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jellybelly79
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Apartment renters

After a long 8 years in the same apartment I told my DH it’s time to find something bigger and better!
Now how do we do this?
Craigslist seems shady
And I don’t know where else to start so any help/advice would be amazing!
TIA
We are looking Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh, etc

Posted 7/19/19 3:37 PM
 
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NYCGirl80
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Re: Apartment renters

MLS (multiple listing service) has a rentals section. That's your best bet for legal rentals.

Posted 7/19/19 4:06 PM
 

MrsWoods
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Apartment renters

Try Zillow and even Facebook Marketplace

Posted 7/19/19 5:44 PM
 

jellybelly79
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Apartment renters

Thank you! Will check all that out

Posted 7/19/19 6:33 PM
 

w8andsee
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Re: Apartment renters

I wouldn't dismiss craigslist completely. There are legitimate listings there. I have used them myself when listing my parents apt.

Posted 7/19/19 6:46 PM
 

jeanyus27
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I downloaded the Zillow app and the apartments.com app when we were looking

Posted 7/19/19 6:51 PM
 

blu6385

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Re: Apartment renters

honestly you might as well contact a broker and let them help you.

I remember when I was renting all listing always required a brokers fee even if I did all the work finding the place. It was so hard finding a place being rented by the owner.

I found out what these brokers do is contact the owner and ask them if they can list it also and there is no fee to them because the renter will pay for it Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon pisses me off.

Now I will say i never rented from actual legit apartment buildings versus renting out of someones houses

Message edited 7/19/2019 8:04:20 PM.

Posted 7/19/19 6:57 PM
 

jellybelly79
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Apartment renters

Thanks everyone! Great tips and I will definitely check out the sites you guys suggested!

Posted 7/19/19 7:11 PM
 

hmm
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Apartment renters

in East Meadow, Heritage Square apartments usually has some availability

Try and stay away from Brokers, as the poster above stated.

brace yourself for the insane prices people are charging

Message edited 7/19/2019 11:16:21 PM.

Posted 7/19/19 11:15 PM
 

jellybelly79
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Re: Apartment renters

Posted by hmm

in East Meadow, Heritage Square apartments usually has some availability

Try and stay away from Brokers, as the poster above stated.

brace yourself for the insane prices people are charging



Do you know anything about that place?
It looks pretty nice but there’s some reviews that spooked me

Posted 7/20/19 9:09 AM
 

loveus
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Re: Apartment renters

Posted by jellybelly79

Posted by hmm

in East Meadow, Heritage Square apartments usually has some availability

Try and stay away from Brokers, as the poster above stated.

brace yourself for the insane prices people are charging



Do you know anything about that place?
It looks pretty nice but there’s some reviews that spooked me



Not sure your budget but I feel rent is expensive. You can check online.

Posted 7/20/19 9:38 AM
 

hmm
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Re: Apartment renters

Posted by jellybelly79

Posted by hmm

in East Meadow, Heritage Square apartments usually has some availability

Try and stay away from Brokers, as the poster above stated.

brace yourself for the insane prices people are charging



Do you know anything about that place?
It looks pretty nice but there’s some reviews that spooked me



PM you

Posted 7/21/19 12:16 PM
 

jamnmore
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Apartment renters

I rent out an apartment. I have had to rent it twice in 7 years. I usually go by word of mouth. I posted my apartment in a local facebook group and within an hour had over 90 responses of people looking for an apartment, most of them like you looking to upgrade. As the owner I will say that the competition is fierce. If you are looking to rent in a private home, try to offer something to make yourself stand out. Out of the responses I received. I rented my apartment within 3 days of the posting.

Posted 7/22/19 10:16 AM
 

jellybelly79
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Re: Apartment renters

Posted by jamnmore

I rent out an apartment. I have had to rent it twice in 7 years. I usually go by word of mouth. I posted my apartment in a local facebook group and within an hour had over 90 responses of people looking for an apartment, most of them like you looking to upgrade. As the owner I will say that the competition is fierce. If you are looking to rent in a private home, try to offer something to make yourself stand out. Out of the responses I received. I rented my apartment within 3 days of the posting.



It’s crazy out there! We went to an open house yesterday for an apartment in a house in Wantagh and I said to my DH we don’t stand a chance there were a million people there! I also didn’t feel comfortable giving some random guy an application with my social security number and information either.
Luckily we don’t have to move but just want to so no rush but never did I think it would be so competitive!

Posted 7/22/19 10:26 AM
 
 

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