporate housing, - Solomon Organization

Put the cursor over New York and then Capitol Region. It'll pull up a few locations in the area.
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