WYL Blog: Facts and Stats

Why Rental Costs are Decreasing in Major Cities During the COVID-19 Crisis

Why Rental Costs are Decreasing in Major Cities During the COVID-19 Crisis

Rent prices have outrun inflation for years. In the last decade alone, apartment rental costs have risen by 150% and until recently, there was no end in sight for this unprecedented increase.  Now, because of the coronavirus, it's finally beginning to go down. This decrease is especially notable in big cities, where th ...

Stay Informed: Your Comprehensive Guide to Staying Safe During COVID-19

Stay Informed: Your Comprehensive Guide to Staying Safe During COVID-19

The COVID-19 epidemic has hit our country and the world. As we navigate these difficult and unprecedented times, it's important to get the most accurate and up to date information. Local and federal governments are working together to keep everyone safe and it's paramount that we all do our part and follow the instructions we're be ...

Putting Together The Perfect Rental Resume

Putting Together The Perfect Rental Resume

Landlords are often cautious about who they decide to rent to. Understandably concerned about their future tenant’s ability to pay their rent on time, landlords often use credit scores, employment status, and previous rental experience to determine if you will be a trustworthy tenant. One of the toughest parts of the renting process is ...

Best Open Spaces In New York For Studying

Best Open Spaces In New York For Studying

As a college student, it’s easy to get bored of learning in your usual study spots. Typically a student can be found in the school library or cafe, or their dorm room or apartment. However, these don’t have to be the only options out there. If you’re a student in New York City, looking to change your usual study spots, great! This ...

One Tool That’ll Help You Keep Your Cap Table Looking Right!

One Tool That’ll Help You Keep Your Cap Table Looking Right!

Sponsored by Intuit QuickBooks   “Raising money is a full-time job.” -Every entrepreneur ever   That’s at a baseline. Over the last four years, I’ve found this to be true myself, as we’ve built WYL. While I could speak to a myriad of factors that have played into this, beyond the scope of the business and p ...

5 Ways To Know If You're Ready To Move In With Bae

5 Ways To Know If You're Ready To Move In With Bae

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEiswGgnXx4[/embedyt]   Are you thinking of a potential move in with your significant other? Moving in with someone is a major step. So, how do you know if you're ready to take that big leap? With Cuffing Season right around the corner, it's important to make sure you're ready f ...

The History of Rent Parties

The History of Rent Parties

Have you ever been unable to pay your rent? During the 1920's, Harlem residents knew that life all too well. Learn more about the early days of "the struggle" and how the rent parties you may know and love came to be. First of all, what is a rent party? It's exactly what it sounds like! A party that you throw to pay your rent. If you've ...

The Internet And Our Changing Habits Are Killing Malls Across America

The Internet And Our Changing Habits Are Killing Malls Across America

Over the last five years, there’s been no shortage of millennial think pieces addressing the way we live, navigate, and see ourselves in the world. And, honestly, this write up may fall right into that category, too. In fact, this will be the first piece in a little series I do touching on how the internet and our shifting behaviors hav ...

Jared Kushner: Senior Advisor To The President And Baltimore Slumlord

Jared Kushner: Senior Advisor To The President And Baltimore Slumlord

Disclaimer: Growing up, I lived in and around Baltimore for eleven years. So, you can imagine, when I came across a piece in the New York Times which was speaking on spurned, unjustly treated residents of Baltimore, I took great interest. What made the story even more intriguing was the subject of the investigative piece - Jared Kushner. ...

In NYC, The Top 1% Make 7 Time More Than Half The City’s Population Combined

In NYC, The Top 1% Make 7 Time More Than Half The City’s Population Combined

Have you been feeling extra broke lately? Like, over the past decade or so, lately? I ask because, based on the newest report from NY’s Independent Budget Office (IBO), New Yorkers are getting shafted when it comes to economic disparities. So, basically, the feeling you have of never getting ahead, is one shared equally amongst your p ...