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Your Questions About Studio Apartments In Boston

May 24, 2012

Ken asks…

Cheapest apartments in Boston?

how much does it typically cost to get an apartment, or like a studio apartment? Near Bunker Hill CC?

Thank you!

Administrator answers:

Commonwealth ave

Michael asks…

I want to rent apartment in Boston for cheap price?

I want a studio apartment around $500 a month in Boston , or around Boston. Can anybody help me find one like that. And also there is only deposit and move in . I don’t want to pay any fee to move in. less than $1000 OK.

Administrator answers:

Web sites are a good place to find an apartment or house to rent, if you want to go through the entire list to find one in your state and then city.

The best place to look for places to rent is to go to the yellow pages of your telephone book, look under property managers.

These individuals list properties for rent in certain areas, so make sure you select the areas in which you wish to rent.

Call several of the property managers listed there, tell them you want a list of properties that they have for rent. Some will fax, email or mail the list of local places to rent along with the address, number of bedrooms and bath rooms, amenities available, such as washer and dryers or gyms, the monthly rental of the unit. Most will include a rental application. These list will include the monthly rental required, if a lease or month to month agreement will be signed. They will also indicate if they will accept Section 8 vouchers.

They might indicate a web site that you might visit to get their list of places to rent. It does not cost to get a rental list from a reputable property manager.

Some will require you to stop by their office and pick up the list. A lot of them post their list outside so the list are available 24/7 360.

Make sure you don’t fall for the scams and purchase a list as 70%-80% of these list are composed of free list they have compiled. They are not the property managers of any property in most instances.

You might also google Property managers in whatever city or community you want to live in and see what comes up. Again do not pay for this information as it is free from reliable property managers.

I hope this has been of some benefit to you, good luck.

“FIGHT ON”

Donald asks…

How do I convince family members of my need for privacy?

I’m kinda of a hermit (I have only one close lady friend, and I live by myself in a studio apartment in Boston), but the thing is I have a majority of family members who criticize me for losing touch for long periods of time. (Most of my family is from the south in Alabama and Georgia. Very strong need for family values) I lived most of my youth and young adult years surrounded by family, and I have always wanted more time alone to center and balance my mind and spirit. Now that I finally have it, they want me to continue to keep in touch. I don’t mind any of them calling or visiting me, but I told them (nicely) that I refuse to go out of my way to keep in touch with anyone. Too much work and worry. Anyone got any ideas on what else I can say to get my point across? (Keep in mind. Most of my family is very stubborn)
I did tell most of them that I was sort of a loner and/or hemit, and I always had this mentality since I was younger, but my words continue to fall on deaf ears.
This is for Sally. No, I don’t feel like I’m being mean, and yes, I’m in my right mind. True, in my mind, I don’t like the thought of feeling responsible for other family’s issues and problems, but that doesn’t say I won’t be there in a time of need and emergency.

Administrator answers:

Well, that’s just plain sad. For them AND for you. They love you and you obviously don’t love anyone back. If you did, you’d want to keep in touch. One day your family members will get sick and die. And you won’t care? You have children being born into the family that you will never know…. When you get sick someday, nobody will care or help you or take care of you. You want them to visit you, but you won’t go out of your way to visit with them by phone, mail or in person. Very selfish. Sorry, that’s how I see it.
If you are mentally ill, you should seek help. If you are just being selfish, you should straighten up and fly right. Life is too short to be so mean to all the people who care about you!

Mark asks…

Iam going as a student to Boston. Is it safe to live there alone in a studio apartment?

Administrator answers:

Like any city, there are parts where you will be OK and parts where you will not. It is a safe city though.

Do research on the neighborhoods – before you sign anything. You will likely be safe though. The areas around the Universities are pretty safe.

Carol asks…

What options are there for people renting a studio apartment with no oven or stove?

So I found my dream apartment, in downtown Boston in a perfect location at a cheap rent, everything I need except there is no oven or stove. Some questions:

1) Should I not rent the apartment for this reason?
2) Is there a way to buy a small stove or find a way to heat up food (aside from a microwave) without needing an oven or stove?
3) In general, what eating options are there in winter when I would want warm food and have no oven or stove?

THANKS A TON!

Administrator answers:

If there’s enough wiring to run them without blowing circuits all the time, you can get a toaster oven(get one with convection heat), a hotplate( I’d recommend an induction hotplate), a microwave, an electric kettle, a toaster, a slow cooker, a rice cooker, any or all of the above, just to mention a few of the cooking appliances you can buy that plug into a wall plug. You can buy all of those at Wal-mart except maybe the induction hotplate. You might have trouble baking cakes or bread or a 20 lb turkey without a real oven, but with the appliances I named, I could easily produce a full dinner for six.

But you need to know how much electricity you have to work with. If it isn’t much, you may only be able to plug one thing in at a time, or not be able to use things at full power. I’d check that out pretty carefully. You don’t want to be blowing circuits every time you cook, or starting an electrical fire. If you have to eat out all the time, there’s no point paying cheap rent as all your savings on rent will get used up by restaurant meals. I’d consider an apartment in which I couldn’t cook to be a room, not an apartment.

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