The rental marketplace has been flooded with thousands of listings for the first time in years, with many landlords offering more than the usual monthly rent.
While the sites are filled with the usual rent, many of them are also offering deals on things like the number of bedrooms in a house, the amount of space for a child to sleep in a room, and the amount the landlord can spend on renovations.
The New York Post recently profiled a woman who has been in a long-term lease with a Manhattan landlord for more than two years.
The woman, who is not identified in the piece, had recently moved in and wanted to rent her home in the boroughs Bronx and Queens, but she wasn’t sure how to get her money’s worth.
The article quoted the woman, a woman with three kids and an apartment in the Bronx, as saying, “I feel like my landlord is trying to take advantage of me.”
After a lot of searching online, the woman found her next lease through a Craigslist ad that listed a house that had been vacant for several years.
This time around, she was able to get a two-bedroom house for $3,400 per month, as opposed to the standard $2,500.
The landlord told the woman she could pay up to $1,000 per month in taxes, and it would have been up to her to find the money to pay that out, as she did not have a car.
So the woman went ahead and did.
After she made her payment, she called her landlord, and they confirmed that the amount was indeed correct, as the rent was actually less than the advertised rent.
“The landlord told me that they did the math, and that I paid the amount,” the woman said.
“They actually paid less than what they were saying it was.”
The landlord also confirmed that it is not unusual for the same landlord to give away a large number of units at the same time, as they are all in the same building.
“It is possible that they are actually charging more rent than what was actually advertised,” the landlord told The Post.
“I am not sure why that would be, but that is my understanding.
It is very rare to get the same deal twice.”
The New Yorker also spoke with another woman who found a similar deal through a similar Craigslist ad.
“There are two things I need to tell you,” she told The New American, “1) I was on the phone with my landlord and he said he could rent to me for $2 per month and we agreed that I could rent it at that rate, but he did not tell me the details.
I am very surprised, because I had paid $4,000 for this house in the past.”
The woman said that after getting a new lease, she decided to keep the same address, so that she can keep paying rent.
When she asked the landlord about the deal, he was adamant that she should not make a mistake.
“If you come here and start looking at your property and you get a deal that’s not fair, I’ll do everything in my power to stop you,” he said.
While the problem with Craigslist rentals has been widely reported, the realtor that did the research for The New Yorkers piece said that the real estate industry is still struggling to understand what is going on, and why the market is flooded with new listings.
“A lot of people think that because the market has gone up, there’s no room for people who are already renting,” said Mark Zandi, a partner at Zandi & Associates, which has a large office in the Brooklyn building.
“[The] market has been going up and down for years, and when it goes up, people tend to buy and move.”
Zandi said that while Craigslist is a valuable source of information, it is hard to gauge whether it is actually helping buyers and sellers.
“You have to look at it as a marketplace,” Zandi told The American.
“When you get to a point where there’s a large quantity of listings, it’s easy to see that people are trying to maximize their returns, and people are bidding on their houses.”
The rental market in New England is also a big driver of the housing bubble.
In New York, New York State has a housing bubble in place.
And, while the realty industry has been reporting a large increase in listings for houses in the city, the New York Daily News reported that “the surge in listings over the past month is likely to be a temporary, if not permanent, phenomenon, due to the housing shortage.”
The article also noted that the prices of houses have skyrocketed in recent months, with the average price in New Jersey up 25 percent over the same period.
While there are still plenty of listings in the area, the problem has been compounded by the fact that many of the properties are not listed