Posts Tagged: negotiation

I got my rent lowered by $300 per month!
I got my rent lowered by $300 per month!

I got my rent lowered by $300 per month!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You know what I did this week? Got laid off! Want to know what else I did? Took my own rent negotiation advice! Oh, dear, it’s been a tough one. The non-profit I worked for, which served as my primary income, lost a key account along the lines of $200,000 and they had to cut…
Tis the season. . .to negotiate with your landlord!
Tis the season. . .to negotiate with your landlord!

Tis the season. . .to negotiate with your landlord!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Welcome back, Gentle Blog readers! I hope you had a festive Thanksgiving and enough turkey to last a lifetime. Well, at least until next year. As December marks the beginning of “End-of-Year” reflection, let us reflect back on a topic from September: How to best negotiate your lease. Ah, what memories – the stock market…
Lease Negotiations –“True Life” Part Two…Victory!!!
Lease Negotiations –“True Life” Part Two…Victory!!!

Lease Negotiations –“True Life” Part Two…Victory!!!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When our story left off, I had just called my ‘new’ landlord to see, well, what the heck was going on. Would we be able to keep living in our oh-so-affordable $900(!!) a month apartment or…would I need to look for a new place pronto? Well, he finally called me back. Allow me to give…
Lease Negotiations –“True Life” Part One
Lease Negotiations –“True Life” Part One

Lease Negotiations –“True Life” Part One

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I’ve lived the past month afraid of my mailbox. I’d pass it on my way to work, wondering Will Today Be The Day I Learn I Can No Longer Afford My Apartment? It’s a pretty horrible feeling, especially living in New York where the housing market is insane. But, day after day, nothing has come.…
More Rent Negotiation How-To’s
More Rent Negotiation How-To’s

More Rent Negotiation How-To’s

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So, it’s been a few days . . .have you given the idea of negotiating your lease a twinkling thought? I’ve been thinking about it aaaand, I definitely have some resources for you! But, first things first — let’s cover the basics that’ll help you best negotiate: 1.) Make sure your finances are on order.…
The new word in the renting game is — NEGOTIATION!
The new word in the renting game is — NEGOTIATION!

The new word in the renting game is — NEGOTIATION!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Let’s imagine something. You’re looking at apartments (ok, so you don’t need to be so creative on this journey) and after 8 dumps you spot it. You’ve found “The One.” Whether you’re planning to live with roommates or not, it has everything you’d want, be it location, space, amenities, what have you. The other thing…