Category Archives: apartment hunt

Water, Water Everywhere

While I’ve been finishing the sprint to the final paperwork that makes me a debtor to the bank, I’ve also been asking around for recommendations on moving companies. Friends mention several, and reviews of yelp suggest a few that seem promising (till I scroll to the inevitable “I hated this company. They are useless and kick puppies” rant each is graced with by some unhappy soul). Continue reading

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Walkthrough and Closing

The last steps before you finally commit to the home buying purchase is the walkthrough and the closing. In my case, once the closing was scheduled for a Tuesday morning, the listing agent and I scheduled a time for me … Continue reading

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Will It/Won’t It?

One might expect the sale of a co-op apartment that doesn’t need to go through board approval to happen in three months or less. I started wooing this one at the end of August. Continue reading

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NYC Apartment Hunt: The Saga (or Kitchen Sink Drama) Continues

You get to a point in this process where you start to forget what you’re doing or why you’re doing it. Everything acquires a haze of deja vu that alternates with a mental fog. Guy Pierce and Aamir Khan’s drastic … Continue reading

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Next in NYC Apartment Hunting…

The apartment hunt continues Continue reading

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NYC Apartment Hunt: Season Two

After 2014’s havey cavey retreat from apartment buying, I renewed my rental lease for a year. I calculated that I could go back to the hunt in spring 2015, and have a new place by the end of the lease … Continue reading

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So You Think You Can Buy a New York Apartment?

I came to the U.S. with less than a $1000. I spent $650 in the first week on the deposit and rent for my share of a 1-bedroom rental and lived on the remaining money for the several weeks than … Continue reading

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