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What does net effective rent actually mean and what do I end up paying?
Updated 11 hours ago
When you are searching for a new apartment to rent, there are lots of things you will consider before signing on the dotted line. Location, proximity to amenities, how old the building is, and many more factors all go into helping us decide whether to rent an apartment or keep searching for…
Is the high rent in a trendy NYC neighborhood worth it?
Updated 1 week ago
New York City is somewhere that millions of people dream about moving to. Whether you are a fan of sports, culture, music, entertainment, food, or anything else under the sun, New York City has something for you. While the city is great and there are many things to do, there is one caveat. That…
What can $2,000 in East Village get you right now?
Updated 2 weeks ago
Finding an apartment is tough. Finding an apartment you can actually afford is even harder. That is why we, here at RentHop wants to give a little insight on what's on the market right now, in different price ranges. East Village is one of the more popular neighborhoods in New York City…
My neighbors hate me because of my pet, what can I do?
Updated 3 weeks ago
So you have a lovely dog in your apartment, but your neighbors are often complaining about the barking of your dog. Or, your neighbors don't like the fact that your pet cat always ventures into your neighbor's yard. Naturally, you wished there was a way to get around this issue and diffuse the…
You moved to NYC - Here's how to secure an apartment real quick
Updated 4 weeks ago
So you just moved to NYC and you're here to stay. Finding an apartment in this crowded city is not an easy feat. Rents are usually pretty expensive and listing inventories move fast. It might be intimidating to you at first, but knowing the factors to look out for when hunting for your apartment…
How can I get a better relationship with my neighbors?
Updated 1 month ago
Cultivating bonds with your neighbors doesn't require a lot of effort. All it takes is just be a simple smile, wave, or a "hello" to kickstart a meaningful relationship. Of course, also respect your neighbors' feelings, and lend them a helping hand when required. These simple gestures will not…
How can I get a better relationship with my landlord?
Updated 1 month ago
As a renter, it is important to maintain a healthy tenant-landlord relationship with your landlord. Having a friendly and positive relationship is crucial as it can go a long way in ensuring that you are able to live comfortably, obtain the fastest responses to maintenance requests and maintain…
A new apartment with new roommates, what to expect?
Updated 1 month ago
If you're planning to move into a new apartment with new roommates, there is a high possibility that you are already going through a myriad of questions about what to expect regarding when living with new people in a new environment. Sharing an apartment with a roommate is a huge deal as it…
Getting a new lease during the summer - Tips and pointers!
Updated 2 months ago
Finding a new apartment to rent in New York City can be daunting, especially during the summer. In our recent study, we've discovered that the worst or most expensive months of the year to rent spreads across the summer season till early fall. Besides that, summer is also usually the most…
Things to look (and look out) for when renting in the winter
Updated 6 months ago
  We are currently living through the dead of winter and much of the country is struggling to stay warm and cozy inside. However, it is a little hard to stay cozy inside if you are looking for a new place to call home. While the last thing many people want to do in the winter is pack up all of…
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