Posts Tagged ‘Queens’

Tips for Finding an Affordable Apartment in a High-rent Area

September 4, 2013 Leave a comment

New York-based Zara Realty built its business on the premise of assisting clients in locating clean, safe, and affordable apartments in the desirable borough of Queens and neighboring Long Island. As the staff at Zara Realty knows, in an urban setting, finding apartments to meet this criteria is not always easy. However, sometimes thinking outside the box can help a person find the right apartment at a reasonable cost.

Two related tricks for saving on monthly rent involve eyes and ears. Tenants who can tolerate an ugly view or a bit more noise might have the chance to score a cheaper place to live. Apartments that face construction sites, bridges, tunnels, or highways are less desirable than those facing the park or even the street. Likewise, apartments located above a restaurant or those on a busy intersection with increased noise levels can potentially rent for less.

Also, the vast majority of leases end in the summer. Few people look to move during the winter months when slush and snow can make hauling a hassle. The result is that building managers and owners might be more willing to negotiate a cheaper rate to fill a vacancy, which increases a renter’s opportunity to find an awesome apartment for less.


Why Live in Queens?

August 15, 2013 Leave a comment

Based in Jamaica, New York, Zara Realty specializes in renting beautiful and spacious luxury apartments and condominiums in the Queens and Long Island areas of New York City. Queens is rapidly becoming a popular place for apartment hunters who otherwise have difficulties finding housing in New York that suits their needs. It can be a great place to live in for a number of reasons.

1. It is more affordable to live in Queens than it is in Manhattan. The average apartment rent per month is substantially cheaper and other expenses such as utilities, food, and the general cost of living are lower, as well.

2. Queens has a diverse population and an incredible cultural variety. It is an excellent choice for renters who are looking for a niche culture or who just want to experience different cultures. It is particularly well known for having a large number of ethnic restaurants.

3. It has a number of arts and cultural opportunities and offers some of the best free events in New York City, including free museum visits, outdoor music and dance performances, international film screenings, and arts festivals.

Queens is at an incredibly commutable distance from Manhattan and is a 20-minute train ride into Midtown. People can live in Queens and commute easily to Manhattan everyday for work.