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Rent Overdue? Here’s How to Give Notice

Even if the tenant’s in good standing, you still need to send a prompt and firmly worded notice in writing. Download this template to get started. In a perfect world, every tenant would pay their rent on time, every month. In reality, even the best tenants get caught up and forget what day it is, […]

Budget Living for Renters in Brooklyn – Most Affordable Neighborhoods

Living in Brooklyn comes with plenty of incredible perks —spacious living, stunning views, family-friendly (or not) attractions, and more— but these tend to bring higher-than-average monthly rent. Luckily, our community still has a few affordable neighborhoods that are filled with the same feeling you’ve been searching for.  Three of the best low-priced spots – Mapleton, […]

Guarantors Help New York Renters Secure Apartments

When applying for an apartment in New York City it’s a pretty standard request of  landlords that all applicants make an annual earning  of  at least 40 times the rent. If the applicant doesn’t meet that requirement then the applicant can submit an application with the help of a Guarantor. All Guarantors are required to […]

Estate Planning Tips

Hello All! It’s Financial Planning Week and we’ve prepared a five-part series of topics that we believe our readers will enjoy. Our fourth topic is geared to our Landlords –  for most property owners, a home is among their most valuable possessions and is an investment of their time and money. In honor of that […]

Do You Need Renters Insurance?

Hello all! It’s Financial Planning Week and we’ve prepared a five-part series of topics that we believe our readers will enjoy. This first topic is geared to our renters, did you know that there is a possibility you are liable to cover any damages that occur to your personal belongings in the case of a […]

End of Summer Gardening Tips

We’ve still got plenty of time to enjoy our gardens. I know it’s not going to start getting cooler for a couple months. We do have to prepare for that though, plan ahead for future planting and maintain what we’ve got growing for as long as we can. Here are some things to think about at […]

Kitchen Upgrades on a Budget

It’s the last day of July and the last day of National Culinary Arts Month! We’d like to take this opportunity to share a couple of articles with you about making your cooking space worthy of creating delectable dishes. A renovated kitchen is usually at the top of a buyer’s and renter’s wish list but […]

Tips on Finding a Roommate or Apartment Share.

Long gone are the days when you had to rely on Craigslist alone to search for an apartment to share. Now there are so many options if you would like to post an available room in your space or are looking for a room for rent. From peer-to-peer apps like InsideDigs to sites that match you […]

New Rent Laws in NYC and How They Affect You.

It’s been big news in the real estate world for the last month. The Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 is officially in effect and rent laws have changed pretty dramatically. Tenant protections are at the forefront of many of these changes. For a more broad view of these new laws you should read […]

Moving Tips for a Less-Stress Experience.

Renters in Brooklyn usually move quite a bit. We know people that have lived in a dozen or so apartments during their time in New York. Rising rents, promotions that allow you to upgrade your space, growing families, and roommate issues all contribute to the need to trade up. And we can all agree that […]

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