September 21, 2018
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BLOG: Your New York City Rental Guide
When you’re flying into New York and the Manhattan skyline emerges from under the clouds, it’s nothing short of awe-inspiring—and the only thing more inspiring than that is getting to live in the social, creative, and architectural playground that is Manhattan every day.
Moving here is a dream shared by many, which is partially why finding a no-fee rental in New York City can seem overwhelming. Fortunately, finding your perfect home in NYC is far more manageable than it seems! There is no smoother way to make that transition or to live well and live to the fullest in this city than to find your new no-fee Manhattan apartment through Algin Management.
Whether you’re already a local and looking for your next apartment, or seeking your very first apartment here, read on to learn more about finding no-fee rentals in New York City.
Pick the Perfect Neighborhood!
It’s no secret that NYC is massive, and the sheer variety of neighborhoods can seem intimidating to locals and newcomers alike. While every neighborhood has great food, and something exciting going on at all times (it’s New York City, after all!) it pays to be practical when you’re trying to narrow things down. Many find that Manhattan’s more residential neighborhoods make for shorter commutes, without sacrificing access to services and conveniences that make city living so appealing.
If you’re commuting within the city, you’ll want to consider how far you are from the subway (and which lines you can access). You’ll also want to weigh whether you want to be close to green spaces, the water, or if you know you’ll thrive in a denser and more urban locale. Check out our Neighborhood Guide to learn more about what it’s like to live in popular neighborhoods like Murray Hill, Greenwich Village, Midtown, the Upper East Side and Upper West Side, and others!
Avoid Broker Fees!
Most apartment listings are managed by real estate brokers, who have arrangements with management companies that allow them to collect fees from tenants when they sign a lease. This can run as high as 15% of one year’s rent!
Fortunately, Algin Management has been matching New Yorkers with their perfect apartment for more than 50 years, and as a family-run business, we know there’s a better way to rent in New York City. As such, we strive to offer apartments that are “no-fee”, meaning you don’t need to worry about paying a broker for showing you an apartment.
Check out our available apartment rentals and avoid the hassle of broker fees entirely!
Find A Great Management Company!
Once you’ve found the right no-fee NYC rental, you’ll want to make sure that your building (and apartment) will be managed proactively and professionally. When you live in an apartment that’s well-managed, you will enjoy a sense of calm and peace of mind that will allow you to focus on enjoying life in New York City.
Because Algin Management owns and manages our properties, we know the ins and outs of each building and apartment in our portfolio, and go above and beyond to keep our apartments in pristine condition for each new tenant that signs a lease with us. From doormen to maintenance team members, our on-site staff is friendly and helpful, and a cut above what you may find in other apartment buildings. Check out our properties to see for yourself.
Opt for Amenities
Depending on your lifestyle, you may appreciate having certain amenities on-site, rather than a few blocks away – for example, if you work out often, it might be nice to have a fitness center in your building, rather than a few blocks away. Perhaps you may want laundry on-site, rather than sending it to a wash-and-fold, which can get expensive. And if you’re wondering how you can keep your car in the city, many of Algin Management’s buildings have on-site parking garages.
On-site amenities are a difference-maker, and so while you can opt for a no-frills rental and piece together the services and amenities you need on your own, there is a better way. Algin Management has plenty of available apartments in buildings with amazing amenities, like Hilary Gardens’ rooftop swimming pool, or Sessanta’s outdoor, fully-lit tennis court. Find the building that suits your lifestyle, and you’ll find yourself with extra time (and funds) that can be put to better use elsewhere.
If you’re ready to start your search for a new no-fee rental apartment (or ready to finish it), contact us today – we’ve been helping people find the perfect rental for over 50 years. Algin Management is perfectly equipped and more than ready to introduce you to the quintessential New York experience and make you feel utterly at home in it.