Top 5 Rentenna NYC Apartment Reviews of the Week: “My Apartment even had mushrooms growing out of the ceiling."

October 18, 2011

Our goal at Rentenna is to develop a community of renters who can share their personal apartment experiences with each other as well as giving you objective criteria to know what an apartment is really like in our Rentenna Score.  Find below our picks for top rental reviews of the week based on a 1-5 score. (1-Worst, 5-Best)

Do you have a rental experience you would like to share? Add your review now by searching for your building here. If you can’t find your building on our site email us at hello@rentenna.com and we will add it within 24 hours.


Property: 417 East 9th Street Review, Rating: 2

Pros: Excellent location
Cons: The building has plumbing/pipe issues, most of them being old and often leaking. Some of the apartments have issues with severe leaking when it rains. My apartment even had mushrooms growing out of the ceiling. Jakobson is extremely unhelpful in all regards to fixing any issues/problems. Don't rent with Jakobson.

Property: Herald Towers at 50 West 34th Street Review, Rating: 2
Pros: near every subway
Cons: in a complete tourist area, roof deck is rarely open and when it is its only open until 7 pm

Property: 75 Wall Street Review, Rating: 4
Pros: Amazing roof terrace, gym, theatre room & pool table!
Cons: Location wise, it's not got much cool points being on Wall Street

Property: The Electra at 354 East 91st Street Review, Rating: 5
Pros: modern, great staff, amazing views, beautiful apartments, super clean
Cons: far from subway.

Property: 23 Leroy Street Review, Rating: 4
Pros: Great street and location. Management company is responsive and keeps building clean and well-maintained.
Cons: Common area is a little dated/could use updating.

Stonehenge NYC NO-FEE Luxury Apartments of the Week!

October 13, 2011

 Stonehenge No-Fee Rental Apartments in the Upper West Side, Chelsea, Gramercy Park and Midtown West all available now and for no-fee.

Stonehenge Village at 135 West 96th Street, Rentenna Score: 99 (Premier!)

Upper West Side, Features & Amenities:

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath $3,250 immediately Contact Leasing Mgr »

8 Gramercy Park South, Rentenna Score: 73 (Very Good!)

Gramercy Park, Features & Amenities:

Studio, 1 Bath $3,050 immediately Contact Leasing Mgr »
-- Studio, 1 Bath $3,195 immediately Contact Leasing Mgr »

Stonehenge Gardens at 108 West 15th Street, Rentenna Score: 81 (Excellent!)

Chelsea, Features & Amenities:

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath $3,450 immediately Contact Leasing Mgr »

 

The Olivia at 315 West 33rd Street, Rentenna Score: 98 (Premier!)

Chelsea, Features & Amenities:

Studio, 1 Bath $2,650 immediately Contact Leasing Mgr »
Studio, 1 Bath $2,725 immediately Contact Leasing Mgr »
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath $3,375 immediately Contact Leasing Mgr »
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath $3,395 immediately Contact Leasing Mgr »
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath $3,495 immediately Contact Leasing Mgr »

Stonehenge Towers at 210 West 89th Street, Rentenna Score: 93 (Excellent!)

Upper West Side, Features & Amenities:

Studio, 1 Bath $2,650 immediately Contact Leasing Mgr »
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath $3,350 immediately Contact Leasing Mgr »
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath $3,695 immediately Contact Leasing Mgr »

The Ritz Plaza at 235 West 48th Street, Rentenna Score: 91 (Excellent!)

Midtown West, Features & Amenities:

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath $3,395 immediately Contact Leasing Mgr »
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath $3,495 immediately Contact Leasing Mgr »
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath $3,550 immediately Contact Leasing Mgr »

 

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TheRealDeal.com says Insurent Guarantor Service Enables Foreigners & Students to Rent in NYC

October 11, 2011

TO FIND NYC APARTMENTS THAT CURRENTLY ACCEPT THE INSURENT LEASE GUARANTOR PROGRAM CLICK HERE!

Last week The Real Deal questioned if "international guarantors are worth the risk" and said that foreign students have major difficulties in renting NYC apartments because their parents are not acceptable to landlords/owners as guarantors. The Real Deal also discussed how  Insurent Lease Guarantor service is helping landlords solve this problem.

