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Title: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: Towlie on June 08, 2006, 01:29:40 PM
I'm just bored and curious.
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: Goodfella on June 08, 2006, 01:42:26 PM
I got you beat. $410 plus cable. About half of what I pay for a frathouse basement in DC. I love Charlottesville!
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Post by: dun on June 08, 2006, 01:44:00 PM
6500
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: Towlie on June 08, 2006, 01:49:47 PM
I'm paying $975/month including utilities (but not cable or internet). I only pay $400 where I'm at now  :o
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: curry2lt99 on June 08, 2006, 01:50:15 PM
$1610 for 1 bedroom + Den, including parking fee and pet fee, and on the Metro line. Gotta love DC!
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Post by: terralily on June 08, 2006, 01:52:57 PM
$625 + electricity($20) for a hardwood floor studio and its 1 block from the train and the bus line.
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: Towlie on June 08, 2006, 01:56:55 PM
$780 for a brand new studio.  not great compared to UVA, but amazing compared to Boston!


AND you have a washer/dryer in unit. I'm comming over with my whites!
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: Towlie on June 08, 2006, 01:59:03 PM
$780 for a brand new studio.  not great compared to UVA, but amazing compared to Boston!


AND you have a washer/dryer in unit. I'm comming over with my whites!

haha.

yeah, the washer/dryer is an amazing thing to me, having never had my own before.


I had one my sophomore year and it was orgasmic.
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: Stacie on June 08, 2006, 02:26:11 PM
$900 including heat, 1 garage space, laundry and storage for a three-bedroom lower flat. Shared with my SO, his daughter, two birds and a cat.

Same as I'm spending on an apartment now.

(I'm not moving for school.)
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: dun on June 08, 2006, 03:00:21 PM
6500 ain't that bad for UES
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Post by: goldilox74 on June 08, 2006, 03:01:08 PM
$1450/mo ($2900/mo apt shared with my boyfriend) in Manhattan. All utilities included. Dang property is SO expensive in NYC.
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Post by: Andromeda on June 08, 2006, 03:33:36 PM
^^^ Ouchie.....

I'm HOPING to spend at most 1000 a month on my own place.
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Post by: tacojohn on June 08, 2006, 06:09:24 PM
About $800 + cable and electricity for a 1-bedroom, hardwod floors, my own washer and dryer, beautiful kitchen.
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: jenstarr on June 08, 2006, 06:33:32 PM
Can't find a (decent) place in Saint Louis for under 700.  How is it possibe that you get worse apt.'s in St. Louis for the same price as in Chicago?  It's kiling me to leave here. 

For those on loans, are most taking out the full amount?  How else does one pay for rent?
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: Towlie on June 08, 2006, 06:41:28 PM
Can't find a (decent) place in Saint Louis for under 700.  How is it possibe that you get worse apt.'s in St. Louis for the same price as in Chicago?  It's kiling me to leave here. 

For those on loans, are most taking out the full amount?  How else does one pay for rent?

I'm actually taking out more on rent then I am supposed to. $850 is what's allotted to Penn students on rent per month, but because mine is $975 they will up my budget. So I'm taking out $1,125 extra to pay for my apartment next year, but, on the plus side, I think I found a place I'll be happy at for all 3 years and will never have to worry about moving again.
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: angmill08 on June 08, 2006, 09:02:04 PM
$500 + bills for a shared house in Columbia Heights, DC. One roomate upstairs (we'll share a bathroom, kitchen, LR and "computer room") and another roomate in the basement apt who will probably also use our LR and mayke kitchen. Including bills, it'll probably be twice what I'm paying now. Oh well.
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: LawSchoolHopeful2009 on June 08, 2006, 09:10:12 PM
$499 + gas/electric/cable/internet for my share of a 1250sq ft 2 bedroom 2 bathroom luxury apartment. Looks pretty cheap compared to everyone else that posted. Gotta love 'da burgh' ;D.
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: greengrl on June 08, 2006, 09:21:23 PM
$610/month for a 2 bedroom; includes heat, water, internet (wireless as well) and parking. there ARE advantages to the midwest :)
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: greengrl on June 08, 2006, 09:30:32 PM
$610/month for a 2 bedroom; includes heat, water, internet (wireless as well) and parking. there ARE advantages to the midwest :)

