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06-19-2012, 05:56 AM #1
Apartment Advice In Cali?
Hey Guys, I'm looking for some suggestions,
I am currently living in Arizona, attending ASU for Business Law. However i've been dying to get out of here and move to california. I've shifted all my classes to online for the next year, giving me the flexibility to live just about anywhere as long as i make it back to ASU for finals and exams (A total of about 10 days all year).
I've been looking mainly at San Diego due to the proximity to Arizona, but i am also willing to consider L.A. - I am looking for suggestions for a decent apartment complex and or condo to rent. Currently i am in a high-rise 1 bed room / 1 bath 720sqft, with payments just above $1400 a month. Which i know is next to nothing by california standards. Realistically i am looking at $2000 a month plus utilities but of course would prefer less.
Anyone have some recommendations or websites? If i could find a website similar to Phoenix Lofts, Tempe Condos, Scottsdale Lofts and More. i'd be thrilled.
Looking to move in the next month or two. Lease expires august 1st but i have a place to stay if the right place opens up later.
Sorry this is so broad and open ended, hopefully someone can offer some advice.
Also if i am screwed price wise let me know what a good budget is for similar to what i currently have. I can always put more hours in on work if need be.
Last edited by BMFX; 06-19-2012 at 05:59 AM.
06-19-2012, 06:26 AM #2Senior Member
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craigslist or westsiderentals.com for the LA area
06-19-2012, 06:45 AM #3
Yea i am hoping to avoid craigslist - royal pain in the butt to sort out good area vs. bad. Plus fake ads, and feelers. Its a hassle. I'd prefer a more polished system however thanks a ton for westsiderentals.
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06-19-2012, 12:40 PM #4
Just call one of the douches on Million Dollar Listing.
06-20-2012, 12:23 AM #5
Give me 12 years or so and we'll talk about that. That is if i keep working hard of course =P.
Until then i am stuck trying to guess my way around. - I've lived downtown seattle before, so i already know budget wise i am gonna be on the low end in cali.
06-21-2012, 10:51 AM #6
PadMapper.com and Zillow.com always yield pretty good results for me. Also Trulia.com... they're all listing aggregators though, so you'll get a lot of repeat results.2009 CLS550
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06-22-2012, 10:59 AM #7
Padmapper's new to me so i'll look into that one, Thanks.
So far the best one that showcases what i am really looking for is Apartments for Rent: Search for Apartments by Equity Residential - Which really helps break things down for me. Sounds like i have enough sources to make a choice. Hopefully i can sort this all out in the next week. Turn in my 30-day notice here in az soon.
The website above has let me pick a choice for every major city i have been debating so if anyone finds this thread hopefully it helps you as well.
Last edited by BMFX; 06-22-2012 at 11:29 AM.
06-26-2012, 12:30 AM #8Member
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- Moorpark, CA/ Tempe, AZ
Personally I would choose LA over San Diego anyday. Perhaps look in Culver City, West Hollywood, or outside areas like Calabasas. That way you're at least close to everything without the top of the insane prices, nor are you in the worst areas of LA.
I bet you find something bigger than that space you've got at West 6th for that $1400 a month price. Good luck!
06-26-2012, 05:55 AM #9
Check this place out.
My friend lives here, and I was just at his appt. Very nice, and i think its around the pric eyou want
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06-26-2012, 01:28 PM #10
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