Ary lives in New York City, and moved from Brooklyn to Manhattan when apartment prices in many parts of Manhattan fell during the pandemic. “To me, the dream was to be able to live in Manhattan, and with COVID, it became a real possibility. Work and everything else in my routine was there, so it made sense,” she says.

“We found a three-bedroom for $2,400, which honestly was cheap for the area and the number of rooms, but it’s not like the apartment was in great condition. We tried being the best tenants possible, even paying rent before the 1st [of the month] to show them we were committed and reliable,” says Ary.

Welcome to Taking Stock , a space where we can take a deep breath and try to figure out what the COVID-19 economy really means for our finances. Every month, personal finance expert Paco de Leon will answer your most difficult, emotionally charged questions about money. This last two […]

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