I've seen the IKEA tiny Brooklyn apartment, and after apartment hunting in Brooklyn and Manhattan I can tell you almost NO apartment in the city has such an optimal layout, especially with such a large bedroom! Yes that was 391 square feet, I believe it, but it isn't realistic. It's just cute to look at and imagine what it might be like to find a tiny apartment that was originally built and intended to be a tiny apartment (most of them seem to be sliced up pieces of houses or other apartments!).
A Look at IKEA Brooklyn's Tiny 391-Square-Foot Model Apartment Inhabitat
|9/4/12 10:07 AM|
In general, I dislike brokers. In Houston and Chicago I was able to find great apartments without brokers, just by driving around the neighborhood to see "for rent" signs or by combing through craigslist. In NYC (Manhattan and the popular parts of Brooklyn, at least), the vacancy rate is so low that it's really hard to find a place without a broker unless you are physically fit (for tons of walking) and have a super flexible schedule (to view a place at the last minute).
Apartment Brokerage Fees: A Do or a Don't?
|8/17/12 9:10 AM|