"New York landlords are reluctant to accept guarantors from overseas, or even outside the Tri-State area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Yet with the growing number of international students seeking apartments in the city's cutthroat rental market, the high bar to international guarantors has increasingly become a problem for both students and the landlord...To most landlords, an international guarantor is no guarantor at all, experts said. Not only is it difficult to verify credit history, it's also an ordeal to go after an international guarantor in the event that a tenant skips out on rent...

Indeed, most landlords apply the same logic to American guarantors who live outside the Tri-State Area..."If somebody did not pay their rent, it would be very difficult for the landlord to go ahead and collect that rent from somebody that's in the [U.S.] far away, or outside the country," said Gordon Golub, Citi Habitats' director of rentals...

International students do have other options, like turning to Insurent....Billed as the city's only institutional guarantor, Insurent will underwrite a lease for a foreign tenant with no U.S. credit history for 110 percent of a month's rent -- which brokers and landlords said is filling a niche." (TheRealDeal.com)

Given that there are approximately 44,000 foreign students attending school in NYC, many owners and foreign students have been using Insurent Lease Guaranty to solve this major problem quickly and easily for both parties. Some of the biggest landlords in NYC do not show apartments to foreign or domestic students until they are prequalified by Insurent so that they know they can accept the student(s) without any risk of loss.

Jeffrey Geller, Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Insurent,commented, "Besides being applicable to foreign students, Insurent is also used to eliminate the guarantor problem for countless others including foreign employed persons, US and foreign persons with significant cash liquid assets, US students, self-employed persons, retirees, and many others who have good credit but do not quite meet the owners' 40-50x income test. Moreover, owners are realizing that not only does Insurent take away all risk of loss regarding a renter, but, even more importantly, Insurent enables owners to significantly increase their cash flow while closing many more leases. It's a win-win for renters and owners."

ABOUT INSURENT 
The Insurent® Lease Guaranty Program was created to serve renters, landlords, condo/co-op owners, and brokers and relocation specialists by offering the first institutional guarantor of residential leases. Insurent Lease Guaranty has been featured in the New York Times, The Real Deal, The New York Real Estate Journal and Real Estate Weekly.

The Insurent® Lease Guaranty Program is underwritten and issued by Argonaut Insurance Company, a property and casualty insurance company rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best. Instead of looking for an individual guarantor or co-signer, or having to pay a significantly larger security deposit or prepaid rent, a renter may utilize the Insurent® Lease Guaranty to satisfy the landlord's financial and credit requirements.

Top 5 Rentenna NYC Apartment Reviews of the Week: “The elevator is usually broken and the super refuses to do his job"

October 10, 2011

Our goal at Rentenna is to develop a community of renters who can share their personal apartment experiences with each other as well as giving you objective criteria to know what an apartment is really like in our Rentenna Score.  Find below our picks for top rental reviews of the week based on a 1-5 score. (1-Worst, 5-Best)

Do you have a rental experience you would like to share? Add your review now by searching for your building here. If you can’t find your building on our site email us at hello@rentenna.com and we will add it within 24 hours.

 

Property: 207 East 27th Street, Rating: 3
Pros: Great value for a good location, clean building, and a good management company. Bathrooms and kitchens have all been redone along with the laundry room and hallways.
Cons: No amenities, but still good value for the price.

Property: 631 Edgecombe Avenue, Rating: 2
Pros: The is an elevator, they allow pets and there is a park across the street
Cons: The elevator is usually broken and the super refuses to do his job

Property: The Electra at 354 east 91st street, Rating: 5
Pros: modern, great staff, amazing views, beautiful apartments, super clean
Cons: far from subway.

Property: 23 Leroy Street, Rating: 4
Pros: Great street and location. Management company is responsive and keeps building clean and well-maintained.
Cons:Common area is a little dated/could use updating.
Property: 516 East 5th Street, Rating: 4
Pros: Great location for young people, lots of great (and cheap!) restaurants and bars to crawl home from. Great street, lots of room to double park.
Cons: TINY apartments. Noise. Don't bother trying to recycle, super just throws everything out.


Rentenna.com in amNewYork! "How to turn your Phone into a broker"

October 06, 2011

By: Graham Wood, original link

amNY scopes out savvy apps and Web tools to find your next pad

"So what's an apartment shopper to do to find the best digital partners? Whether you're renting or buying, amNewYork has culled some of the smartest websites and apps to ease your search. "

Rentenna.com is listed below as one of the top apps to find your quality NYC apartment rental!