New York City is the hub of luxury and non luxury apartments and if you are someone who is looking for accommodation in New York, be sure to read the article until the end as we will be providing every information related to housing in New York.

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There are various options available to you, either you can rent an apartment and live by yourself or you can pony up the amount and share the rented apartment with other people, this is what we call coliving. 

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How can you find an apartment in New York

There are numerous ways you can find a shared apartment in New York. We will succinctly explain the same to you

  1. Use a middleman or broker

It is always recommended to count on middlemen and real estate brokers to help you find spaces which can be shared by different like-minded folks.

If you are looking for rental space in New York, where there is generally great competition as people from different countries prefer to reside there, you need to talk with a handful of real estate agents who can guide you through it.

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  1. Look for the apartment a month or two prior to actually moving in 

It is always recommended to look for apartments in advance before actually shifting to some apartment. As per real estate brokers, the second and third weekends are always the busiest in New York so it is wise to look for the same in the first weekend of the month. This way you will be able to get the best deals as there’ll be less competition. 

  1. Touring smaller buildings in New York is preferable than bigger ones

More often than not, an apartment in a 300-unit managed building with various amenities like swimming pool, computer lounge, weight room, etc will cost you more than the same size and shape apartment in an 8-9 unit building. So, look for the one that is in tune with you and your partners.

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  1. Use social media to know about various apartments

Why are the various social media apps on your phone when you aren’t even going to use them? Post about your hunt for apartments on various social networking sites so that those living in the apartments of New York city can reach out to you and help you reach a conclusion. 

Also, there’s always some likelihood that you’d find someone with similar interest, looking for someone they can move in with so why not search your coliving partner through social media?

  1. Take at least a 13-month lease 

Competitive marketplace calls for wise and smart measures and as you all know New York is the place everyone yearns to live in, leasing an apartment can help get you the landlord’s attention. So, negotiating a 13-14 lease can get you and your peers a good apartment. 

  1. Beware of scammers

Always be wary of scammers waiting to take you to the cleaners. Those who are asking you for some penny to shepherd you through various apartments before you actually move in, just step back and block the person as the person is most likely a scammer waiting for his next target. There are a number of sites on the internet that offer exemplary coliving apartments at an affordable price. 

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Is Coliving Recommended?

Coliving, or in colloquial terms co-housing or room-sharing, is a trend that has picked up momentum in foreign countries. As the name suggests, in coliving NYC, like-minded individuals or complete strangers agree upon living together in a rented house/apartment. Apartment, exclusively put up for coliving, offers 2-3 bedrooms with common and shared spaces like living room, balcony, kitchen and washroom.

The benefits of the coliving is that you can divide the amount due and live together. This way you will have someone by your side to regularly check up on you and since the amount is to be paid up in a shared form, it proves to be an affordable alternative for students or those who have come from foreign countries.

These were the few ways you can rent a shared space. You need to consider all of these before actually moving in.