Philadelphians: Are AIMCO-owned apartment complexes like The Sterling, Park Towne Place, and the Riverloft reliable places to live? Their location's hard to beat and they offer excellent amenities. They're poorly-reviewed on sites like Yelp and Google, but the things the reviewers complain about often strike me as trivial. How can I figure out if these places offer what I'm looking for? (Bonus points: have any of you lived in any of these locations yourselves?) [more inside]
My daughter was fortunate enough to get a job in Manhattan right after graduation. Now she's looking for an apartment for 9/15 or 10/1 and is feeling overwhelmed because she's not familiar at all with the area. Help! [more inside]
The world's tiniest 2-bedroom with three people and a dog. I shouldn't, right? [more inside]
I am shooting a short film for my MFA in New York City in November. I need help finding a small studio apartment to rent very short term as the film's single set. [more inside]
NYCFilter: How much do I really save by waiting until Fall/Winter to rent an apartment? I really want to find a place where I have a bit more space and privacy. I don't want to wait, but if we're talking hundreds of dollars per month, I guess it would be worth it. I am looking for a studio or 1BR in the LES, East Village, or in Williamsburg, around $1500-$1700 (these place do exist, I have visited them in person.) So can you relate to me your impression of how much cheaper rents are in the winter/fall? And when does the price begin to fall off? Thanks!
Can anybody recommend realtors who could help us find apartment rentals in San Francisco's East Bay? [more inside]
How scared should we be of bad apartment complex reviews when looking in Austin? [more inside]
Should I attempt to ask my boss to give me a raise? [more inside]
Good resources for finding livable rent-stabilized apartments in Manhattan? [more inside]
How does one delicately go about bringing up a huge discrepancy in the listed square footage vs. the actual square footage of an apartment in a unit that is for sale by owner? [more inside]
Looking for some specifics and some general advice: broker/realtor/agency recommendations for finding a rental in Jersey City, and/or links to general resources for someone new to real estate/apartment hunting. [more inside]
NYC: Our landlord is selling our building. We have a lease. What's going to happen to us? [more inside]
I'm interested in stories about living in apartments where something bad has happened. Apartments with gnarly histories. Murders, suicides, 'haunted' apartments, whatever. Did it affect the value? Did you learn about it only later? Did you hire an exorcist? Did a new paint job suffice? etc. Anyone have such stories, or know of such?
NYCaptFilter: I'm moving to NYC (yay!) and sorry, but I'm going to drive you all nuts with questions for the next few weeks. #1: Best way to find an apartment? I know the city, but would like tips on finding a good place. Broker? Classified listings? Pitfalls to avoid? How do I find something rent stabilized? Any opinion about rentdirect.com? I promise to host a meetup when I get settled.