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Your Questions About Cheap Studio Apartments

July 11, 2012

John asks…

I need a cheap studio in NE or NW Portland, OR?

I am a college student, looking for a cute little studio or one bedroom in NE or NW Portland. Anywhere from 300-450 is my price range. Anything could help, I would prefer to not live in a ghetto apartment but am not snobby. If you know of any places let me know.

Administrator answers:

Ghetto, I didn’t know black people would even feel comfortable living in portland….. MHmmm

Betty asks…

What should I look for in an apartment/studio?

I’ve never lived anywhere but home, and I’m 32. Recently, I had an interview in a different city, same state. If I get the job, I have to move, but I don’t know the first thing to do. I know I have to look for a really cheap, yet safe and clean apartment/studio, but I’m apprehensive. I don’t know what to take and what to leave behind. I still don’t drive, so I have to live close enough to my workplace to walk there and get groceries, do my laundry, etc.

Administrator answers:

I’m not sure what the rates or conditions are like in CA, but some key things to look for in an apartment or studio are:

- reasonable rent for what you are getting. Compare prices with other buildings offering the same type of apartments
- appliances in the apartment, ie fridge and stove. It’s a bonus if it includes a dishwasher, washer/dryer
- it is much cheaper if you can get in a building that pays for the heat and hot water, and you just have to pay for electricity
- when checking out the apartment, be sure there are no black, moldy spots around the windows, in the bathroom and/or in the kitchen. Make sure the building is clean, too.
- A live-in super is so much better then not having one in the building.
- Some places come furnished, which might be easier on you. Www.kijiji.ca is a great way to find apartments
- check out several buildings before making a decision

As for things to bring, well, bring what you can and what you need. You can always purchase new or used things later on, but the essentials would be bed, clothes, dishes, and food.

Good luck on your interview!

Sandy asks…

Buying studio apartment victoria in australia?

I want to buy a studio apartment in victoria for a cheap cost?
(not very luxurious ,but basic things are essential)]
1.How much will it cost around?

Administrator answers:

First off it depends on where in Victoria?? Location is highly important in determining the price. Secondly you will have a hard time finding a studio condominium. Almost all condominiums are at least 2 bed room.

Ruth asks…

Are the any cheap, fairly descent apartments located near the Art Institute of Huoston?

I am considering going back to school fulltime at the Art Institute of Houston (on Yorktown). I’m a single 35 yr old women with no kids. All I need is a very small studio apartment that I can live in for a few years while I’m a student. I’ve been on apartmentratings.com and apartmentguide.com, but I’d also like to get the scoop from any of you as well. I don’t need anything fancy….just NOT alot of crime or roaches. Thanks!

Administrator answers:

I am not sure if cheap and decent go together in that part of town for an apartment. You might want to drive around to find some privately owned condos around there that may be for lease. That might be your best bet. Those are usually all bill paid, except for cable and internet. A few years ago I found a condo for about $650 a month, all bills paid, including cable. This was Dunston Place at 7900 Westheimer. Maybe something like that still is available. It would be a lil bit of a drive, but it is safe there and not that expensive because of the all bills paid.

Good luck!

Mark asks…

what is the cheapest studio, condo, or apartment i can rent in sacramento, ca?

and not in a bad neighborhood?

Administrator answers:

The only cheap ones are in the ghettos. You can’t have both cheap rent and a good neighborhood.

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