|Moving to New York City|
With real estate that moves at the speed of light, acquiring a New York City apartment is tougher than purchasing a home in many other parts of the world. Moreover, rents have continued to climb over the years and the vacancy rate is at an all-time low. This means one thing: it’s nearly impossible for a newcomer to find a safe, affordable apartment in “The City That Never Sleeps” without paying the standard brokers’ fee, which is typically 12-15 percent of a year’s rent.
|Sarah Beth Hill is the founder of Perfect Strangers of NYC|