Its so cheap because no one wants to live there. :D

Ok, just a joke as I am a HOOSIER at heart.  Dont take offense!

hehe, no offense taken. we have corn and you have mountains. i love colorado-eventually i'll move out west :)
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on June 08, 2006, 10:16:38 PM
Can't find a (decent) place in Saint Louis for under 700.  How is it possibe that you get worse apt.'s in St. Louis for the same price as in Chicago?  It's kiling me to leave here. 

For those on loans, are most taking out the full amount?  How else does one pay for rent?

I'm actually taking out more on rent then I am supposed to. $850 is what's allotted to Penn students on rent per month, but because mine is $975 they will up my budget. So I'm taking out $1,125 extra to pay for my apartment next year, but, on the plus side, I think I found a place I'll be happy at for all 3 years and will never have to worry about moving again.

I forget--are you in 2400?

Got my apartment today, woohoo!  $885/month for a 1br near Fitler Sq.... so I'm $35/month over budget, too, although it sounds like utilities are going to be cheaper than I thought.

Plus, if my boyfriend moves in next year, it'll be MEGA cheap!  :)
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: sharpchick on June 09, 2006, 11:48:55 AM
$700 a month (only water included) to stay in the same apartment in Cambridge I've been in for the past 4 years.  My boyfriend's paying the other $700 which makes it $1400 for a 3 bedroom, 6 room, apartment in Cambridge.  We just decided to turn the 14'x13' room into the "office" and the smaller room into our closet :) 
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: maka nani on June 09, 2006, 12:32:12 PM
$875 month 850 sq feet fairly new (not sure if that is a good thing), garage, 30sqft lanai i never use...outside of Tampa.  includes nothing. 
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: Laurenrae52 on June 09, 2006, 01:28:54 PM
I'm paying $1025 for my half of a 2 bedroom.  I really really wanted to be right in Harvard square, so i'm going to have to pay more.  But, I love the place, its right by the law school, and its still cheaper than nyc!
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Post by: Glannon on June 09, 2006, 03:26:16 PM
too much
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Post by: Officer Rod Farva on June 09, 2006, 04:31:10 PM
I pay in soul-dollars. I'm living with my parents.
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Post by: AZWildcat on June 09, 2006, 06:01:59 PM
My rent is $3500/month.
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Post by: jenstarr on June 11, 2006, 12:05:31 AM
Do you know the name of that complex?  That sounds perfect.  CWE is booked solid!
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: krumanadi on June 11, 2006, 12:53:54 AM
$1200 for a 1-bedroom in Queens.  Kinda expensive, but the place is really nice, and it happens to be a good deal for what it is.

Though I wouldnt mind paying a bit less.
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: soonertbone on June 11, 2006, 09:00:42 AM
940 for a 2 bedroom, plus utilities. It's expensive, but the wife and I really liked the apartment and we're really looking forward to amenities like having our own washer/dryer.
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Post by: IluvNY37 on June 11, 2006, 09:04:33 AM
1300/month + utilities for my share in a 3-bedroom
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: Andromeda on June 11, 2006, 08:06:11 PM
Going from 285/month for my share of a 2bed/2bath apt to 1500/month to share a 2bed/1bath.  TXtoNYCpwn3d.

  :o  :o 285 a month  :o..........are you freaking kiddin me?1?!?!?!?!?!

What part of Texas was this in?? I didn't realize apts were this cheap.
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: RootBrewskies on June 13, 2006, 07:02:40 AM
2000/month for a 4/5 bedroom place shared with 4 people so 500/month per person.  utilities included minus cable/internet. 

i'm pretty impressed with how cheap it is, philly has a relatively low cost of living, even in a decent part of university city. 


now i just have to come to grips with the fact that i dont have AC.  :-[
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on June 13, 2006, 07:50:33 AM

now i just have to come to grips with the fact that i dont have AC.  :-[

That's what Craigslist is for!  My sister got her window unit for like $30 from someone who posted it on there.
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: cesco on June 13, 2006, 07:51:03 AM
2000/month for a 4/5 bedroom place shared with 4 people so 500/month per person.  utilities included minus cable/internet. 

