The 2 bed apartment rent where I live.

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  1. fett

    fett Double Platinum Supporter Premium Member

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    TheX Voice of Reason

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    That's insane.
     
  3. fett

    fett Double Platinum Supporter Premium Member

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    Not in WA WA Land. I just got off the phone. It's for real. Lynnwood is 20 miles north of Seattle. It's many miles to Techland and some of Boeing.
     
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    rockstar232007 Senior Member

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    A lot less, and a lot better than you'd find in NY, or Chicago.

    If you're lucky, you can find something small, and not roach/rat-infested for around $2,300 a month.

    The place my BIL and his roomate used to live (Lakeview, just above Wrigglyville) was relatively nice, but the floors were buckling, and they were paying almost $3K.

    And, don't get me started on some of the apartments (some high-rise) in the arts-district of downtown Detroit.
     
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    socialhero Senior Member

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    Ha! I wish my rent were like that, and I've been in the same rent controlled apartment for a decade.

    Don't ever move to NYC. Cutting the monthly check would give you a heart attack.
     
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    Caleb Senior Member

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    Those would be considered bargains here.
     
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    Also, what's particularly frustrating when looking for a place around here is that the advertised price never includes the fine print about income and occupancy regulations. More than once I've inquired about a seemingly decent looking one bedroom advertised at a doable 1200 or 1300 a month only to be told that based on my income and household occupancy the advertised price doesn't apply and that it would be 1950 or 2100 or whatever. Maybe the thing for me to do is knock up a couple of random chicks and take a 35K pay cut, then maybe I could get that dream apartment...
     
  8. fett

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    I asked about parking. Common spaces. I have two carports. I mean real metal. My Home has a Porch that is 35 ft long. I'm not gloating. I just got lucky. When I found my mobile home or two there was a building boom. The owners were selling the Parks and Damn the tenants. 60 days and out and don't forget to move your "Home". My county decided to stop that. The "Parks" are here to stay.
     
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    Tanglewood Estates looks like our Motel 6, and I wouldn't let a sworn enemy stay at our Motel 6.
     
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    Hell, I'd probably stay there, although I do have pretty low standards for myself. :laugh2:
     
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    moved to SD from WA in 2001 moved back in 2015, prices got stupid here in 14 years.
     
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    They are not bad rent prices, overall.
     
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    Holy poop that's expensive for what you get....Well compared to around here.
     
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    Caleb Senior Member

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    I was thinking the same thing.
     
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    In a nutshell, I'm happy you're happy!
    :thumb:
     
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    WolfeMacleod V.I.P. Member MLP Vendor

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    Yeah, it's fricken' pricey here. My 1700 sq foot house is $2000/mo. And they want to raise it.

    It's not even a modern house. Old style ungrounded outlets everywhere. NO grounding on ANY outlet except those I had installed in the shop for work machines.
     
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    lung plunger Senior Member

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    I'm month to month at $1200 now. Washer and dryer not included. It's not all that worth it. Any friends I talk to are in a house for around $900 a month.

    Mud Island, downtown on the river is around $2k, but worth it....if it don't flood. sweet apartments and condos.
     
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    I'd hate to be trying to buy a home in this day & age , the house prices are just so ridiculously expensive, Most young couples both working full time jobs here cant afford to get a mortgage these days.
     
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    I'm pretty well resigned to being a lifelong renter, until I get my pension at least. I guess then I could move somewhere I could maybe afford to buy something. Of course, by then I'm not sure there would be much point to it. Hell, modest rowhouses regularly go for 800k around here and it goes way up from there.
     
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    Rent is astronomical in California.

    I bought my own house, so now I'm my own slum-lord.

    As my own landlord, I'm a real dick, and take forever to fix stuff.

    As my own tenant, I'm a sonofabitch, always trashin' the place.

    In all seriousness, we would have never been able to afford this place if it weren't for the real estate bubble. We paid less than half of the previous selling price.

    Timing is EVERYTHING!
     

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