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Moving apartments? What are the do's and dont's?
Updated 3 months ago
Moving to a new apartment is an exciting time in a person's life and can open up so many more possibilities for us. However, moving can also be one of the most painstaking and annoying things to do. Between packing up everything you own, transporting it, and unpacking it at your new apartment…
Why spending more than 30% of your income on rent is a bad idea
Updated 3 months ago
Unless you somehow find an outstanding deal on rent, there is a good chance that housing is likely your biggest monthly expense. Depending on where you live, you could be spending from a few hundred to a few thousand on rent every single month. However, it is likely not your only expense. As a…
What does net effective rent actually mean and what do I end up paying?
Updated 3 months 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 3 months 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 4 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. 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 4 months 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 months 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 4 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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…
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