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Is It Legal To Sublet My Room In NYC?

Heading overseas for a brief period of time or just living with a smelly roommate and need a break? You may want to explore subletting options to help cover your part of the rent while you’re gone, and ensure your room is still intact when you return. It’s important to remember that there are terms […]

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Can I Get An Apartment In NYC Without A Job?

The New York property rental market can be cut-throat. With the city having famously high rent and living expenses, finding an affordable apartment can be a huge challenge in itself. So, what happens if you don’t have a job? Is it impossible for the unemployed to find an apartment in NYC? The good news is […]

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How to Find a Roommate: The Complete Guide

Finding a roommate in a large city isn’t necessarily difficult–but finding the right roommate can be a tedious, seemingly never-ending process without the proper tools in place. Thankfully, we’re now in an age where sophisticated roommate finders do exist and with them come the tools and resources to make this process a whole lot smoother. […]

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The One Thing Every New Yorker Needs… Renters Insurance

Guest Post about renters insurance by Alex Portera  This is the image of a fire in the East Village of NYC three years ago. The building was home to the famous french fry shop, Pommes Frites, the sushi restaurant Sushi Park, and, unfortunately, my friend Sean’s apartment (his name has been changed to protect his […]

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5 Signs It’s Time To Move

“Change is as good as rest.” This is a common saying but often overlooked by many. Sometimes it is difficult to determine when to change your town having lived there your entire life and most crucially not knowing when you really want to explore new towns. These are just but a few of the signs […]

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Roomi Launches Backgrounds Checks To Make NYC Safer

“Mom, I do this walk everyday, I’ll be fine!” Your parents might worry about you living in the big city but at least they won’t have to worry about who you are living with. Roomi is excited to offer an even more thorough background check program and from September 5th to October 5 th only, […]

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How To Assess Room Share Ads In NYC

As you traverse the net in search of a room to share and potential roommates, you’re going to come across a lot of different styles of ads. Some will be from legit people looking for a good situation. Others . . . not so much. Here is a helpful guide on what to look for […]

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Best Features In A NYC Apartment Finder

Every apartment finder is a little bit different, and there is no shortage of websites that specialize in the New York City area. With so many options, it can be tough to figure out how to prioritize one over the other. Here is a list of qualities you should look for in the best apartment […]

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Where Millennials Are Looking To Live in NYC This Summer

Roomi’s quarterly report on where to live in NYC. Where are people looking and how much are they willing to pay for the hottest neighborhoods? Find out if you are below or way above the median rent in NYC. Or why you should be ditching Williamsburg for Jamaica. Download Full Report Here

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How To Sublet In NYC

The biggest cause of stress for most of us in New York isn’t traffic, it isn’t neighbors . . . it’s rent. 80% of millennials can’t afford NYC rent. Which makes sense since the average price of rent is 120% higher than the national average. No wonder, right? And if you ever wanted to take […]