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Real Estate Broker Offers Apartment-Hunting Advice As Manhattan Rents Surpass Pre-Pandemic Levels


NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — CBS2 reported Thursday a few new actual property report displaying rents haven’t solely rebounded in Manhattan, many have surpassed pre-pandemic ranges.

CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge spoke to a dealer who has some recommendation for these now not capable of finding any good offers.

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“They gave me three months along with a small additional discount and gym membership, so it was a slightly better deal during the pandemic, but now basically all that’s been erased,” Dr. Amir Mahajer stated.

His discounted lease from final 12 months is coming due. He was instructed by administration at his full-amenities residence constructing in Hell’s Kitchen that he has ten days to answer a brand new supply.

“With a 25% increase from year over year … Even as a higher earning professional in the city, I think I’m probably going to have to move,” Mahajer stated.

If profitable working professionals are being priced out, current school grad Andrew Merchant is questioning what is going to occur to first-time renters like him and his two roommates, who have been thrilled to have the ability to afford a spot in Midtown.

“Signed on for a two-bedroom apartment here for about $5,400 a month … The same apartments are actually going for somewhere between $6,000, $6,500. So we’re a little but concerned,” he stated.

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The common lease in Manhattan for a doorman constructing is at an all-time excessive for December — $5,304. That’s up 15.2% from final 12 months and up 2% from pre-pandemic ranges.

A non-doorman constructing in Manhattan is averaging $3,604. That’s up 14.2% from final 12 months and up 0.7% from pre-pandemic.

For instance, in April 2021, a one-bedroom residence on fifty fifth and Lexington rented for $3,000. In December 2021, an an identical unit within the constructing rented for $4,250.

“Now it’s like, please don’t let 15 people show up and have a fist fight in the apartment,” stated Keyan Sanai, a dealer with Douglas Elliman.

He says this cycle isn’t new. Post-9/11 and 2008 recession, rents dropped and tenants grabbed offers solely to be pushed out a 12 months or two later. He expects as soon as once more, the reductions are performed.

“I said take whatever deal they give you,” Sanai stated.

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Sanai’s recommendation for these pressured to maneuver: look farther uptown, seek for a non-doorman constructing with fewer facilities, and contemplate a transfer to the outer boroughs, like Brooklyn, which continues to be averaging under pre-pandemic costs.

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