Local Tips
Local Tips

Finding a New Home in New York City

If you’re already a resident of the United States, or are thinking of moving there at some point in the future, we’d bet that living in New York City has come to mind at some point. Many people dream of living in the fast paced, exciting Big Apple, but it’s not a walk in the park to achieve.


If you’re already a resident of the United States, or are thinking of moving there at some point in the future, we’d bet that living in New York City has come to mind at some point. Many people dream of living in the fast paced, exciting Big Apple, but it’s not a walk in the park to achieve.

Like many big cities, accommodation can be hard to come by, and pretty expensive if you’re looking to live close to the city center, but it’s not impossible to find somewhere to live that’s decent, and affordable — you just need to know your stuff, which is where we come in!

Finding a new home in New York City

As we’ve mentioned, finding a place to live in the city can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. Take a look at our tips to make your moving day easier on you!

  • Search ahead of time
    Make sure you shop around for property; not every website is going to have the same properties, so it’s worthwhile taking a look at more than one. Some great places to look are Zillow, Redfin, Homelight, and the NY Times website.
  • Pay a visit
    We’re sure if you’re thinking of moving into NY city, you’ve probably already visited, perhaps for a holiday. It’s worthwhile heading back before you cement your decision, however. Spend a few days getting to know the city and scouting around the area you’d like to move to. Be sure that where you wanted to live is right for you.
  • Be willing to compromise
    Although this may seem like it’s contradicting the previous point, you need to be aware that housing in big cities can be incredibly pricey, so a willingness to compromise is essential. Could you live just outside the city and commute for work to make housing costs cheaper? Perhaps consider living with a room mate to split costs? Think about things that you’re willing to compromise on, and those you’re 100% set on.
  • Go direct
    Many buildings will have a rental office on site, and going direct to this office can save you money in paying a fee for a broker or an agent, which you can then put in to furnishing or improving your new home. If you’re looking to buy on a new development, then there are usually show homes to view and offices where you can speak to the development managers about purchasing a plot.
  • Buy cheap and improve
    Buying a property at the lower end of the price scale doesn’t mean you’re going to end up with a rubbish home. You can save yourself money on the initial purchase and improve it as you go; especially if the property needs only a few simple repairs and some aesthetic improvements.

Real estate, redefined

No matter where you’d like to live, Domobase can connect you with the finest Real Estate Agents and Landlords in that area. Simply link your social media profile to our app, tell us where you’d like to live and we’ll have someone great contact you!


Charlotte is the content creator for Domobase, a freelance content marketer and creative fiction writer. When not scribbling away, she can usually be found with her nose in a book.