Posts Tagged: craigslist

How to Search for a Roommate or Roommate Share

How to Search for a Roommate or Roommate Share

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Whether it’s love or hate, we all have an opinion on our roommate. You see your roommate pretty much everyday … and if your fellow apartment-dweller leaves crumbs on the floor, often you’re the one who happens to step on them with your bare feet. Or, if you come home after a rough day, maybe your…
Apartment Scams and the City – Or How I Almost Became Another Victim!

Apartment Scams and the City – Or How I Almost Became Another Victim!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hi house-hunters… It’s me – Alex H. I’m back. I felt a little guilty after leaving you with my last post and my dream stories of how I landed my first month’s worth of accommodation in New York City. It all sounded pretty perfect, huh! Well, let me be completely honest… just weeks before all…
When Is the Best Time to Apartment Hunt?

When Is the Best Time to Apartment Hunt?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You may be surprised to learn that, like most shopping ventures, there are better and worse times to go apartment hunting. And. . . like most monetary expeditions, supply and demand has a very large part to play. Check out our calendar of rental months below and the pro/cons to having your lease begin with…
How Katie Found an Apartment and a Roommate Using Craigslist

How Katie Found an Apartment and a Roommate Using Craigslist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our guest blogger Katie tells about her success using Craigslist. “In June of 2010, I got the call that would change my life forever…I landed my first job in NYC! I was really excited to start my job in two weeks, but then quickly realized that I had nowhere to live in the city and…
Furnishing With Cheap and Free Finds

Furnishing With Cheap and Free Finds

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our guest blogger Elyse is an NYU student who just recently managed to free herself from the college dormitory system. Free Craigslist: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Free Furniture Once I signed my lease, I revelled in the idea of finally having my very own space to live in, free of…
Become a Craigslist Pro to Score Your First Apartment

Become a Craigslist Pro to Score Your First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You’ve already decided that with or without roommates you’re moving out — sweet. And, you’ve figured out how much to spend on rent. You’ve  told everyone you know  what you are looking for in an apartment and what neighborhood you’re targeting.  But, if you’re like most of us your search now continues with. . . Step…
How I Ended Up Using a Broker

How I Ended Up Using a Broker

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Back when the economy wasn’t in shambles, I kinda understood why people used Brokers. Competition was fierce and landlords knew it. Consequently, any decent place was handed off to a Broker so he/she could screen applicants and send the cream of the crop to the landlord for a final review. It was a pretty hands-off…
Better web alternative to Craigslist – finally!

Better web alternative to Craigslist – finally!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Tired of the Craigslist bait and switch, NY’ers? Never fear — MyFirstApartment has the scoop on a new site that should make apartment hunting a little easier! It’s called RentHop.com and you can search by multiple neighborhoods at once. Most importantly, after you put in your search criteria, you can see all the listings on…
Roommate Bootcamp – My First Apartment style!

Roommate Bootcamp – My First Apartment style!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s almost July and you found the perfect two-bedroom for July 15th. Except, uh, that’s 2 weeks from now and you need another body ASAP. You don’t need a miracle. You need Roommate Bootcamp — MyFirstApartment style! First, you need to view our handy Roommate Agreement Check List. What’s that, — you’ve already considered what…
How to Start Your Apartment Search Using Craigslist

How to Start Your Apartment Search Using Craigslist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re starting to look for an apartment, you’ve probably heard of Craigslist. Good — it can be the step one in your search! But, hearing about it, tinkering with it, and knowing how to best utilize it to save time and money are different beasts entirely. I kind of want to assume that all…