Monday, July 12, 2010

Rents are rising in Manhattan again!

I have watched the markets around the country plummet and not yet recover over the past six years. Here in Manhattan, that is just simply not the case. There is such an unbalanced set of supply and demand here that you can not imagine until you have lived here.

There are more people than there are apartments to rent. I got a client this weekend who called me on a three bedroom uptown. Upon talking to her I realized that she was actually trying to find enough space for FIVE people to share for under $3000! There are serious gaps in peoples perceptions of the market here.

Take a look at these statistics.
http://www.cityrealty.com/new-york-city-real-estate/carters-view/

The link above is great if you are thinking of moving into an apartment in Manhattan. I am quite sure many people feel that they can try to do it on their own without a broker. Do realize that it is possible, but you will have a long winding road. Even with a broker it is tough if he or she has no relationships or even worse, a bad one with the managing agents or landlords. There is very little time for the good apartments to be viewed and secured in this current market state. You must be pro-active and not reactive when trying to find a place during this time of year. There is only going to be less to choose from with each day and many young agents don't realize the cycle of turnaround.

I hope that these facts are helpful in your securing a new home. If you need any help, I am here to guide you home!

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