Moving

Moving with Children

Advice from PSP Members about making the transition to a new home as smooth as possible.

 

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Bad Landlords and Bed Bug Disclosure

A guide to helping you find bad landlords and bed bug history in the house hunt!

 

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Security Deposit Tips

One PSP member and licensed Real Estate Broker shares all you need to know for avoiding a security deposit "situation"

 

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Moving beyond Park Slope

Are you currently agonizing over moving out of the ‘hood and exploring what options there are beyond Park Slope?

 

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TOP 10 Things to Think About When Moving (including what to tip movers!)

Moving can be a stressful time. But if you take steps to familiarize yourself with the way it is regulated and what rights and responsibilities you have, you'll likely have a much smoother move. Here are some things to think about as you prepare for your move.

 

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Moving Resources from Park Slope Parents

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Moving?

Here are useful links to bookmark and have handy as you prepare your move. We've got advice about the logistics of moving with small kids, what to tip movers, the differences of small vs. large moves, how to get your security deposit back, bed bugs (ugh), and more!

 

Want PSP member advice?

Things to Think About When Moving (including what to tip movers!)

Security Deposit Tips

Moving with Children

Bad Landlords and Bed Bug Disclosure

 

Apartment Listing Websites recommended by Park Slope Parents members:

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AddressReport: ranks landlords/neighborhood/local amenities.

Streeteasy.com -- advanced search tools including searching by commute time.

UrbanEdgeNY.com -- no fee apartment listings directly from landlords.

InsideDigs -- connects you to the current apartment occupants of units up for rent.

NYBits.com -- aggregates units for rent from other sites.

NakedApartments.com -- landlords/brokers pay monthly fee, but renters do not pay to search. Allows for reviews of brokers.

Craigslist.com -- elder of the bunch, narrow search by borough.

Trulia -- Trulia is an all-in-one real estate site that gives you the local scoop about homes for sale, apartments for rent, neighborhood insights, and real estate markets.

Zillow

Padmapper -- plots listings, depends on current data; gives you a sense of cost variations

RentQuo.comRentQuo.com -- personal concierges find your perfect apartment based on your lifestyle, friends, and hobbies.

getoliver.comgetoliver.com -- app for apartment hunting

padspin.com -- I also found out about another one, but very few listings in PS :

 

Looking for member recommended movers?

Get recommendations from PSP members about movers HERE

 

Looking for member recommended real estate brokers and agents? 

Get recommendations from PSP members about real estate brokers and agents HERE

 

Other resources:

Curbed.com -- good for real estate gossip

New York State Department of Transportation’s Dos and Don’ts

US Department of Transportation’s Protect Your Move website

 

Read more moving advice from PSP HERE