Month: May 2017

5 Best Apartments For Under $2000 Near Williamsburg, Brooklyn

You want to live in a nice neighborhood without breaking the bank, no? Well, these apartments are a hundreds shy of $2,000. 1. 405 Broadway APT 2F, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – $1,825/month (Studio) You just want to be in the center of the action while living in a large studio that affords you all that privacy and space you need, without breaking the bank. 405 Broadway, Brooklyn has a lot happening, and it is literally a few steps from Hewes J/M train. This apartment is not furnished, but doesn’t that make it all the more fun? Imagine what you would...

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Living is Expensive!

I can tell you right now, when I move out of NYC, it won’t be Redfin catching my statistics. A report from the pioneering company shows migration patterns from ultra-expensive cities to just plain expensive cities!  I mean people from SF moving to Seattle is I guess saving some dough.  But I’m not so sure the migration from LA to SD is saving anyone any money. We’ve definitely seen some stories in about Bostonians moving to Portland, Maine.  But guess what – those stories all use Redfin as their source!  At least we know this shows where Redfin users are...

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AirBnB settled in SF, is your city next?

True story… My neighbors at our Brooklyn apartment loved renting out their place on AirBNB.  And the idiot that I was kept their lodgers entertained when my actual neighbors forgot there were lodgers meeting them for a key.  A couple of times I actually had dinner w/ these said lodgers.  Now it was against our condo board to use AirBnB or otherwise rent your unit for short-term rentals.  But I know a few neighbors did this.  And why not?  I paid 4k for my apartment. They’d get 2k for a week!  I’d have done the same, had I actually...

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Alexa, can you please annoy my neighbors?

So you’ve got your awesome apartment.  But you’re short on funds.  You can’t quite afford several nights out with friends.  You don’t have the awesome setup to have friends over either.  What to do?  Do what I do and wallow in my misery w/ technology.  I’ve tried all the assistants out there. Obviously, if money’s no object, go out and buy an AppleTV or the Echo and hook it up to your new Sonos sound system.  But if you just plunked down what you had on a deposit and rent.  Then you have to budget a little.  For that...

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WTF is Sling TV?

We finally cut the cord.  We’ve done our research.  But it doesn’t seem like there’s a good choice out there that meets all our criteria. Sling, a product from the Dish Network, is a popular cord-cutting alternative TV provider.  For many sports fans, they become the default choice since they offer ESPN, FS1 and others.  They also often have special offers for freebies like this Roku player.  The service, however, isn’t without its shortcomings. When you Google Sling, it should definitely read that title.  I find it highly suspect that what bills itself as a la carte TV isn’t...

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