i'm pretty impressed with how cheap it is, philly has a relatively low cost of living, even in a decent part of university city. 


now i just have to come to grips with the fact that i dont have AC.  :-[

I am impressed - I dont think I could study or focus living with 3 other people!!!
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: WinnieCooper on June 13, 2006, 10:47:59 AM
I think all this splitting is throwing off the poll.  Some people are talking about paying 200-400 for one room and use of a common bathroom, while others are talking about paying 1000+ for 2-3 bedrooms and a bathroom.  I especially think the "I'm splitting the cost with my boyfriend/girlfriend" is deceptive, becuase it's not like a normal roomate situation where they'll kick you out if you're struggling with your bills, where they bring over random people that you have to tolerate, and where they cut off your acess to certain areas of the apartment (such as their bedroom, their kitchen cabinet, their section of the fridge).  Following that logic, I'm only paying $500 for my half of the apartment I share with my wife.  Or, better yet, I'm paying $0 since she's the one with the job and I'm just a student.  Seems kinda silly.

I agree.  I think you'd get different results if you asked slightly older and straight out of college students separately.

For instance, I just don't "do" roommates anymore.  I'm too old for that crap you mentioned above, and it is not worth the money saved for me.  So the $1000 per month I am paying to live alone is a very good deal in my opinion.
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: cesco on June 13, 2006, 10:53:08 AM
For instance, I just don't "do" roommates anymore. 

Yes, I am with you on this.  I thought a lot about the $$ I could save w/a roommate, but decided my sanity was worth the extra $$!!

I just depends on your stage in life I think, and most people that have been out of school for a couple years cant do roommates (unless its a husband/wife of course ;) )
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: bimmer sooner on June 13, 2006, 12:42:25 PM
No splitting here. Did not even consider getting a roommate. I'm paying 846 for a one bedroom...utilities will add about 200 to that (i think). This is in Atlanta right down the street from Emory.
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: tonic on June 13, 2006, 12:47:30 PM
I was initially going to go sans roommate and pay $700/month (not including utilities) for a 1-bedroom apartment about 15 minutes away from the law school, but my current situation was offered about a day before I was going to sign a lease for that apartment ($500/month all utilities & extras included, 1 roommate, new 2-bedroom house with hardwood floors & new appliances, right next to campus). I think who your roommate is makes a difference...I'm going to law school in the same city I went to undergrad, and I already know the girl I'm living with.
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: RootBrewskies on June 13, 2006, 01:01:08 PM
i think i'd get lonely if i lived by myself.  i like having roomates or at least someone who is there to have a little conversation with when your eating dinner at least. 

i guess its one thing if your roomate(s) are not in school and are loud and constantly have late nights or parties but if all the roomates are on the same level as far as being respectful to each other then i dont see the problem.

i guess it all depends on how laid back you are, i guess if someone wants to live by themselves then there is probably a reason and i wouldnt want to live with them, but for the most part if the roomates are relaxed i dont have a problem with it. 

it also definately helps with the costs, as far as utilties/cable/internet, and can help you keep your sanity. 
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: sbr224 on June 13, 2006, 02:34:00 PM
some of these prices are mind boggling, all these sub 500 prices. i am used to nyc/nj real estate which is overpriced as hell...

i'm paying $1800 and change for my studio, but it includes utilities. living alone has its ups and downs, but i like my apt, have been here since jan, and i don't want to deal with moving again. i figure the loneliness factor won't be an issue as i expect law school to be as time consuming as work, so i won't be around my apartment all that much on weekdays, and since i am not moving, most of my friends from undergrad are still around the area, so weekends will still be a blast.

edit: how shady are brokers in markets outside of nyc? in nyc, most of them are scum. is it the same in other markets? and do they try to charge 15% of one year's rent as a fee?
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: Shellbell on June 13, 2006, 02:38:55 PM
$880 plus utilities here for a 1 bedroom/ 1 bathrm and I am thinking about splurging and bringing my car since parking is only an extra $25/mo. 
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on June 13, 2006, 03:01:44 PM
$880 plus utilities here for a 1 bedroom/ 1 bathrm and I am thinking about splurging and bringing my car since parking is only an extra $25/mo. 

