With spring here and summer just around the corner, it’s no surprise that private outdoor space is on apartment buyers’ minds, and why not have an extra floor, too? This week’s roundup of the Most Wanted -- the 10 sales listings people browsing StreetEasy saved more often than any others this week--has got duplexes with private outdoor space.
In Hell's Kitchen, a two-bedroom, two-bathroom penthouse duplex co-op with an asking price of $850k offers a great chance to enjoy the warm weather, because it features a terrace and roof deck. Located on West 40th Street and Ninth Avenue, the apartment has recently been well-renovated and comes with a washer-dryer. The common areas in the building have also been renovated. Maintenance is relatively low at $935/month, but the building is a walk-up.
I firmly believe that there needs to be a category in the DSM-5 (fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders that launches this week) devoted specifically to disorders caused by NYC real estate.
Ah, the passion it can stir! Over the course of my life in NYC I have read articles about people literally killing for a rent-stabilized apartment or tenants disappearing from one because a landlord wanted charge market rates and could not legally evict them. People will come up with elaborate schemes to take hold of the Holy Grail--a rent-stabilized unit--or even stay married just to not lose an apartment.
The world of real estate can make one go mad in a very esoteric way.
Cook al fresco this summer in your sleek stainless steel kitchen
This renovated 1869 Greenwich Village townhouse--until yesterday, available for rent at $55,000/month--has 9,000-square-feet of clean and simple design and FOUR outdoor spaces.
Though there's no great view to speak of in the outdoor space pictured here, we think this stainless steel, full-service kitchen al fresco makes up for it. We're not sure, but the enclosure built around the space seems like it may be intended to accommodate winter bbq cravings too....
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Q. I’m in the process of applying for a new apartment to rent and have run into a snag. My income is slightly lower than the requisite 40x the monthly rent, so I offered to pay three months’ security to secure the apartment.
I’ve done this before with another landlord and it was not a problem at all. This time, the broker for the landlord came back and said that they’re not legally allowed to accept more than one month’s security. Is that true?
A. It’s common for landlords to compensate for deficiencies in a prospective tenant’s application by adjusting their requirements for upfront rent or the security deposit. For example, a tenant with a low credit score, income, or assets might offer two to six months in security to offset the landlord’s perceived risk.
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Moving to New York can be daunting—even if the relocation is only temporary. A diligent apartment search or a really good broker can yield decent short-term digs, but if it comes unfurnished, it usually doesn't make sense to spend the time or money outfitting a place unless you tend to settle down for the long haul.
That's where CORT—the subject of this week’s Real. Est. List Spotlight Series—can help. The furniture rental company specializes in furniture for any impermanent situation, including job relos, students, businesses, home staging, and trade shows.
In this week's edition of "Would You Rather" we asked New Yorkers if they'd be willing to give up a bathroom for a washer-dryer. And the answers were nearly unanimous: Yes!
Washer-dryer That’s a no brainer. Especially because I live in a walk-up. But even if I didn’t live in a walk-up, I’d still choose a washer-dryer. -Charlie, Midtown West
Washer-dryer Sure a second bathroom is nice. But that’s luxury compared to having an in-unit laundry set up and not having to haul heavy sacks of dirty laundry out the building, even if it’s just up the block. Especially when it’s snowing or raining or the sun is broiling hot. -Rach’el, Harlem
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