New York City is a bustling place, full of people eagerly moving in and around. It is rare to find anyone living in the same space for more than a few years, so it is always important to be on the continuous prowl for new real estate. Patrick Moving & Storage Solutions has been helping New Yorkers with the overwhelming task of moving spaces for decades, and has crafted a unique specialty for moving in this unmistakable city. Before you pack your first box, you’ll first have to pick the right place. While there may be a number of options in the city, your budget is always the most defining factor in any real estate decision.
Here are a few tips from these moving experts on how to move on budget:
- No Fee vs. Broker Fee: If you can, avoid broker fees at all costs. You have all the other typical expenses to worry about; an additional broker fee means you will be paying another person to find an apartment for you. Fees can be upwards of 10 to 15 percent of your annual rent.
- Prepare to Pay Upfront: If you are looking for a new place, start saving in advance and be ready to pay. Real estate in New York City is ravenous, which means leases are signed quickly, often times right there on the spot. Be ready to have the first month’s rent, last month’s rent, and the deposit ready upfront.
- Consider Month to Month: If you are in desperate need to move immediately, a month to month space may be a temporary solution. This allows you to find a new space quickly, but does not tie you to a lease.
Looking for real estate in New York City can be a challenge, but the idiom is true: If you can make it here you can make it anywhere! Follow these moving tips to find your new place on a budget and contact the experts at Patrick Moving & Storage Solutions for your next move. Whether you are going across islands or down the block, call these specialists at (718) 547- 6322 to make moving easy and completely stress-free.