***Stay away from guides and information sites that are geared towards tourists. If you are moving to New York City, you need to be able to understand how the locals live. Sites like NotForTourists.com are great for getting first-hand information about what the city is really like.
***Find a place to stay for a while before you get to New York. Hotels in the city are notoriously expensive, and even a week spent in a hotel can set you back over a thousand dollars. The answer to your housing dilemma may be ...
***Be prepared to live in a much smaller space than you're used to. This is a city where some apartments have bathtubs in the kitchen! Space is at a premium in New York, and as such you'll be paying considerably more rent
for less space, particularly if you want to live in Manhattan (See the latest Residential Rental Market Report HERE).
*** We all know how impossibly tedious NY landlords are... Learn everything about the Rental process and get ready in advance, because you don’t want to find an apartment of your dreams and lose it just because you were not prepared! Moving guide will help you make all the necessary arrangements, and provide you with resources such as Moving Checklist, Tenant/Landlord Handbook and even tips on Tax Deductable Moving expenses!
***Decide in advance what your lifestyle is, so you can better choose the area you want to live in. You'll want a chance to explore the different neighborhoods before committing to a one-year lease. Make sure to also consider the length of your commute to work. Having a longer commute on one subway line is usually easier than having to take shorter trips on two different subway lines. New York also has an extensive bus service, but during rush hours it's usually faster to take the subway. Find more information on Manhattan neighborhoods here and make an informed decision!
With any other questions regarding your move, feel free to contact Haute Properties NY.