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Craig Releases New App!
Updated 6 days ago
Speak of the devil, we just mentioned the former massive network effects from old sites, in particular the NYC loved and hated Craigslist. Researches and professors at the Harvard Business School have studied the phenomenon at length - or at least they wrote a case study about Lawrence Zhou and…
Discount Brokers: Avoiding Adverse Selection Problems
Updated 1 week ago
Yesterday we discussed one of the original discount real estate brokerage businesses from the Dot Com 1.0 Bubble. To be fair, the founders probably came out well - a success story from a Y Combinator definition, because the founders "got rich" (relative to their cohort). But none of the…
ZipRealty: Early Pioneer turned Zombie Company?
Updated 1 week ago
Does anyone remember ZipRealty? Back in the Dotcom 1.0 era, they were among the first widespread discount real estate brokerage companies with a reasonably strong presence in the west coast. I have fond memories of using their saved search features to track listings prices through the 2004-2010…
What’s the application process and screening criteria for a rental application?
Updated 2 weeks ago
Apartment searching can be stressful. Even after spending all that time and energy searching for the perfect apartment, there is still the question of if the landlord will choose you out of all the other applicants. This brings us to the topic of the rental application process. What it is and…
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What is Net Effective Price?
Updated 3 weeks ago
The Net Effective Price is the monthly rent paid by a tenant to the landlord after factoring in free rent incentives included at lease signing. The term is common when searching for apartments for rent in NYC, especially during the off-peak winter season when landlords increasingly offer rental…
Banning the Bad Brokers
Updated 3 weeks ago
We previously discussed why brokers are necessary in the NYC apartment rental scene - they make deals happen and save everyone a lot of time. Unfortunately, some bad apples give everyone in the business a negative reputation. Over the past few months, we have significantly stepped up our…
Strictly Enforcing Flex Bedroom Advertising
Updated 3 weeks ago
The Flex bedroom concept has been around forever: converting an extra alcove or living room into an extra bedroom using temporary walls or dividers. Maybe thousands of years ago, cavemen would roll large home large boulders, turning the studio cavern into a junior one. Unfortunately, the…
Renting in Brooklyn: What does the borough have to offer?
Updated 1 month ago
Brooklyn, Brooklyn, Brooklyn. A borough of many personalities. Most people might be dead set on living in Manhattan if they are to move to New York City so they can be close to all the action. However, Brooklyn has action too and a lot to offer, depending on what you are looking for. One of the…
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Renting in Manhattan: Things to Think of Before Signing the Lease
Updated 1 month ago
Having an apartment in New York City, specifically Manhattan is a dream for most people. New York City is known for being the concrete jungle where dreams are made of, to quote Jay-Z. It is the city everyone wants to visit and experience and of course live in, if that is made possible. Because…
Midtown Manhattan Apartments For $4,000 or Under Right Now
Updated 3 months 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. Everyone wants to live in Midtown Manhattan. It is the neighborhood where…
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