Good deal! Highrise or brownstone (or neither)? 

If it's brownstone, you have my dream apartment  ;)
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: greengrl on June 13, 2006, 03:42:14 PM
Someone has never had to run an AC in the summer in the South.

 ;)  Guilty as charged. 

I guess I was just thinking of heating costs.  I lived in Boston and currently in Colorado and have never seem bills like that.  I own a pretty decent sized house and top out at about $150 for all utilities.

We had a fairly cold December this year, and I was shocked when we got a gas bill that was like $250. That was when we bumped the thermostat down 5 degrees and pulled out our blankets and sweats.

My thermostat never wanders above 68 degrees in the winter--the cost of heating gas is insane. Plus I hate a super hot house. Of course, it's funny to watch my friends scan the family room for blankets when they come to visit :)

Best thing to do with a new place is call the electric and gas companies and get the 24 month averages for the unit you are renting. Obviously an average doesn't account for seasonal differences but since most of us are running on a year long/10 month budget it should do the trick. And if you have to have a super cold or super hot house depending on the season then just count on your bills being a bit more than the averages.

This kept me from renting a place that would have been a utilities nightmare--the averages were insane, more than what I would have been able to pay. Just my 2 cents...
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: queencruella on June 13, 2006, 04:04:00 PM
Good advice greengrl. I remember I shared a tiny apartment on the beach one summer with an ancient AC window unit and the electric bill was insane because the unit was so inefficient. Meanwhile, the apartment next door had a much newer window unit and was paying less than 1/2 of what we paid. I had to get a new AC when I owned my townhouse. It was bigger, but more efficient, so I could turn it down a few degrees and still pay less than I had paid with the original unit.

As for the roommate issue, there is no way I can have roommates again. My sister roomed with me for 3 months two years ago in a tiny sub-500 square foot apartment and we almost killed each other. I'm going to ND and if I study in London, I will probably rent a room in a house or have roommates, but that's because I don't want to pay 650 pounds a month to live on my own.
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: cesco on June 13, 2006, 05:54:37 PM
I think he means the real estate broker, not the landlord.

In Boston they do the same thing - it is a 1month fee to rent if you go through a broker, but most landlords ONLY list through brokers. 

When I moved there everyone told me to suck it up and pay the fee or I would end up w/a crappy place.

I dont even think the landlords get any % of that fee - it just makes their life easier since they dont have to hang around to show the place.  And unfortunately, most places in NY, Boston are private landlords rather than "complexes" w/a renting office.
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: cesco on June 13, 2006, 06:15:14 PM
Hey, Im with you.  I was shocked when I moved to Boston from the midwest.

I dont think you can really get around it if you want to live in the city though - I would bet 80% - 90% of the places are listed through Brokers.  Plus the brokers do the background checks and screen people so it is a plus for the landlord.

Just a major headache for the person looking to lease...

The few places that arnt listed w/a Broker are usually very suspect.
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: sck on June 13, 2006, 10:07:36 PM
Not going to law school next year (but maybe the year after)... But we just decided on our new apartment last week.

Market rate: 890/month for a 2/2 apartment (1150 sf) in the same complex I'm in now. Water view, full-size washer/dryer and microwave.

We're paying 860/month because my fiance is a teacher... I love the fact that we get a teacher discount.

