(Closed) NYC bees (and others): need advice on apartment–way too good to be true?

posted 8 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ummm that is very fishy to me!! East 27th and what? Is it in the east river, lol?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Jeesh, was someone murdered there? Joking, but wow, I wonder what is up.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Yeah, E 27th and what?

Have you physically SEEN the apartment? 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Also, free parking does not exist in NYC. Period. So there is something up FOR SURE.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel

Hmmm, that does seem too good to be true (although if its, that’s a GREAT deal!). The skeptical me can think of these things:

1. Like hilsy said, what’s the cross avenue? Although really, anywhere on 27th St for 950sqft full-service luxury is still a steal for $1000.

2. Realtor confirmed it’s $1K a MONTH, not a week, right?

3. I’ve had the experience where a realtor (and this was later confirmed by another realtor acquaintance I talked to that this does happen on occasion) will post an impossibly good deal. You’ll contact them and they will say oh that one’s taken (it either is or was a fake listing), but let me show you others. I’m not saying this is common AT ALL but it happened to me once!)

4. Is it a sublet?

5. Is it a share?

That’s all I can think of for now. Keep us posted, very intriguing!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ditto all of hamster’s questions. Do you have the link to the listing so we can check it out?

It might be a one bedroom that was converted to a 2 bedroom, like hamster said–but even then $2000 for a full service building is pretty good…

And hamster’s #3 happened to me ALL the time while I was apt hunting. It’s how they draw you in, and then they show you a million other apartments and make you sign contracts that you won’t lease an apt from anyone else. I hate realtors, boo.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Yeah something’s up with this. Free parking in NYC doesn’t exist. Keep us posted once you go see the place – I’m very intrigued.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would also ask for the exact address. I find it really sketchy when they can’t provide the building number and are just like “Meet me at this random corner”. Plus, that way you can google the building 🙂

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Sorry, but I call bullshit on that one Cry

I live in a smaller apartment (like 875 sq feet) and pay almost triple that. I’d find out what the lease is like. Maybe he’d lock you into a longer lease with $1,000 month only for the the first year and then skyrocket the price? Honestly, I have no idea what this person is up to. I agree that he might just be reeling people in to get them interested and pull the bait and switch (oh that apt is not available, let me show you others…)

Even a studio of that size would cost a hell of a lot more, even in the ghetto of the city. Sorry, but I’m glad you noticed something was off.

Even if everything seems to be on the up and up when you visit, I’d definitely try to talk to his other lessees. Are there some sort of problems with the apt. that you can’t physically see, like issues with leaky faucets, faulty appliances, etc. Something HAS to be up, if you ask me.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel

Yes, if you can get the exact address that would be great – you check them out online and also use sites like streeteasy and nycbits to see comps/rental history 🙂

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

DEFINITELY check streeteasy, or natefind.com. Those are great sites.

 

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