Applied Housing Rentals

Rental Marketing Blitz from Applied in Hoboken

If you pay even a little attention to your surroundings in Hoboken – you may have noticed that several Applied Development buildings around town have now proudly installed marketing banners. They very simply read “Hoboken Living – Rent Here.”

You have to hand it to them, because they’re not using the usual Real Estate marketing buzz-words for what essentially amounts to living in a boxstraight and to the point.

Applied Housing has been gradually coming of the subsidized rental model – and can now charge closer to market rents. There are a handful of lower-income tenants left in their collection of buildings – but even they’ve had their rents increased by 25% or have been moved to smaller apartments (or both.)

Applied has various rentals in their portfolio – from “luxury” buildings (like the Berkshire), to “modest rentals,” such as the Washington Estates pictured in the photo below.

Do you rent from Applied? What are your thoughts?

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7 Comments on "Applied Housing Rentals"

esw7178
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esw7178

I have lived in town for 8 years and Applied is my favorite management company. I moved here after dealing with a landloard who never took care of anything unless I called the town. I live in the Shipyard and, the amenities are fantastic. If I have a maintenance or other issue I can request an appt on-line and it’s taken care of before I get home from work. The buildings are well maintained and the staff cleans the common areas daily. I have lived here for 2 years and, the rental office has been willing to negoitate our rent with each new lease. 🙂

lea1023
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lea1023

Wow who have you spoken to in the rental office that was actually willing to negotiate your rent? Attempting to negotiate my rent with them has been nothing but a complete nightmare year after year, and even included one woman who worked there calling me a “liar” that they had lowered rents for other tenant’s in the building, even though I had specific proof of it. [quote comment=”205262″]I have lived in town for 8 years and Applied is my favorite management company. I moved here after dealing with a landloard who never took care of anything unless I called the town. I live in the Shipyard and, the amenities are fantastic. If I have a maintenance or other issue I can request an appt on-line and it’s taken care of before I get home from work. The buildings are well maintained and the staff cleans the common areas daily. I have lived here for 2 years and, the rental office has been willing to negoitate our rent with each new lease. [/quote]

HomeTeam
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HomeTeam

Well, that post was an obvious plant if I’ve ever seen one. [quote comment=”205340″]Wow who have you spoken to in the rental office that was actually willing to negotiate your rent? Attempting to negotiate my rent with them has been nothing but a complete nightmare year after year, and even included one woman who worked there calling me a “liar” that they had lowered rents for other tenant’s in the building, even though I had specific proof of it.

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PPUptown
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PPUptown

I have friends who live in one of the buildings. It is true that their maintenance requests take a much longer time to get answered than they used to. I guess they’re focusing on their luxury buildings.

The Applied buildings are very expensive even if they are cheaper than the luxury places in Hoboken. A 2-bedroom is like $2100, and the rooms are small. Hoboken’s rents are ridiculous right now. Unless you got in early and can cling to your rent controlled place, you are pretty much screwed these days if you want to stay here. I’d like to know what some people who post here pay in rent and how they can afford it!

Mbattle76
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Mbattle76

Lived in Applied for over 10 years. Did not have a voucher or section 8.
They moved me to a smaller apt because my son moved out of state.
Although they moved me to a smaller apartment, they made me give them $300. more for deposit. I was not once late with my rent. I had 4 different things to get fixed and it took them over 6 month and only when I went in person to complain. Years ago, if you called them they came the same day or the following day. The buildings are not keeped as well as they did years ago. They never tolerated any loud music, or tenants “hanging out” in the front. Now you see that in almost all of there buildings. If they got any type of complains from there supers or other tenants, they sent you a letter to go and speak to the manager.
They are not under rent control because they made some type of deal with the state, I believe, years ago. They are pushing people out to get higher rents.
Iam glad I no longer live there.

TommyLover
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TommyLover

Few things to know about the market rental units at Applied:

The Applied bldgs are not subject to rent control. Have no idea why since they were built pre-1989. I don’t think this is fair.

I live surrounded by Applied bldgs. I was very surprised when they went to market rates how fast the long-term residents seemed to leave. I’ve heard from a few long-timers that they have been pressured and harrassed out.

A studio is $1200. That’s a lot for a half-a-shoebox.

Since going to market rates there has been a lot party noise problems. Last year on St Pats day I was walking by an Applied bldg and a group of young men were hanging out the window yelling down to another group of young men on the street below. They were tossing them cans of beer. I stood watching this and another neighbor walked over to me and noted that if the group of young (white) men were Puerto Ricans the cops would be there and their residency at Applied would be jeopardized. Let’s be real – if what goes on in Hoboken on St Patricks day happened at a Puerto Rican parade it would be a called a riot.

LexiDee
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LexiDee

I rent at 333 River Street and over the past few years I have come to resent it a little bit. Of course I love the location and the view, and of course we pay a premium for that. However, it is lacking otherwise in the appliance/amenities department as far as a “luxury building” is concerned. I recently e-mailed management to ask if they plan to replace our terrible heating units. When they said they have no intentions of doing so, I expressed my discontent with the fact that I can find other luxury apartments for less money that boast stainless steel appliances and central AC. I mentioned in particular that the heating/AC units in our building are disgraceful and a complete waste of electricity. They never even had the decency to reply to my e-mail.

As mentioned, the location and views are nice – but otherwise, you can find other “luxury” apartments that are a better deal and have better management.

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