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RE: How Much Is Your Rent?

Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:41 pm



Quoting KROC (Reply 48):
If you're going to spend $1600 a month on an apartment, why not just buy a house and actually have something that you can get equity in?

Sometimes, depending on where you live and available interest rates (and seller enthusiasm), rental prices can be much lower than a mortgage (in the range of $500 - $1000 per month).
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RE: How Much Is Your Rent?

Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:54 pm



Quoting KROC (Reply 48):
If you're going to spend $1600 a month on an apartment, why not just buy a house and actually have something that you can get equity in?

-My credit score sucks right now, I have to rebuild it, and I don't want a mortgage (if I could even get one) with astronomical rates.

-Property taxes in many parts of Dallas are very high

-I don't want to live 20 miles away from the city (and work). I could buy in Dallas, but the house would be in the ghetto. I want to live in a fun neighborhood and not with a bunch of thirty-something married folks in the 'burbs.
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RE: How Much Is Your Rent?

Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:05 pm



Quoting KROC (Reply 48):

If you're going to spend $1600 a month on an apartment, why not just buy a house and actually have something that you can get equity in?

Thinking the same seeing some huge  eek  rents above.

I pay 530 Euros (795$?) for a smallish flat of 42 square meters, one bedroom and a sauna - which I don't use, I don't understad why there must be a sauna even in many small flats in Finland.
My rent is relatively low, the flat is ok but rather basic. The area is nice, by the sea and close to the city center.


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RE: How Much Is Your Rent?

Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:41 pm

$1050/mo + all bills except cable, for a 3BR/2BA 1400sf apartment in Port Orange, FL. We moved in right after it was built, too!    Split 3 ways between my roommates and I. It usually works out to $450-475/mo each.

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RE: How Much Is Your Rent?

Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:46 pm

2 bed/1 bath in Chelsea, Manhattan. Includes water/heat. No laundry facilities though. Full-floor 4th floor (top) walk-up.

Anybody want to guess??
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RE: How Much Is Your Rent?

Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:56 pm



Quoting KROC (Reply 48):
If you're going to spend $1600 a month on an apartment, why not just buy a house and actually have something that you can get equity in?

You cannot look at ROC's housing and think that it's the same everywhere. But 1600 in DFW is pretty high. My sister lives in Oaklawn/Downtown area and pays like $1200 montly, and her place is very nice and new.

With what I pay here in LA, I could get a very respectable house, almost everywhere else in the US... (notice almost)
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RE: How Much Is Your Rent?

Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:05 pm



Quoting TWFirst (Reply 54):
Anybody want to guess??

At least $500.
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RE: How Much Is Your Rent?

Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:15 pm

1000 Euros for a 3 bed 1 bath apartment in Barcelona, Maintenance fee (60 euro every 3 months) gas, electric and internet, telly, phone are all extra, (shared between 3 people) but the place is awesome, nice quiet neighbourhood and the metro is a 3 minute walk and since I live in a 15th floor the view is cool too.

Living in BCN is very very expensive.

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RE: How Much Is Your Rent?

Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:17 pm



Quoting JCS17 (Reply 56):
At least $500.

Lord... I wish!

I just read the whole thread above... now see there are a few others who pay or have paid much more, so I don't feel as bad.

$3000/mo (but have roommate)
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RE: How Much Is Your Rent?

Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:22 pm

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RE: How Much Is Your Rent?

Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:15 pm

I pay $10,000/4 months in Downtown Boston (Usually split between 2 parties).
 
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RE: How Much Is Your Rent?

Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:20 pm

One bedroom 50 sqm, water, heating and cable-TV included. Located in the city centre. 4850 SEK (€ 410, $ 770)
 
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RE: How Much Is Your Rent?

Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:37 am



Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 55):
You cannot look at ROC's housing and think that it's the same everywhere. But 1600 in DFW is pretty high. My sister lives in Oaklawn/Downtown area and pays like $1200 montly, and her place is very nice and new.

With what I pay here in LA, I could get a very respectable house, almost everywhere else in the US... (notice almost

Yeah, like I'm comparing all housing markets to Rocehster's housing market. However having lived in Dallas myself, I am still familiar with the area. And before I would pay $1600 in rent, I'll put that much at least into a morgage where I have a chance at equity or something. Just my preference though. I understand paying an arm and a leg in L.A. or NYC, but thats why I prefer my mid-sized city suburbs.
 
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RE: How Much Is Your Rent?

Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:43 pm

Here in Kingston, Ontario my 1 bedroom/ 1 bath apartment with all utilities included (lekky, heat,water) is CDN$601 per month. Phone and cable extra, parking is free.

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RE: How Much Is Your Rent?

Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:23 am

$375/mo for a two bedroom apartment. And that's total, my roommate and I each only pay $187.50/mo. each plus splitting the electric, gas, and internet bills. He pays the cable bill because I don't watch TV.

For a college student it's fine. I just wish we had a dishwasher.

Prices are still reasonable in small town Mississippi (big surprise, I know).

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