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What's the going price of rent where you live?

Just wondering what it's like in other places -
We're being transferred to west Texas and I just spent the weekend there looking for a house to lease while we build one. - OOOO my Goodness! A 3/2/2 average size house (1500-2000 sq ft) is going for anywhere from $1800 to over $2500 A month.
Apartments are worse - 800 sq ft apartment $1025!
Crap how do people afford these prices?

What does housing cost where you live? Where are you?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:14 PM on May. 23, 2011 in Just for Fun

Answers (18)
  • lol, well glad you're not moving here (md....dc metro area). it is $1600/month for a 2 bedroom apartment. even in the questionable areas it is $1200/month for a 2 bedroom. it is crazy. there aren't even any houses around here you could lease lol

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 10:17 PM on May. 23, 2011

  • O and I found 2 (yes just 2) under $1000 a month - R.A.T. holes.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 10:18 PM on May. 23, 2011

  • We have a number of rental properties. The least expensive is a 2 bedroom 1 1/2 bath rents for $900. The most expensive is a four bedroom 2 1/2 bath znd rents for $2300.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 10:18 PM on May. 23, 2011

  • About the same unless you know someone who needs someone to stay in their home and will work out an agreement to pay less than the going rate is.

    Rooms rent for alot too $600+
    Alot of the people in our County who are paying these high prices for apts/house rentals have to go outside the County for work in order to afford to pay to live here, and with the expense of a commute, I wonder if its even worth it to have a higher paying job, all their money goes to living expenses and commuting.

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 10:19 PM on May. 23, 2011

  • Sacramento Ca apartments run 500 to 1200. A 2 bdrm is 700. Houses 800 and up.

    Answer by momavanessa at 10:19 PM on May. 23, 2011

  • depends on location here. So I'll give the range, cause location is really important
    mediocre to magnificent
    1br apartment 875-1250 (less than 800sq ft)
    2br apartment 1050-1650 (up to about 1000 sq ft) also ameneties play a big part in this
    3br apartment 1150-1800

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 10:20 PM on May. 23, 2011

  • We used to live in Sonoma County CA. One bedrooms are 800 to 900! I was so glad we moved out of that over priced county!

    Answer by momavanessa at 10:20 PM on May. 23, 2011

  • I live in a 2bd/2ba duplex in Lodi, CA....about 45 minutes from Sacramento...and we pay $700 a month

    Answer by Lucky209 at 10:21 PM on May. 23, 2011

  • In Southern Michigan you can get something very decent for $500

    Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 10:22 PM on May. 23, 2011

  • We currently live in a 2/2 house with double garage on 2 acres, washer, dryer and 50 inch television furnished, green house, landscaped, yard care provided and there are 2 RV hookups for visitors - $950 a month.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 10:23 PM on May. 23, 2011

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