Social media has without any doubt revolutionized the way we communicate with each other over the last few years. At New York Habitat, we are embracing these new ways of communicating, and have launched our first social media account back in 2009. It all started with a Facebook account where we shared with our ever-growing community some tips about New York, Paris, London and the South of France as well as discounts on our apartments and villas. Since then, sharing tips, discounts and more with our online community has become an obsession to us, and we have expanded our presence on most of the world’s largest social media websites.
As of April 2013, New York Habitat is present on more than 8 social networks. Here is where you can find us!
Like us on Facebook
Like us on Facebook
Our Facebook account has been active since 2009. As of March 2013, we have received over 52,000 likes! If you haven’t joined our online community on Facebook yet, here is why you should:
Get exclusive “Facebook” discounts on our apartments and villas in New York, Paris, London and the South of France several times a week.
Get our latest travel tips
Discover our photo albums full of pictures of our latest furnished rentals, vacation rentals, roommate shares and Bed & Breakfast accommodations.
Join the conversation with our 52,000 fans (and counting!)
Let us help you find the perfect Vacation Rental, Furnished Apartment, B&B or Room For Rent for your next trip to New York, Paris, London or the South of France. We take care of everything!
Renting an apartment online is easy and safe if you avoid these 10 common mistakes
Renting an apartment online has become easier and easier over time. Different real estate agencies and companies are offering a database of apartments for rent on their websites. You can see pictures of the apartments, read reviews left by other people, and even book your apartment online.
While offering apartments online has made the process of renting an apartment easier and more enjoyable, it has also opened the door to new scams. To ensure you have a good and safe experience when you rent an apartment online, there are several things you can pay attention to while looking for an apartment.
In this article, we’ll highlight 10 things you should avoid when searching the Internet for accommodation. We’ll also give you tips on how to find safe agencies and apartments, so you can have an enjoyable experience renting an apartment online! Read the entire story here…»
New York is filled with Santas, the Champs Elysées in Paris are looking more gorgeous than ever, London’s Covent Garden is full of shoppers looking for last-minute presents… it looks like it’s that time of the year again!
Our whole team here at New York Habitat wishes you Happy Holidays! May your Christmas be filled with joy, and the New Year bring you happiness, health and prosperity!
As a follow-up to our article in 2008 about where to find reviews about New York Habitat, we wanted to share the latest and greatest sources where you can find reviews of New York Habitat and our apartment rentals in New York, Paris, London and the South of France.
The 1st stop we recommend checking out is New York Habitat’s Google Place page. Here you can find an agglomeration of reviews from around the web including Insider Pages, Judy’s Book, Yahoo, Yelp and more. Currently our rating is 4.7 stars out of 5 based on 277 reviews and growing.
If you are looking for more detailed reviews, we would recommend checking out some of the more specific sites:
One of our favorite places to receive reviews is Facebook because we can interact with our reviewers and respond to any questions or concerns. In addition, you will find tips, discounts and more on our Facebook page. So, please join us in the conversation on Facebook and if you have stayed in one of our apartments, share a review.
One of the first and most trusted review sites is Insider Pages. Mentioned in the earlier article about reviews, New York Habitat has been receiving reviews here since 2005 and continues to receive positive feedback. More than 65 clients have reviewed our service and apartments on Insider Pages and to date we have a cumulative average rating of 5 stars! In addition to the basic rating, Insider Pages offers clients and owners the ability to add a written review as well. Be sure to check out what people have to say. Read the entire story here…»
Unfortunately, the Internet is still filled with scams, so we’re going to keep talking, tweeting, blogging and educating people about how not to fall victim to them. Many scams involve renting from afar, which is what we specialize in, so we figured who would be better to write on this topic than us at New York Habitat.
The Internet Age has become a time where trust is paramount in business transactions. It’s a global marketplace now, where renters and travelers are booking accommodations across borders and around the world. Which is why it’s more important than ever to investigate who you’re dealing with a world away via the Internet.
The proliferation of rental scams on the Internet hurts everyone; from potential renters who become victims of scams, to honest property owners, brokers and agencies who find it ever more difficult to gain people’s trust in legitimate rental transactions. The lack of policing of these rental scams hurts both the rental and tourism industries as a whole. Internet posting sites need to work on verifying the legitimacy of the posts on their site, if they don’t find a way to do this they will eventually lose all credibility.
