Don’t waste time with dishonest listings. Only Localize.city can tell you the truth about living in every apartment NYC. Bed bugs? History of mice? No heat and hot water? All of those are highlighted on Localize.city to save you from moving into a home that isn’t what you expected Not just that – Localize.city also … Continue reading Why your next apartment search should start at Localize.city
Six months since the launch of Localize.city, the smartest home-search platform is pulling back the curtain to reveal what New Yorkers care about most when looking for a home. For the first time, New Yorkers can search for homes not just by neighborhood, but based on their actual needs: from good sunlight to highly-rated schools … Continue reading What do New Yorkers care most about when looking for a home?
It’s an open secret that Manhattan is currently a buyer’s market. But just because you can get great mortgage rates and a good deal on the sale price doesn’t mean you’re actually getting a good deal. Buying an apartment, whether it’s a condo or a co-op, comes with monthly fees, known as common charges or … Continue reading Comparing Monthly Apartment Fees across New York
Jonathan Miller is a “rock star” appraiser and the President and CEO of Miller Samuel. Jonathan joined us to talk about sleeping on his parent’s floor in Manhattan, getting his first apartment, and what it’s like for an appraiser who works during the day to look out on NYC’s night sky. Give it a listen … Continue reading LISTEN: My First Apartment Ep 2, Jonathan Miller ‘Rock Star’ Appraiser
Jarrett Murphy joined us to discuss his first apartment, which smelled of cigarettes (pre-Bloomberg) and frozen hamburgers cooked on a George Foreman grill. The executive editor at City Limits chatted about other experiences there that weren’t so bad for his cardiovascular health, including learning basic plumbing skills and redoing the floors. Want to find your … Continue reading LISTEN: My First Apartment Ep 1, Jarrett Murphy of City Limits
My First Apartment is a conversation about all of the crazy and awful (and possibly amazing) things we remember about our first NYC apartments. This podcast is hosted by Localize.city, a home search platform that can help you avoid the worst when finding your first (or last) apartment in New York. Continue reading My First Apartment: The Podcast
New York City enacted a new law about a year ago requiring apartment buildings with more than three units to create smoking policies, explicitly posting whether they’re smoke-free or not. Despite this law passing, and the near ubiquity of nicotine vapes across the city, many new Yorkers are still complaining about neighbors smoking in buildings. … Continue reading Now you can know before you move if second-hand smoke might be a problem in the building
Heat and hot water problems are the most common complaints to the city’s 311 hotline. In fact, about a quarter of all rentals on the market as of Sept. 22, 2019, had at least one heat or hot water complaint in the building in the last 12 months, according to an analysis from home search … Continue reading Cold Showers and Broken Radiators
When the U.S. Open comes to town, tennis seems to take over the city, and for a few weeks it’s cool to wear a visor. If you’re not in the stands at Flushing’s USTA Bille Jean King National Tennis Center or glued to a TV catching the matches, and instead want to get in a … Continue reading Where are NYC’s public tennis courts?
As residential development has boomed in many corners of the city and several school districts are bursting at the seams, the city is opening several new schools this year and in the coming years. But finding space for these buildings is rarely easy. Many end up being built on less-than-desirable parcels, often near heavily trafficked … Continue reading Hidden hazards: Hundreds of public schools are near a heavily polluting roads