Move it all around

If it weren’t for all my books, I’d move all the time. Well, my books and broker’s fees. Both heavy, annoying, and REALLY need to be worth the effort. But I digress.

Wanting to move is one thing, FINDING a place to move (and surviving the search) is another thing altogether. I sympathize with my friends, asking around for their friends, in search of that last unknown oasis of a fee-free apartment or condo with a view of something other than an old man’s butt across the street. I wish I had something to give them, something other than a flimsy 90’s-era website from the Realtor’s down the street, which of course only show the best apartments in the best conditions. I just read about this site today–and I’m counting down the days until it covers New York (may god have mercy on its soul).


What is Lovely? is the first apartment hunting site to help renters save time, stay organized and get the edge in their apartment rental search.

Searching for apartments can be a time-consuming and frustrating experience that the average American takes on every 3.5 years (or 17 times in for the average adult lifetime)!

With this in mind, we designed a suite of powerful apartment hunting tools based on interviews with actual apartment hunters, landlords and property managers. We’re committed to making it easier to relocate and find a new place to call home.

Here’s how can simplify your apartment search:

Save Time:
  • Quickly browse listings from the most popular listing sites on the web in real-time (listings update every minute), with high-quality photos, street view, amenities list and more.
  • View results on a large map featuring color-coded pins highlighting new and unveiwed listings.
  • Filter listings by price, neighborhood, number of bedrooms, cat and dog-friendly apartments and more.
  • Set email alerts to be notified when new listings matching your filters become available.
Stay Organized:
  • Save and organize your favorites — access from anywhere on any device.
  • Print apartment listing info sheets to take to open houses.
Get the Edge:
  • Make a strong first impression with a Renter Resume which highlights your strengths.
  • Email landlords directly (don’t forget to attach your Renter Resume).
  • Setup email alerts to be the first applicant and get first dibs.

I poked around a little and it seems pretty legit. So far I could only find listings in a few major cities along the coasts, but as soon as this picks up, the possibilities could really reward the weary listings scourer. Try it out!

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