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August 2, 2013

Lizzie asks…

What is the best resource to find apartments for rent in New York City?

I know about craigslist, what are some other good resources that are free?

Administrator answers:

I live in New York City myself and relocated from the West Coast three years ago. I really think that Craigslist is the way to go. I now live alone, but I found two great roommates on there that I am still friends with! I didn’t utilitize rent.com or apartment.com. So I can’t really say much for them, but I get the feeling that they don’t target the New York demographic as much as other areas in the country. I’d also check out the Post and Daily News, there are always ads towards the back for apts for rent as well. Just be mindful of whether the listing was posted by the owner or a broker. Brokers in this city can be shady individuals. Just beware before you put any money up front to them. I’ve heard horror stories about brokers running off with people’s money before! Good luck!

Chris asks…

Whats the easiest way to find houses that are for rent?

Me and my fiancee are getting married in September. In October our lease is up at our apartment complex. We really would like to buy a home, but we fell it’s probably better for us right now if we did another year renting. We have a 60 pound dog who needs a yard, plus we’d really like the extra room and privacy. So is there a website that posts houses that are for rent only? What are some things to consider when renting a house versus renting an apartment. Thanks to all.

Administrator answers:

You can try Craigslist for your area, your local papers website (usually in classified ads, some have a real estate section that advertises private properties), a website called Fastrental.com, or you can check on a realtor agency’s website, they often list houses. In Virginia, an agent gets their commission on rentals paid for by the landlord so it doesn’t hurt people who are looking to rent to contact an agent, so find out your states laws and it may be in your best interest to find an agent. Make them do the work, you reap the benefits!

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