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Well, when I used to live in an apartment about 3 years ago it cost me $445 per month. That included electricity (electric baseboard heaters were used), cable TV and it was for a one bedroom unit that was split to a 2 bedroom. Wasn't a beautiful place but kept me warm.
EDIT: Oh yeah. When I first got married (almost 5 years ago) we moved into a 2 bedroom apartment with 2 bathrooms. I only had to pay for cable and phone. It cost me $610 a month. Also, laundry facilites were provided.
i pay 490 a month, water included for a one bedroom, but its a nice apartment complex right in a great place in town, just minutes from everything and zero crime around. electric runs around 50-60 during the summer and slightly higher during the winter.
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ford trucks i have previously owned
1972 f250 1989 f250
1995 f350 2004 f250
Yeah, i've always wanted to calculate that. My apt complex is huge. 48 1 bedrooms =26,880, they also have 48 bigger size 1 bedrooms, 48 smaller 1 bedrooms, about 30 studio apartments, probably another 48 2 bedrooms, and 30 4 bedrooms. so yeah, theyre bringing in some $$$
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I've got a manufactured home in a local trailer park. Lot fees are 400/month. I make 15 bucks an hour as an entry level HVAC tech. I moved in about 8 months ago. Now, my sister is fed up with mom(long story) and wants to move in here and pay half of the lot fees.
DAMN , thats a mortgage on a 1000sf house out here
Try living in the Bay Area where I'm from. Up in San Francisco, apartments START at $1200-1500, and go up from there. Even in other places around the bay, you're still lookin at starting rents in the neighborhood of $900 or so.
I'm going to ditch the whole apartment thing and get a travel trailer to live in. Cheap rent, you can just move if you want a different view, you have your hotel room behind you if you go on a trip, the neighbors are at least a little further away, and you get to hang out with the traveling folks who IMHO are some of the friendliest and most interesting folks to talk to.
James - Tyler, Tx.
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Ahmen brother! I'm saving money HARD and should be able to pick up a desent one for cash in a few years, and maybe an acre or two of land to call homebase (and store my toys and shop, lol) The only thing I'll miss of civilized home life is my HighSpeed internet access. . .and satellite is coming down in price and might make an ineresting alternative to Cox
hell yeah, I refused to rent. Found an old mobile on 3.6" acres, my payments are $364 a month. Property tax is $600/year. Even if you dont plan on living in a place forever, youll get some money back if you sell it, unlike rent where the money just goes into the owners pocket. Call it an investment.
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