Fort Lee vs. Bergen County: Which is The Best Place for Apartment Rentals?

Many people plan to move, but aren’t quite sure which neighborhood is the best to settle down in. It’s difficult when you’ve got such a big city like New York City which, of course, is amazing, but has so many locations you can barely choose one.

If you think Fort Lee and Bergen County are good places to live, you are on the right path. Both of them have a large list of advantages that makes it worthwhile when making the decision to move.

Okay, but you can’t live in both places, right? So let’s see which one really fits your needs, based on places of interest, landscape and architecture.

The architecture of Fort Lee, NJ apartments is very attractive; residences are modern with a unique style. Fort Lee apartments are ideal for those who love luxury and enjoy living in fashionable buildings. An example of one is The Modern, located at 800 Park Avenue, a unique building with the best views, fine finishes and all the amenities you could ever imagine.

At Fort Lee, you can find waterfront homes for sale or rent, a real luxury only a few can afford.

Rental apartments at Fort Lee are usually high, but really worth it. You are paying for a style of living that you deserve and that you dreamed of all your life.

You can enjoy many activities, such as visiting the Fort Lee Museum, the Fort Lee Historic Park, iPic Theatre Hudson Lights, and Constitution Park.

On the other hand, Bergen County offers its residents tranquil places to live, if they want, but with an easy commute to the city. Buildings in Bergen County are both luxurious and affordable, and you can also rent beautiful townhouses which represent the architecture of the area.

There are also many places you can visit and spend a nice afternoon with your friends or family:

At Hackensack Riverkeeper, you can practice canoeing and kayaking. It’s the perfect place for sports lovers or for taking your kids out for an adventure.

The Camp Glen Grey is a rustic campground that offers weekend overnight camping for those who love nature or want to spend an exciting time with family or friends.

Other points of attraction are the Aviation Hall of Fame & Museum, known for its historic aircraft, and The Wine Makers Cellar, where you can make your own red or white wine from scratch!

It’s difficult to decide which place is the best to live, as both offer different attractions according to residents’ needs and interests. Whichever one you choose, you will be making the right decision. Good luck!

Do Rent Incentives Make Luxury Rentals in Manhattan More Affordable?

225 East 39th Street offers 2 months free rent on a 14 month lease When moving into a new apartment, everybody is looking to get some sort of deal to offset the cost of the monthly rent, but do these incentives really make a difference when it comes to your bottom line?

Concessions were offered on 29 percent of transactions involving luxury rentals in Manhattan in April 2017. Most of the concessions are centered around the amount of the monthly rent and the length of the lease. Does it really matter that you sign a 14 month lease, and pay for 12 months? When you are paying almost $5000 per month in rent, I think it does.

The second most popular concession involves the broker fee. If the landlord picks up the broker fee, the potential tenant saves an additional 10% of the annual rent. On that same amount of rent, the broker fee comes out to $6,000. That is an expense you won’t have to pay if you decide to stay put and renew your lease.

At 225 East 39th Street, there is a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment available with a listed price of $4256 per month when you sign a 14 month lease. The actual price of the apartment is $4965 per month for 12 months, but you get to live there for 2 months before you have to start paying rent. One would be wise to set aside at least a portion of the rent during those two months. The listing on also indicates you won’t be charged a broker fee.

At first, the incentive made sense to me, but then I sat down and really considered what was being offered. The advertisement makes it appear as though you are saving just over $700 per month, but in reality you are paying the original $4965 per month, you just have 2 months to prepare for it. In my mind, the incentives don’t make it more affordable, it just defers the amount you have to pay up front.

What happens when it is time to renew your lease? Do you get the same deal or do you have to renegotiate your lease terms?