Another way we are helping you, the room and roommate finders of New York City, takes us away from the computer and into the real estate landscape itself. With the new availability of HAPshares, and the comfortable, affordable housing possibilities they bring, we’re excited to create a new niche in the housing market.
We at RoomMatchers don’t envision the HAPshares as being a small room and a place for tenants to just have a place to sleep. Instead, we want to provide a cozy room at below-market prices, while facilitating new friendship possibilities and improving our clients’ social equity. Sure, you can find your roommate match on our website and enjoy your HAPshare apartment space along with them. But with these HAPshares you will also be living in a building filled with other like-minded clients of ours, and share communal spaces with them as well. For instance, one building has a garden terrace on the penthouse level, available for all the HAPshare residents to enjoy.
If you’ve read our blog and other local real estate publications, you know all about the housing prices in Manhattan as well as the outer boroughs. Studios in particular average slightly above $2,000 per month in New York. According to RentMetrics.com, the average rent for an East Harlem apartment between July 2013 and June 2014 was nearly $1,600/month. StreetEasy.com currently lists the median East Harlem studio price at almost $1,800/month. Having roommates helps you save money, but that comes at the price of a compromise in privacy. The HAPshares of East Harlem address all of these issues. First, your HAPshare is your own private space. You can rent one at a cost well below that of the average studio at about $1,200/month, while having the chance to meet cool, like-minded people you’ll call roommate and neighbor.
Keep an eye out on RoomMatchers.com for one of these HAPshares and start living the life you’ve already worked so hard to have.