Take a look at our article in The New York Times!
Profile on a designer who was able to get her dream apartment thanks to Insurent. She is a foreigner with freelance income; two reasons that make Insurent so valuable in NYC.
Hazel Teo grew up in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and later spent four years in Los Angeles earning a degree at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.
Ms. Teo sought help from Kimberley Krueger, a saleswoman in the Park Slope office of the Corcoran Group, who was listing a $2,500 two-bedroom.
As a foreigner with a freelance income, she used Insurent as a guarantor. Her furniture came from Ikea. For other necessities, she shopped at Target at the Atlantic Terminal Mall, requesting an Uber car to transport her home with her bags. A young man arrived in a car. They got to talking.
Later, she and her Uber driver — by now her boyfriend — drove to Boston to retrieve Trouble the cat.
Ms. Teo’s only complaint is that smoke from neighbors wafts in. “The smell travels through the vents, especially now in the summer when you close your windows and turn on the ventilation,” she said. Though she overlooks a commercial thoroughfare, Fort Hamilton Parkway, the traffic and sirens are masked by the air-conditioning.
In her neighborhood, the pokey N train is the sole subway option. “If you want to go out at night to Williamsburg, you have to go to the city, transfer and go back to Brooklyn,” Ms. Teo said. “Or you could take an Uber.”