Friday, September 10, 2010

Seeing Advice


Hey everybody!
So I'm in the middle of The Great Apartment Search and I'm having a little anxiety. I need some input from my fellow New Yorkers because I feel like the apartment search process in NYC is so unique/specific.

How many places do you look at before you feel comfortable making a choice?
Or do you just keep looking until you find The One?
What kind of concessions are you willing to make? (i.e. Is a street-level apartment unacceptable even if everything else is amazing?)
When do you start to feel anxious about not having a place? One week before move in date? Two weeks?

I've only been looking for one week and have seen about 6 apartments. I have found 2 for which I might be willing to over-look some less than desirable qualities, but I'm not sure that I should. I'm feeling a little lost.

Thoughts? Comments? Advice?


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shana said...

In my experience, you know when you see the right one. I found an apartment that was exactly what I was looking for and more but it was street level. Immediately after I saw another place that was the pits. Needless to say, I went back and signed for the great street level apartment. Pro being that I don't have to lug groceries/laundry up and down the stairs. Con, I keep my shades down most of the time so people walking past can't peer in. Good luck in your search. Astoria's a great neighborhood, just sayin'