My worries are finally over! After months of worrying about not being able to find a decent place to live in NYC, I was able to find an apartment that I love and it's within my budget. Thanks again to all my NY locals who gave me advice regarding the move, you know who you are! ♥
And thank you, dear readers, for being patient with me for my lack of updates!
A quick note, to rent a place in NY, you have to prove that you make 40x the rent. For example, if your rent is $3,000 a month, you and your roommates need a combined annual salary of at least $120,000. If you need someone to co-sign with you, that person needs to make 80x the rent.
Finding an apartment in NYC is unlike finding a place to live in any other city, but it doesn't mean that it's impossible. Typically on an apartment hunt, I would first check out Craigslist. But, as you will see, checking out the Apartment/Housing section of Craigslist in New York City will afford you several options to choose from: by owner, no-fee broker and fee broker. These options, in addition to other NYC specific considerations can make your head spin!