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Two Sigma Ventures to Grand Central Tech
Updated 9 hours ago
Last time we discussed the very early days. From mid-2008 to 2010, RentHop used co-founder Lawrence Zhou's apartment to write code on nights and weekends, while the founders held day jobs at Traxis Partners, D. E. Shaw & Co., and Two Sigma Investments. The doormen must have assumed we were…
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…
MMT: Modern Monetary Theory, or Magical Mortgage Tease?
Updated 6 days ago
For almost 10 years now, experts everywhere have called for rising mortgage rates. Shortly after the financial crisis, everyone everywhere felt bad about buying anything. But as we bounced from the March 2009 lows, slowly the financial gears began ticking again and risk appetite came back. In…
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…
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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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…
What can $2,300 get you in Park Slope right now?
Updated 5 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. Park Slope is a great neighborhood in Brooklyn, for those looking to get away…
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Which NYC Neighborhood Should You Move To?
Updated 6 months ago
  We all have different needs, and if you're a New Yorker, you're lucky in that you can get literally anything you want in this city. In this article, we go over which New York neighborhood are best for particular interests.   Which New York neighborhood is best for people who are obsessed with…
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