(Closed) How much do you pay for rent?

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    $2000 and Up

  • Post # 32
    1955 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

    Also on the UWS in New York City in a 1 Br, 1 bath with about 600 sq ft, I believe…No doorman and no laundry in the building but we have a dishwasher and small balcony, plus a loft for storage. We pay $1950/month and consider it a steal!

    Post # 33
    5920 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    We live in a one bedroom, one bath apartment on a golf course.  It has a washer/dryer, 2 walk in closets, and a dishwasher.  The bedroom is small, but the bathroom and kitchen are huge.

    Utilities are NOT included.  We pay $660 per month.  $25 of that is a pet fee.

    Post # 34
    13094 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Well prior to this month (while we were still under our lease) we were paying $1250 a month for a 1br/2ba + den, 1100 sq feet apartment in Dallas (Addison actually).  The unit is only about 2.5 years old, granite counters, storage locker downstairs, balcony overlooking the pool, space for a full sized washer and dryer (although we had to provide them), its a corner unit, and we have “drive-up” covered parking (can park on the same level as the unit – aka no needing to take stairs).  Utilities not included.

    Now we are having to go month-to-month because my job situation is up in the air and we will likely be moving soon so we’re getting raped when it comes to rent.

    ETA: We live in a very desirable area just outside of Dallas.  We could certainly be paying less per month than what we are if we lived in a different area.  But for the area we are in, our rent is pretty good.

    Post # 35
    6659 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

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    @KatNYC2011: I’m moving in May if you want it! I wouldn’t recommend it though, we are on the ground floor so it gets loud with people coming in and out. Great starter apartment though and we’ve been able to save a ton of money. Can’t beat the location IMO, I heart the UWS 🙂

    Post # 36
    266 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I pay $700/month for a studio apartment that is a little over 400 square feet in a golfcourse community in Tallahassee, FL. It has a washer/dryer and parking but no dishwasher and includes electricity and water. This is about average for the area.

    Post # 37
    3363 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I don’t rent right now, but I do rent out a place I own.  It is about an hour outside Boston, near the train, has a dishwasher in the unit, and a (coin operated) washer/dryer in the building, heat and hot water included in the rent, and the entire place is very newly renovated.  It has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.  It is a top floor (of 3) corner unit, 710 sq feet, and I charge $1100/month.  I am assuming this is a good price, since less than a week after posting on Craig’s List we had a lease signed by the first people to look at it!!

    Post # 38
    1160 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

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    @JrzyGurl: That’s a pretty sweet deal. I lived on Riverside in college in a ~1920s apt with a view of the Hudson, I enjoyed every moment b/c I knew that I’d never be able to afford a nice place like that in the real world (it was student housing)!

    Outside of DC we got pretty lucky with the location (walking distance of G-town and 2 metro stops); it’s tiny but about $1250. I had a hard time finding such a good spot for that price.

    Post # 39
    3216 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I pay for 1 bedroom out of a 4 bed/4 bath apartment– all have separate leases because I live near a school campus and am just putting my two years in for the MA degree before I move back home.   My rent and all utilities is $469/month.

    Post # 40
    45 posts
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I’m in NYC too, in the Chelsea area. We have a 2-bedroom apt (2nd bedroom is TINY) with a separate kitchen and an office too, but all the rooms are small – about 900 square foot in total. It’s an old, pretty dilapidated walk-up building and there are no laundry facilities on premises. We pay $2,575 per month, which includes heat/hot water.

    Post # 41
    2394 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Another NYC bee.  1BR in Greenwich Village for $2,085.00.  No laundry, dishwasher or doorman, but still reasonable for the neighborhood.

    Post # 42
    1497 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We seriously lucked out and got a place for $650 with all utilities included. However it’s pretty small, just 2 big rooms really plus small kitchen and decently-sized bathroom, so we’re looking to upgrade eventually.

    Post # 43
    146 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Wow, I am really glad we live in NC!  We are renting a 2 bedroom/ 1.5 bath townhouse that is 7 years old for $750 a month.  That does not include utilities.  It is in a great area- gated community.  

    This is our last month renting since we close on our house next week- even our mortgage for a 3 bed/2 bath/2 car garage in a GREAT neighborhood is less than $100 more!

    Post # 44
    747 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    we got a crazy deal on our place! the owner gutted a building & turned it into 6 condos before the housing market crashed. he would have lost a lot of $$ by selling then, so he just wanted to put rent paying bodies in the building to help cover the mortgage until things picked up & he could sell them. technically, they’re all for sale- we have that realtor lock box/key thing on the front, but no one is going to buy one now, no one’s even looked in the 2 years we’ve been here=)

    we live in worcester ma (medium sized city in central MA) & pay 1k (lowest out of the renters in the building also, not sure why. maybe he liked us, hehe) for a 2br, 1 bath, only utility/services included are water & snow removal. we get 1 parking spot in the carport. we have a central air system, high efficiency laundry stackable unit in our bathroom, a small, but nice kitchen, w/ stainless appliances & granite counters. downfalls of our place- not a good part of the city, tiny brs, no outdoor space at all (by that i mean grass, not parking lot), no storage- not even a coat closet, 4 flights of stairs up (not fun when carrying in groceries!), 3 VERY small closets total in the unit- 1 in each br & 1 in the bathroom, our bamboo floors suck & everything scratches/marks them, think our security deposit will all be taken for them=(, and it’s really inconvenient to any highway. rent around here for our place should prob be about $1200-1400.

    Post # 45
    3563 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

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    @moderndaisy: OMG how is that possible?! It is like my DREAM to live in an apt with a washer/dryer.

    I’m like embarassed to say how much we pay for rent…let’s just say it’s a lot 🙁


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    @teaadntoast: That’s way reasonable for the neighborhood…DH and I looked in the West Village area last year and couldn’t find anything for under 3k.

    Post # 46
    2738 posts
    Sugar bee

    Ah, am I the only NYC’er in Brooklyn? I live in Crown Heights, not as scary as it sounds I assure you. I’ve been here for about 7 years and I’ve seen the neighborhood gentrify a LOT! My rent is about $1100 a month for a one bedroom which is pretty big. I don’t know how much space it has but I have enough space for a coat closet, a laundry closet and a HUGE closet for my clothes. Space for my stacks of shoes and a nice sized kitchen. It’s walking distance from Prospect Park, Central Library and the Museum. I love NYC…but I agree, the cost of living is a lot. And no, despite what folks think, many people here don’t get paid that much 🙁

    Ps. I live in a 4th floor walkup. Let’s just say I have toned calves and butt. It’s a huge pain with laundry and groceries!

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