NYC Housing - Proof of Income and other things good to know

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neimanmarxist
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NYC Housing - Proof of Income and other things good to know

Postby neimanmarxist » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:24 am

Hi TLS,

Thought I would tap into your collective wisdom about living in NYC and finding an apartment there. I'm looking to move to NY permanently within the next few months.

1) Does anyone ask their firm for a "proof of income" letter? I have noticed that many apartments (even sublets) require this.
2) Any other tips for finding housing in NYC? I've been looking mostly in Brooklyn and Westchester areas, and any advice you have (especially on how to avoid scammy hidden-fee landlords and such) would be much appreciated. I have looked mostly on craigslist. If possible, I'd love to avoid a broker fee.

Thanks!

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Re: NYC Housing - Proof of Income and other things good to know

Postby DrGuano » Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:36 pm

neimanmarxist wrote:Hi TLS,

Thought I would tap into your collective wisdom about living in NYC and finding an apartment there. I'm looking to move to NY permanently within the next few months.

1) Does anyone ask their firm for a "proof of income" letter? I have noticed that many apartments (even sublets) require this.
2) Any other tips for finding housing in NYC? I've been looking mostly in Brooklyn and Westchester areas, and any advice you have (especially on how to avoid scammy hidden-fee landlords and such) would be much appreciated. I have looked mostly on craigslist. If possible, I'd love to avoid a broker fee.

Thanks!


There are lots of good sites for no fee apartments in Manhattan and BK. For Manhattan, try Urban Sherpa. For BK try aptsandlofts.com. If looking in Westchester, Yonkers or White Plains have nicer apartment options close to train stations. Be on the lookout for retired couples who sold their homes, moved into those types of apartments, that sublet when they head out to the Hamptons/Berkshires/Catskills for the summer.




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