TIPS ON FINDING A GOOD PLACE TO LIVE IN NEW YORK CITY
New York City is not like other places in this world. There is a different kind of energy working in New York. Why do you think so many like to live here. Before you pack up and go, there are a few things you need to keep in mind
There are a lot of good people in New York. There is also a lot of bad people. I wouldn’t say they are bad, some are just not true to their word. If you are looking to find a roommate to live with, be careful.
A roommate will help you save money, but make sure it doesn’t cost you in other ways. When someone agrees to be your roommate, verify this first. Sit down with this person. Find out if they really do want to be your roommate or not. Some people will agree to this on the surface, but then they will let you down in person. It’s happened too many times, to too many people.
Once they agree, have them sign an agreement right away. This way it’s all written down. Once it’s written down, it can’t be changed. The only way it can be changed is if you make the changes yourself.
Never take someone at the word on this.
When you live in New York you have to have money. Your income has to be larger then any of your debts. Most apartments, especially small studios, don’t go for less then $1500. You will be hard-pressed to find something which is offered for less.
To live in New York, you need to make at least $100,000 per year. If you make $80-90,000, this is okay. Most landlords prefer you to be in the $100,000 bracket. Why? They want to know you can afford the rent. Most landlords will work with you, but they won’t chase after you. If you are late on even one payment, they will throw you out. Keep this in mind when gathering together your financials. I’m just trying to save you from a massive headache later on.
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