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By urban living | ESSENTIALS | 10 Apr 2012

Student Housing in New York? Not A Problem Anymore!

Looking for housing in New York? A student has to face various problems while looking for a decent place to put up in. Students are usually on a limited budget so they can’t afford a luxurious apartment in the heart of the city. People might also refuse to rent apartments to students as they feel that there will always be parties or drinking problems.

However, there is a very effective way to begin your search for apartments in New York. All you have to do is look up the available property listings and get in touch with an agent. Before you select an apartment, there are a few things that you need to consider:

* Budget – This is perhaps the most significant constraint for a student. You have to look for a modest apartment at a reasonable price. Always choose a place that you can afford. People make the common mistake of renting a home that is beyond their budget. As a result of which, they have to work doubly hard to generate enough income for their rent and monthly expenses.

* Shared apartments – If you split the rent with a roommate, it will ease the burden on you a bit. Just make sure that the person you are sharing your apartment with, is reliable and will pay the rent on time. Try not to share with any random person as this might be risky.

* Neighborhood – You should choose an area that fits your expectations. Talk to the neighbors so that you can have a good idea about how things are. Friendly neighbors are a bonus because they can help you out in a case of emergencies.

* Facilities available – Ideally, there should be a good transportation system so that you can easily commute to your university. Post offices, medical shops, and department stores should be located at a convenient distance from the apartment.

* Features – Finally, the features of the apartment should also be taken into account. Check if there is a proper plumbing system. You don’t want to experience the problem of dry showers in the morning when you need to take a bath, right? Always rent a place that meets your requirements. For instance, will you rent an unfurnished apartment? Do you need two bedrooms? Find out if the flat in question has all the features of your choice.

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