Post # 62
Oh goodness and I thought my rent was high! I live in a one brm with washer/dryer and no utlities paid now for $570 but I’m moving this summer to a 2 bdrm 800 sqft with washer/dryer and a patio for $510. Thank God I live in rural Texas!! I cant imagine thousands of dollars on an apartment smaller than mine.
Post # 63
I pay $0 for rent. I am a property manager, and have a few high-rise buidlings I oversee in downtown DC. I get to live rent free in one of the buildings I manage. It works out pretty well, since I never have to worry about rent or a commute. It also makes saving money a lot easier.
Post # 64
but its true pay is a lot higher in the northeast, many professionals flock to NYC; but man I could have saved a ton more by now, aw well, I always wanted to live in NYC thats literally the price you have to pay, we’re moving down south somewhere cheaper in the next one or two years my expensive city living days will soon be over as we settle into married family home bliss in a lower cost of living city
Post # 65
We pay $550 2 bed 1 bath… northern illinois.. utilities not included.
Post # 66
This poll made me laugh out loud like a maniac because it just boggles my mind seeing how cheap rent is in other parts of the country. I am in the over $2k range. It is virtually impossible to get a 2 bedroom in San Francisco for under $2k (at least in the desirable parts of the city). We don’t have a garage/parking spot because that would add on another $250 a month to our rent and we really don’t drive that often, so we park on the street. Oh the joys of city living.
Post # 67
I live an hour north of Pittsburgh, PA.
We have 2 BR/1 Bath and we are allowed pets, No pet fee. We do have to have renters insurance to live here though. My rent is $600/month and we get a $50 discount if paid by the 1st of every month. it’s also street parking because the person downstairs gets the driveway. We do have a really nice shed and backyard though and we have a back porch.
Washer/dryer hookups, Fridge, Stove, Cold water, Garbage
Not included & we purchased/pay for:
Washer/dryer, Portable dishwasher, microwave, Hot water, Heat & A/C (no central air, window unit), Cable, Internet, and Phone
We rent from a private landlord (not a corporate one) and It has it’s up and downs. We pay (I think) only a few dollars a month for renters insurance through Liberty Mutual, and our electric is always less than $140 a month.
We have budget electric (Good thing to look into when you first move out) that you’re electric will always be under a certain cap based on your income. Cable/internet is about $120 a month for 2 rooms of cable and DVR in one room. Cellphones are $100 a month. I’m not sure how much square feet we have, but I know it’s more than 900. Budgeting will become your best friend. lol. We’ve lived here for a whole year with just FH working on 21k a year. We always budgeted $140 out of every paycheck for Food and other things like cleaning supplies and etc. We only went out to eat once every paycheck for a date too, and it was always places where it was less than $10 per person, and FH only got paid 2x a month, the 5th and 25th.
Post # 68
I live outside the NYC area, in the Hoboken/Jersey City area. My Fiance and I live in a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment, with an elevator and doorman. We have a dishwasher and there’s a laundry room on each floor (ours is right next to our apt!). We pay $2,030/month.
Post # 69
Don’t even get me started on parking… we pay $400 a month for that.
@ModernDaisy: If I weren’t moving to London, I might take you up on that offer!
Although we love being higher up, we’re on the 11th floor and look out into a park so there’s no street noise only the noises of kids playing basketball and people out enjoying the park.
Post # 70
I am SO jealous of all you bees living in the UWS. I miss it so much! Before we moved out west, we had a 1BR/1BA with a great kitchen (dishwasher!) right near the 96th street express stop. It was a great apartment and I really loved the neighborhood… I think rent was $2300.
Now we live in subsidized university housing and it’s still way more than all the non NYC/Boston/SF people are paying. I think it’s $1350/month paid quarterly (comes out of FI’s stipend) including utilities for a tiny one-bedroom (smaller than in New York!) with a terrible, dishwasherless kitchen. At least the view is nice and the laundry in the basement is free.
Post # 71
We pay $850 for a small 1 bedroom apartment in Philadelphia. Rent includes gas, water, and internet. We do not have dishwasher or a washer/dryer in the building. Also, no building amenities such as lounge or gym.
Post # 72
We’re finally moving out of his parents’ house in August!
We just signed a lease for a 1200-square foot 2 br/1 ba house. The rent is $699/month, not including utilities. It comes with a refrigerator and dishwasher but no washer and dryer.
It was completely remodeled by a local artist, with marble floors in the kitchen and living room (yes, marble) and tile mosaic art in the foyer and bathroom. It was built probably 100 years ago as a mill house, and 2 mill worker families shared it.
The backyard is HUGE (definitely over an acre, not sure exactly) and has a spot for bonfires, and there is a large front porch and screened in back porch. The building that was the outhouse is still there, as is what used to be a hog pen. The landlord uses all of the yard buildings for storage.
And this is hilarious – if we want, we can have chickens!
It’s in a college town in the South for reference.
Post # 73
I pay $675 (flat, no utilities. This isn’t half of our bills though, he’s being easy on me) toward our mortgage on a 1700 sq ft house with 3 br, 2.5 ba on a third of an acre with two ravines in the back yard (plus tons of trees!). We also have a pool, which is both awesome and awful.
Before this I lived solo in an 800 sq ft 2 br 1 ba 1930’s townhouse with hardwood floors, tons of charm, mini appliances (fridge, dishwasher, stove), laundry in basement, AWESOME front porch, with garage for $740. Awesome young, hip, artsy neighborhood and could walk to everything. I miss it terribly sometimes!
Post # 74
We signed a lease for a 2 bedroom 1.5 bath unit in a fourplex with a small backyard for $610 a month. This is in a midsize college town in Texas.
Post # 75
I live in Georgia. Currently I pay $400 for a townhouse that is 3bed/3bath. I’m only payng for my room and bathroom though 🙂 The other roommates pay $420 and $380 I believe (according to the size of their room). We have a half bathroom downstairs. No utilities are included. They run about $80 – $100 per month per person. Not bad at all.
When I move in with my hubby, we will have a 1bed/1.5bath apartment. Our rent will be $620. I’m kind of annoyed at the apartment complex because we have to pay $1.70 per month to receive our rent bill online ($3.20 if we want it mailed). We also pay about $7 for pest control. Water is added onto our rent (no more than like $20 per month). We have to pay for cable… but it’s a group rate so no more than $40 for good cable stations. But still, I don’t like places that make you pay so much for every little thing… especially to receive your rent bill. Wtf?!
Post # 76
I’m not a renter, but I just wanted to say that, I knew NYC was expensive, i didn’t realize people would actually pay that much for such little space. but I guess it’s all about location.