If you're committed to color, one of these might work for your walls. Or not.
Paint color is a blessing and a curse: a pop of color or a sophisticated neutral can give your room a bright, luxe feel as easily as make it feel outdated, dirty or just plain weird-looking. So we’re pretty into this primer (ahem) on how to work with a room’s light to get the desired effect on your walls, courtesy Apartment Therapy.
Are you willing to pay extra for a large living room? Something to keep in mind when you start your search.
If there's one thing we never tire of, it's advice on getting through a NYC apartment hunt unscathed. Today, Refinery 29 has a great round-up of wisdom for first-time renters, or those of us who are a little rusty. Full disclosure, they interviewed our Senior Editor Leigh Kamping-Carder for the piece, but we loved the rest of the experts' advice, too. A few key takeaways we learned this morning.
How many sad bachelors do YOU know who keep Tiffany lamps and champagne on hand?
It'd be nearly impossible for us to keep writing about movies with spot-on New York real estate stories without getting to The Apartment. The place in question in Billy Wilder's beloved 1960 classic belongs to Buddy Baxter (Jack Lemmon), a mid-level employee at a giant insurance company who lends it out to executives (and their mistresses) for one-night stands to curry favor and, with hope, a promotion.
What you'll pay:Rentals available nowrange from a studio for $2,649 a month to a three-bedroom for $7,399 a month.
Amenities: Doorman, concierge, media room, package room, storage, rooftop terrace, club room, lounge, fitness center including sauna, rock-climbing wall and spa. The gym has a $70 fee per month. For the storage units, the cost is $15 a month. All other amenities are included in the cost of rent.
In Case You Missed It: Every so often, BrickUnderground digs through the archives to find the best advice our experts have shared through the years.
For many, a doorman is as essential a New York City necessity as a short commute to the subway or easy access to a deli, coffee bar, dry cleaner and nail salon. It can make the difference between a building they’ll live in and one they won’t even bother checking out. But, as with so many things in life in general and NYC in particular, not all doormen are created equal. According to top NYC brokers, a great doorman.
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I'm looking for an affordable option for a summer home outside the city, and I heard that the Catskills have a lot of cheap bungalows for sale. What exactly is out there, and how much can I expect to pay? Do they have city-style amenities like central air?
More new apartments are coming to the city, but that doesn't mean your rental woes are over.
Between the skyscraper prices and rock-bottom vacancies, renting in this town is a bloodsport—but the faintest glimmer of hope may be on the horizon. In 2015, developers are set to build more rentals than any year on record, particularly in cheaper “outer outer borough” areas like Bushwick, Greenpoint and Ridgewood, Queens, The Real Deal reports.
Across the city, about 9,260 new rental apartments are slated to go up every year starting in 2015, or about 19 percent more than the previous peak in 2013, according to data compiled by real estate consultancy Nancy Packes Inc. And most of them are not going to be in Manhattan.
Is your mysteriously cheap apartment about to slip right through your fingers?
While landing yourself in a rent-stabilized apartment is undeniably a major stroke of good fortune—and every renter's dream—it can also be fleeting: 7,596 rent-stabilized apartments turned market-rate in the last year alone, according to a new report from the Rent Guidelines Board, the state agency that regulates the program.
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