Here at New York Habitat we recently encountered some rental scams of our own and we’re breaking down the details for you:
Example 1 –: They copy the apartment descriptions and photos from our website but use their own email address not …@nyhabitat.com Read the entire story here…»
Hi, I’m David Hill with New York Habitat. Welcome to another edition of New York Habitat’s apartment rental tips videos. This is our opportunity to share information and answer commonly asked questions that we receive from our clients. Today’s question is “How far in advance should I reserve a vacation rental?”
First off, if you are in New York City today, or traveling to London or Paris tomorrow, please give us a call. Last minute bookings are OK!
Today we will be discussing the ideal time to reserve an apartment. In this video, we are talking about vacation rentals, which means a rental of an apartment that lasts between 2 days and 1 month.
How Far in Advance Should I Reserve a Vacation Rental? (4:11)
If you are looking for a vacation rental in any one of our destination cities including New York, Paris, London or the South of France the best times to contact us to reserve your apartment is typically the same, but varies during different times of the year especially during holidays or special events. Read the entire story here…»
Wouldn’t it be great to view a tour of the apartment you will be staying in before actually getting there? With New York Habitat’s online apartment video tours, now you can.
These new video tours of New York apartments make choosing a New York vacation rental easier and much more exciting. In these videos you can see a walk-through of the apartment you could choose for your stay in New York City. The online video tours also show you places to go and things to do all in the neighborhood of the vacation rental you choose.
Traveling to New York City should be stress- free and you should know where you will be staying before you actually get there. Booking your vacation rental with New York Habitat is simple and with apartment videos, choosing your accommodation is now almost as fun as actually getting to your apartment. Take a look at some of the apartments on our website that already have video tours.
Video Tour of A New York Vacation Rental in Harlem (NY-14416)
Hi, I’m David Hill from New York Habitat. Today we will be continuing our discussion on the topic question: How do I list my apartment with New York Habitat? This is the second part of our 2-part video guide, so be sure to check out the first part, as well.
In our first video we talked about the documents that owners would need to provide prior to scheduling a visit with one of our agents. In today’s video we will talk about how to prepare the apartment for the visit and what will take place during the visit.
Guide to Listing Your Apartment with New York Habitat – Part 2 (6:00)
Once the proper documents (covered in Part 1 of the video guide) are received, a New York Habitat team member will contact you to schedule a visit of your apartment. New York Habitat visits all apartments that we list. The apartment visit is important because we want to make sure that each apartment is accurately represented and described. Furthermore, we visit each apartment to protect our clients, and to make sure that they do not become the victim of an online scam. Check out our blog, How to Spot a Rental Scam from 4,000 miles away, to get more information on avoiding apartment rental scams. Read the entire story here…»
Hi, I’m David Hill with New York Habitat. Thank you for joining us for another New York Habitat Apartment Rentals Tips Video. The question of the day is: How do I list my apartment with New York Habitat? This will be a 2-part video guide, with this being the first part.
Guide to Listing Your Apartment with New York Habitat – Part 1 (5:04)
New York Habitat specializes in furnished apartment rentals and categorizes these into 4 specific types of rentals. The 4 destinations in which we list apartments are New York, Paris, London and the South of France. Here is a breakdown of our 4 rental types:
Vacation Rentals – the rental of an entire apartment from 2 nights (1 night in London) to 1 month Bed and Breakfast – the rental of a furnished room from 2 nights to 1 month Furnished Apartment – the rental of an entire apartment for 1 month or longer Room for Rent – the rental of a furnished room for 1 month or longer
A quick note, rooms for rent are only offered in New York and Bed and Breakfast accommodations are not offered in London. Read the entire story here…»
All information regarding apartments and properties on www.nyhabitat.com is from sources deemed reliable. It is submitted subject to errors, omissions, change of price, commission or conditions, or withdrawal without notice. Photographs, descriptions and information about the rentals reflect conditions at the time the photographs were taken or the descriptions or information obtained. All dimensions and surfaces are approximate.