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Real Estate Broker Offers Apartment-Hunting Advice As Manhattan Rents Surpass Pre-Pandemic Levels – CBS New York

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — CBS2 reported Thursday about a new real estate report showing rents have not only rebounded in Manhattan, many have surpassed pre-pandemic levels.

CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge spoke to a broker who has some advice for those no longer able to find any good deals.

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“They gave me three months along with a small additional discount and gym membership, so it was a slightly better deal during the pandemic, but now basically all that’s been erased,” Dr. Amir Mahajer said.

His discounted lease from last year is coming due. He was told by management at his full-amenities apartment building in Hell’s Kitchen that he has ten days to respond to a new offer.

“With a 25% increase from year over year … Even as a higher earning professional in the city, I think I’m probably going to have to move,” Mahajer said.

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