Houston outside the loop is very affordable.
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: RootBrewskies on June 14, 2006, 06:44:01 AM
anyone have experience putting a window unit air conditioner in an older house.  the place i'm renting has utilities included but its in philly so its like at least 100 years old so i'm not sure what the wiring in the house is like.  i dont want to burn the house down so i can be cool, but i would like to spend the first few months at school being able to sleep in comfort and not just sweating my brains off.
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: greengrl on June 14, 2006, 07:20:13 AM
anyone have experience putting a window unit air conditioner in an older house.  the place i'm renting has utilities included but its in philly so its like at least 100 years old so i'm not sure what the wiring in the house is like.  i dont want to burn the house down so i can be cool, but i would like to spend the first few months at school being able to sleep in comfort and not just sweating my brains off.

find out when the house was wired; i'm guessing the wiring is not the original. it also depends on how large your air conditioner is and how much 'juice' it's gonna pull. are you renting this house? ask the landlord, if he/she doesn't know then you will probably need to have an electrician check it out. usually you will need a special "outlet" that can handle that much energy. that being said I've lived in older buildings and just plugged my AC into the wall but I've always used one of the smaller ones so it didn't require as much energy

i don't recommend leaving it on for long periods of time when you are not there. also, i'm sure you've put in a window unit before so I won't insult your intelligence but remember in an older home the window ledges on the outside might be a bit uneven, so make sure you have some wood scraps on hand to keep the AC unit on an angle; otherwise it will freeze up and be worthless

Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: Alamo on June 14, 2006, 07:29:44 AM
Shared 2-bedroom house with washer/dryer: $550.  1.5 miles from the law school.

Gotta love Lexington rents!
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: queencruella on June 14, 2006, 07:34:30 AM
I second Greengrl's advice. You may able to put the AC in and run it, but you may have trouble running anything else while the AC is on. I lived in an older place built pre-AC and I couldn't really run any high-wattage appliances while it was on.
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on June 14, 2006, 08:27:58 AM
Real Estate Broker?  People actually hire someone to help them find an apartment in those cities?  I couldn't imagine paying anyone 15% of a year's rent (what's that, like $2000?) for showing me an apartment.  Here we just look in the newspaper, call the owner and arrange a vist.  Seems a lot simpler to me.   

While I abhor the broker's fee as much as anyone, I do think it makes finding an apartment a million times easier.  Brokers have a huge incentive (your money) to find YOU a place, not just to fill a vacancy... whereas management companies only care about getting a renter.  Both of my New York apartments were found the same day I went to see a broker.  I spent months harassing management companies in Philly, most of whom never even bothered to call back!  Believe me, a broker will ALWAYS call you back.   ;)



Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on June 14, 2006, 08:39:21 AM
Real Estate Broker?  People actually hire someone to help them find an apartment in those cities?  I couldn't imagine paying anyone 15% of a year's rent (what's that, like $2000?) for showing me an apartment.  Here we just look in the newspaper, call the owner and arrange a vist.  Seems a lot simpler to me.   

While I abhor the broker's fee as much as anyone, I do think it makes finding an apartment a million times easier.  Brokers have a huge incentive (your money) to find YOU a place, not just to fill a vacancy... whereas management companies only care about getting a renter.  Both of my New York apartments were found the same day I went to see a broker.  I spent months harassing management companies in Philly, most of whom never even bothered to call back!  Believe me, a broker will ALWAYS call you back.   ;)

Is a "management company" the owner of the apartment, or something different?  As I siad before, landlords here are usually people, not companies, so all of this termonology is new to me. 

The management companies provide maintenance, find renters, etc. for apartment buildings--they often own the buildings, but not always.

I'd assume a place with cheap real estate would have a very small rental market, since most people could afford to own.  Thus, you wouldn't need either brokers or management.
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: cesco on June 14, 2006, 08:43:00 AM
I'll add too....

Many private landlords in big cities would rather have someone else handle the work - that way they dont have to take calls at midnight on a broken pipe, or worry that their tenant might have a criminal past.

A management company plays the middle man.  My management company in Boston was great because they had 24hr plumbers, electricians, etc on staff so if you had an emergency they handled you right away.  I never even knew my "real" landlords name.

The broker is simply a real estate person - someone paid to get you into the right apartment.  You deal w/them to sign for the place and that is it.

Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: bimmer sooner on June 14, 2006, 09:02:12 AM
Bimmer - I bet your utilities dont get near $200.  That is close to the utilities of a decent sized house, not an apartment. Especially in Atlanta where you wont have to crank up the heat to ridiculous highs...

