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Your Questions About Cheap One Bedroom Apartments

April 13, 2012

Donald asks…

Can I find a cheap apartment in Manhattan?

I’m moving to the New York City next year to go to school at one of the City University schools. A friend and I would like to get an apartment but were considered about price. We are pretty flexible in location and dont need a huge space but we are curious about price. We can share a bedroom if necessary. Can anyone give me a cost estimate? We would also entertain the idea of living in Brooklyn if anyone knows how much those apartment costs too.

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 will also indicate it they have disabled access, allow pets and if so the type allowed.

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 24/7 365.

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.


Steven asks…

Cheap apartments in Apple Valley?

A one bedroom apartment for under 500…
Does such a thing exist in Apple Valley?
I might settle for a studio.
I’ve been googling and googling, but I figure I’d ask Yahoo as well.
Tried Craigslist, too. Nada.

Administrator answers:

Actually, I see 2BR units at for $650. If you split the rent, that’s under $300. For 1BR units, however, you may need to look in Victorville.

John asks…

which is cheaper, one bedroom or studio apartment?

Administrator answers:

Typically studios are cheaper. Everything is negotiable. There are other factors involved in the price of rent. Is it quiet? Do you have a garage or off street parking? Is there laundry? Is it close to transportation? A studio in NYC would typically be more expensive than a one bedroom out in the suburbs.

Shop around for the best deal for you.

Michael asks…

What is the average cost of living in Park Slope, NY?

I’m looking for a cheap one-bedroom apartment
Do they have Jamaicans living there?

Administrator answers:

You can expect to pay about $1500 to $2000 per month to rent a 1-bedroom apartment in Park Slope.
There are people of every race and national origin in the area, but if it’s important to you to have a lot of Jamaican/West Indian neighbors, you might want to consider living a bit east of Park Slope in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Flatbush, or Crown Heights. Those areas will also be cheaper.

Charles asks…

What is the cheapest way to move a one bedroom apartment from FL to AZ?

This is only involving 15-20 boxes and a king sized mattress. Some of these quotes from Uhaul, Budget and even PODS is outrageous!

PODS was $3800, the trucks are all around $1500. Any ideas??

Administrator answers:

I would sell the mattress and send the boxes by Greyhound bus.You will need to pick up the boxes at the bus station.
If not rent a van .

Good luck

Sharon asks…

Moving from Halifax to Toronto, But How?

I’m thinking of moving from Halifax to Toronto, but I really don’t know where to start. I am a 21 year old female, I have my high school diploma but I’m not in university. So I guess first of all I’m wondering, where would be the best types of places for me to look for a job? Is there anyone who will hire me before I move or am I just pushing it? Also, does anyone have any suggestions for good, cheap one bedroom apartments or a suggestions for a moving company? Anything would be helpful, I’m a little overwhelmed.

Administrator answers:

There are lots of JOBS for 21 year old women, but what do you plan to do in five or ten years from now? Sorry, I had to ask.

There are lots of good jobs and lots of not so good jobs. It’s the worst time of year to be thinking of such a move. Students and many others are flooding the job market.

To answer you question: Student areas can be somewhat inexpensive. Try the housing bulletin boards on college and university websites, craigslist etc. There are many, many jobs for personal assistants, homecare workers, nannies etc. Where there is a live in option. Sometimes these types of jobs work out just fine. This might help you on a temporary basis. There are unadvertised jobs for servers and hostesses at restaurants and clubs. That’s much more lucrative$$$ But, being hired while you’re in Halifax is unlikely.

You can also find shared rides on sites like craigslist. Maybe if you have stuff you can store some of it it in Halifax and just bring absolute essentials.

I notice you say you are “thinking” about moving here. I know a lot of people here who would LOVE to live in Halifax. Why dont you first come for a visit and see if you like it? Maybe arrange a job and a place. If I were you, I’d apply for every student aid, scholarship or bursary and go back to school as soon as possible.

Jobs may be found thru the government website link below. Good luck!

Paul asks…

Best places to live in Southern California?

This is still just a hypothetical scenario, but if all goes well it’ll come true in a year or two.

Picture this. Two friends, fresh out of high school through early graduation, planning on moving down to Southern California for six months to try out the independent lifestyle before deciding on our futures. Where would the best places to live be? A cheap studio or one bedroom apartment would be satisfactory, in an area not too sketchy. We’d prefer it to be just a few to thirty minutes away from either San Diego or LA, but a relatively quiet beach town. We’re just going to community college to finish prerequisites before heading to university so tuition won’t be too bad. What kind of bills (i.e. gas, electricity, water, etc.) should we remember to worry about? How much should we expect for rent and deposits? What areas have got the cheapest apartments? Any more advice from anybody who’s already been through the transition of moving out on your own? Remember, it’s still hypothetical and the plan’s not set in stone, I just really wanted to get some perspective and see if the dream is realistic or not. Thanks.

Administrator answers:

I’d suggest Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, or Mission Beach in San Diego. Take a look at apartment rentals on to get an idea of rent.

Good luck!

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