Post # 152
@JackieDe: They hike up rent closest to campus because there’s the assumption that Baylor students are using Daddy’s money and so can afford ridiculous rent. I still use university housing (their cheapest) because on my own I couldn’t afford a nicer apartment. I think if you go farther away on Valley Mills (closer to Floyd Casey) the rent is cheaper but that’s a 10 minute drive to campus when they keep taking away more and more parking to build “green spaces” so we look more Ivy League.
Post # 153
We pay $1150 per month in Central Jersey. The only utiltity included is cold water – we are responsible for gas, electric, hot water, and garbage. It is the 2nd floor of a two family house. We have 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, a teeny tiny kitchen, and a living room. We get a full size washer dryer in the basement, and some storage down there as well. No driveway so we have to park on the street. We have a little front and backyard too (although it’s not fenced in so we don’t use it much). I think we will be in this apartment until we buy a house 2-3 years down the road.
Post # 154
We live in Fort Lee NJ, pay $2060 2 bed, 2 bath, washer/dryer/diswasher garage/doorman…The apartment is huge but still think it’s too expensive…Will be looking for a house hopefully next year
Post # 155
@KatNYC2011: I’ll have to share this with FH. He (and sometimes me) stress about our $1625(and that’s with a $50 reduction due to the nonprofit I work for) rent for a one bedroom (buidling is only 2 years old, elevator, dishwahser, hook-up for w/d, patio, about 700sq ft.). We live in a traditionally more expensive region of the Central Coast. The rental market is a bit soft these days, but rent is still really expensive for what you get.
Post # 156
I think I am the first Phoenix bee to post! I live in central Phoenix in a pretty nice apartment, and I just renewed my lease for $730/month for a 900 sf 1BD/1BA plus garage. Water/sewer included, electric not (which can get expensive in the summer for AC). I moved from San Diego, where this same apartment would easily go for $1,500, so I totally get the location thing. I love this place, but after this year we’re looking to buy a house. Want something bigger, and something of my own.
Post # 157
1br 1 bath; 980 square feet; utilities not included; we live in TN. The cost is $580 per month.
Post # 158
Houston – in a nice area in the city – 2 br/2 bath – 1100 square feet for $1650 monthly (that’s including a $400 monthly discount for signing an 18-month lease). Nothing included, we pay trash fees, pest control fees, and all the regular bills. It’s a little insane. But… granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, crown moulding, etc.
Living in the city is so ridiculous though… we’re about to put an offer on a 4 br/2.5 bath, 2600 sq ft BRAND NEW house just 15 miles from where we are now (away from downtown), and if we get it our mortgage payment will be just $750 a month. Crazy.
Post # 159
Good lord! You New Yorkers are making me feel better about our ridiculous $1,200 rent for our just over 300 square foot cottage. It’s irritating because we own a house on the mainland and the mortgage is only a little more than that, for a 3 bedroom freaking HOUSE compared to our little shack!!
Post # 160
2 bed/1 bath outside of boston (walking distance to the subway). 800 sq ft, washer, dryer, dishwasher, 2 off street parking anf a small yard. No utilities included and the rent is $1300/month which is about $200-$300 less than it should go for. Our landlord looooves us 🙂
Post # 161
Well, our situation is a little unique….
We pay $217 for rent, plus utilities, but it’s because we share an upper duplex with several other people. The whole two floor upper duplex (four bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living rooms, kitchen, laundry room) costs $890. We split the rent per room and utilities per person
Post # 162
Wow, there’s definitely a lot of variation! We rent a 4 bedroom/1 bathroom single family home for $775/month (including the $25 pet fee) in Ohio. We have to pay for all utilities. We have a full basement (not finished) but it’s great for storage and our washer/dryer. In addition, there is a nice enclosed porch on the front. There is a small backyard and a detached 2 car garage. The neighborhood is quite and safe, so I’m happy.
Post # 163
Darling Husband was offered a job and we are probably moving (back) to NYC very soon. Our rent will be a lot more than our current mortgage! We are looking in Manhattan and a few parts of Brooklyn(Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights and Park Slope) for a 1 bedroom with office and will probably spend 3- 3.5k.
Post # 164
Until we moved we were living in a town about 45 min from Boston on the commuter rail line. We paid $850 per month – water and trash included. It was only about 700 square feet – one bedroom. It was an okay place but it was a lot of lower income families there I believe.
Post # 165
I live in Vancouver with my boyfriend and a friend of ours (they work together – the friend moved out here to work with my boyfriend. We transferred from Toronto)…
We pay $3000/month total (split evenly) for a 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom house, with attached garage.
It’s in a great neighbourhood (Kitsilano), so I don’t know if this is crazy expensive or not. I think the problem is living with a third person. We had to find a big enough place that we weren’t crawling all over each other, but $1000 is a little too much for my liking.
Back in Toronto I lived in a bachelor for $825/month – it was about 600 square feet I think, with separate kitchen and bathroom…
I can’t believe how cheap some of the rent is on this thread!
Post # 166
I live in a suburb of Toronto, and we pay $825/month for a one bedroom including utilities, cable, and we have our own washer/dryer. It’s in the bottom half of a semi-detached house. It’s a decent size and a great price for where we live, but it also has its downsides. Like no outlets in the kitchen!!