Actually, the "utilities" part of it will be pretty cheap. I expect electric/gas/water to be around 90-100 max. But once you add digital cable/dvr and high speed, it definitely approaches 200. I may cut cable off 2nd semester after football season.
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: Shellbell on June 14, 2006, 10:26:33 AM
$880 plus utilities here for a 1 bedroom/ 1 bathrm and I am thinking about splurging and bringing my car since parking is only an extra $25/mo. 

Good deal! Highrise or brownstone (or neither)? 

If it's brownstone, you have my dream apartment  ;)

Neither... I wish it were a brownstone.  It's just a regular building with a store on the first level and 4 apartments on the next two. 
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: billthethrill on June 14, 2006, 01:34:07 PM
I pay over $1375/mo for a one bedroom, 2 bath condo at the beach.  (One parking spot, water, sewer, pest control included).
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: Butch on June 14, 2006, 04:57:22 PM
$1600 for 1BR newly remoled brownstone apt directly on a park in Downtown Jersey City.  I'm going to CUNY Law in Queens, but it's only a 35-40 minute drive. If I lived in Manhattan, I'd pay twice as much in rent, not have such a beautiful place, and still have a 40 minute commute (that included subway & bus). So, I feel like it's a great deal! It feels so Park Slopey.
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: terralily on June 14, 2006, 06:28:48 PM
I pay over $1375/mo for a one bedroom, 2 bath condo at the beach.  (One parking spot, water, sewer, pest control included).

Pest control???  Really? Shouldn't the apartment be pest free?  Makes it sound like a monthly problem.  Reason enough for me to stay north where the pest DIE in the winter cus its cold.
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: maka nani on June 14, 2006, 09:50:34 PM
i have pest control too. it isnt a problem really at least where i am but it is nice that they spray once a month... palmetto bugs....::shudder:::.   
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on June 15, 2006, 08:02:55 AM
$1600 for 1BR newly remoled brownstone apt directly on a park in Downtown Jersey City.  I'm going to CUNY Law in Queens, but it's only a 35-40 minute drive. If I lived in Manhattan, I'd pay twice as much in rent, not have such a beautiful place, and still have a 40 minute commute (that included subway & bus). So, I feel like it's a great deal! It feels so Park Slopey.

For $1600 you could just move to Park Slope  ;)
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: cyberrev on June 15, 2006, 07:03:06 PM
$450 for 400 sq ft studio 30 second walk from the law school.

all utilities and wireless internet included
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: queencruella on June 15, 2006, 07:05:07 PM
$450 for 400 sq ft studio 30 second walk from the law school.

all utilities and wireless internet included

I'm hoping it's just you in there! ;)
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: sck on June 15, 2006, 07:17:08 PM
$450 for 400 sq ft studio 30 second walk from the law school.

all utilities and wireless internet included

I'm hoping it's just you in there! ;)

me and my wife...   we're the only married couple in the complex  ;D

Oh man, My fiance and I would kill each other living in that small of a space! I think the last apartment I had that was that small was when I lived in DC.

As it is, we're glad we're going into a two bedroom -- we each need alone time.
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: cyberrev on June 16, 2006, 07:18:13 AM
$450 for 400 sq ft studio 30 second walk from the law school.

all utilities and wireless internet included

I'm hoping it's just you in there! ;)

me and my wife...   we're the only married couple in the complex  ;D

Oh man, My fiance and I would kill each other living in that small of a space! I think the last apartment I had that was that small was when I lived in DC.

As it is, we're glad we're going into a two bedroom -- we each need alone time.


we've been married 23 years.  if we were gonna do each other in, it would have been long ago!  i will have a tiny 'study' in the one bedroom, and we'll sleep on a futon on the living room floor.  we sleep on a futon anyways, so it doesnt matter.  i expect that i'll be in the library a lot anyways
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: Jtrich614 on June 16, 2006, 07:25:17 AM
Ok, I'm mad! Everyone has found a place to live in their price range.

Why can't I find a 1br or studio in Baltimore for under 800?
Title: Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
Post by: loveless on June 16, 2006, 07:31:08 AM
$625/month two-room studio across the street from the law quad. All utilites except internet/cable, street parking.

This is pretty much a steal for this location in Ann Arbor.