NYC Real Estate

It’s Saturday morning and I’m currently watching a show on HGTV called Selling New York. Since the hubs and I are currently looking to purchase our first home (in Brooklyn, not Manhattan!), I’ve been watching WAY too many of these sorts of shows lately.

This particular episode is MIND BOGGLING. This woman has 10k a month to spend on renting an NYC 3 bedroom apartment. The realtor acted as though this was an impossibility. AN IMPOSSIBILITY TO FIND 3 BEDROOMS FOR 10K A MONTH!?!?! Are you kidding me? I LIVED in NYC for years and I KNOW that 10k a month is plenty of money to find a 3 bedroom. I couldn’t believe this crazy woman stating it was impossible. Sure enough, once the woman went with a different realtor, she found a place in weeks.

The other thing that baffled me about this episode…if you have 10k a month to spend on rent, why are you not buying a place?  I suppose if they don’t have the down payment, that could be why. But WOW, that’s a lot of money to be tossing into rent and not a mortgage!

That’s all for now! I’m off to a coffee shop to do some reading and writing.

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