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Where to Find “No-Fee” Apartments in New York City

October 15th, 2014

n: No Fee Apartment:

[noh fee uh pahrt muh nt]

A building’s owner or landlord pays the rental fee.

Are you looking for a no-fee apartment in New York City?  We know… it sounds impossible, but really it’s not. Your dream can become reality with a few helpful hints to use in your NYC apartment search.

  1. Search the internet to find a no-fee apartment.  Apply search filters including “No-Fee” and “Landlord Pays Fee” on popular New York City real estate websites like Naked Apartments, Apartable and Street Easy.

  2. Use Craigslist to find a no-fee apartment. Be resourceful and savvy in your search – as not every no-fee apartment listed is as “no-fee”. Some apartments can be listed

  3. Connect with your Network to find a no-fee apartment. Leon T., from Manhattan has found all of his apartments with no fee by using both his professional and personal connections. “Ask around – people know what’s coming up for rent in their buildings.”

  4. Ask your current landlord or property company if they’ve got any no-fee apartments. If you’re looking for a larger (or smaller) apartment and you are a good tenant – your current landlord or property manager may be interested in waiving the fee to keep you as their client.

  5. Skip using a real-estate broker to find a no-fee apartment. Brokers speed along the apartment search process in NYC because they often know about new leases (both no-fee and fee-based apartments), but they come at a price. Keep your options open when you’re searching for an apartment and go directly through the building’s owner if possible.

You’re Moving! Quicklinks to Change Your Address

October 9th, 2014

You’re Moving! Congratulations on finding a new place to call home. Before the big move, click through our CityMove checklist to update your address in all the necessary places.

  • Start by saving yourself a trip to the post office and change your official address on the US Postal Service website. With just a quick $1.05 fee, you can safeguard your information with ID verification.  Save time by selecting ‘family’ if multiple members of your household have the same last name and forwarding address. As a bonus you’ll receive instant access to $500 in valuable coupons.
  • Moving in New York? Update your New York State Records (including NY State Drivers License or ID Card and Vehicle Registration) through the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. Save time online at the DMV by using the online portal. Note: You’ll need your License number and Social Security Number to complete the online change form.
  • To have  electricity and gas turned on in your new place, call Con Edison Electric & Gas before you move. Con Ed lists what you’ll need before you call for service. It may take up to 24 hours for service to be turned on, so call their Customer Support as soon as you have your move-in date. If you’re a current customer, follow these steps but be sure to let the Customer Service Agent know when you will vacate your current address.
  • Schedule an appointment to have the internet, phone and cable installed in your new address. If you’re a current account holder, call your provider to ensure they can continue to provide service for you at your new address. Click on your service provider link to request your service and address change:
  • Time Warner Cable 
  • Verizon Fios 
  • Cablevision
  • Dish 
  • DirecTV
  • RCN
  • Don’t forget to update your address on websites that you receive or make payments to on a monthly basis. These can include but aren’t limited to financial institutions, mortgage companies, your employer, university, and more.

CityMove: Moving Done Right – August NYC Real Estate Round Up

August 24th, 2014

We want to make ALL aspects of moving in NYC easier for you. We’re recapping the best real estate, decorating, moving tips and need-to-know information so you can catch up on the fly.

Check out this month’s roundup- we’re particularly crazy about how Thrillist decoded the New York City rental vocabulary.

What Landlords in NYC could learn from their Madrid counterparts. Brick Underground

20 NYC Rental Terms and their TRUE meanings. Thrillist

Things everyone forgets to check before signing a lease. Cracked

How to Land your Dream Rental in NYC from the Experts. Douglas Elliman

Moving with Children: Tips from a NYC Psychologist

July 15th, 2014

Moving With Children: Tips from a NYC Psychologist

It’s important to prepare your children in advance for your move in New York City. It’s an exciting time for your family, and including your children in the process from the very beginning will help make it a positive experience.

New York City Psychologist, Dr. Lori Woodring, author of “My Very Exciting, Sorta Scary, Big Move,” shares the top three things a parent can do to ease the transition and stress for kids.

1.  Tell your children thoughtfully.  Think about timing, environment and attitude before you tell your children.  Be sure to tell them as soon as you know the news is certain, set the atmosphere for a well-planned conversation that allows times for feelings to be shared and questions answered, and remember to be positive but honest (it’s okay to admit that it might be hard).


2.  Prepare your children for the move.  Get kids excited and involved in the entire process of moving, from researching their new neighborhood, community and schools, and decorating their rooms, to saying goodbye to the people and places they will miss most.


3.  Allow children to express their feelings about the move – good, bad or indifferent.  The more children express and label their feelings, parents can help them talk about ways to manage those feelings and children will be less likely to internalize or act-out negatively at a later time.

Moving with Children: Tips from a NYC Psychologist

My Very Exciting, Sorta Scary, Big Move” is filled with engaging activities  and tips for children and is a guide for parents to stimulate meaningful conversations with their children while providing strategies to manage any feelings that may arise.

Win a copy of Dr. Woodring’s book right now!

1. Follow @CityMoveDotCom on Twitter.  2. Tweet about your tips for moving with kids or a picture of your kids during the move.  Tag #MovingwithChildren. Contest will be live until 8/31/2014 and winner will be selected at random from all participants.