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06-27-2012, 01:20 AM #11
Wow man, I don't mean to bash you, I hope you take this as some kind of useful information.
I live not too far from you, in Glendale, AZ. I bought a brand spanking new home in April 2011, 2,700 sq ft, gated community, Solar Panels pre installed on my home, energy efficient home, 3 car garage and sitting on a 1/4 acre.
I put $0 down, yes ZERO DOWN, and financed all of it over $200k @4.87% interest, which is high compared to a year later today, average of 3.6%. My payments are $1,103.05 and a $100 a month escrow. That's 1,203.05 a month, and I guarantee you my energy bill is less than yours. I also started in an apartment in Arizona and during the summer months would pay over 200-300 a month in electricity, I think it was mostly due to my neighbors above me cheaping out and not using ac! I barely pay $140-160 now with my free solar panels during the summer months and during winter I pay around $50 or so a month.
06-27-2012, 03:10 PM #12
I have to tell you thats pretty impressive, and you have a great set up.
Realistically i am young, i am just turning 20. I know investment wise a house is a good idea but i want to experience life and have fun before i sign my life down. Glendale's nice, depending on the area but Arizona in of its self isn't exactly where i'd like to stay long term wise.
06-27-2012, 06:24 PM #13
I live in San Diego, on craigslist is a good tool to use for looking at apartments, the areas you want to stay away from are, El Cajon, National City, Spring Valley, Lemon Grove, parts of Chula Vista, parts of La Mesa, Paradise Hills, Golden Hills, actually there are lots to list, where do you want to live, close to the beaches? inland? lived here since 06 as a Marine just got out in August and decided to stay here instead of going back home to Hawaii
06-29-2012, 10:07 PM #14
06-29-2012, 10:25 PM #15Member
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06-30-2012, 12:52 AM #16
Well for $1400 a month you can get a 1 bedroom or a 2 bedroom for $1650 and I live in a very active and vibrant area in Los Feliz, CA"Amateurs started Google and Apple. Professionals built the Titanic"
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08-07-2012, 06:26 PM #17
Yes, as they mentioned Zillow can flag rentals rather than just for sale properties
10-09-2012, 02:08 AM #18Junior Member
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Rental-Living.com if you're interested in Orange County. The Newport Bluffs apartments is the nicest of nice. A one BR is around $1,750. Beautiful Vegas style pool and beautiful women littered throughout the city. Close to beach and good shopping. Luxury cars everywhere...
10-12-2012, 05:29 PM #19Banned
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Whoever the developer is on these properties, did a great job! If I lived in the area I'd definitely move there
10-12-2012, 06:19 PM #20