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Are you currently agonizing over moving out of the ‘hood and exploring what options there are beyond Park Slope?
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.
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!
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Things to Think About When Moving (including what to tip movers!)
Apartment Listing Websites recommended by Park Slope Parents members:
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.
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 :
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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
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