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Old 12-16-2014, 09:36 PM
 
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So what we really have here is a combination of a true rise in rents, but coupled with too narrow of a vision of where to live.

It's like saying rent in New York is too high, where do all the people who don't have huge Wall Street salaries live? Well, they live in New Jersey, Queens, and Long Island.

Same thing here. Rents in the city have gone way up because everybody wants what you want. So the market is filtering itself for people willing to pay for it.

The end game here is harsh reality, but it boils down to make more money or give up some of your demands.

Probably the easiest demand to give up in requiring an elevator, since that is the most constrictive requirement you have. Most apartments simply do not have them. Also, has been stated, rents in many areas have risen very slightly or even remained stagnant over the past several years. You can rent an apartment in Alpharetta for more or less the same price as 10 years ago (for the same quality level that was available then, that is).

However, I can also tell you aren't looking hard enough because Post Gardens is an excellent property in Buckhead, very close to Brookhaven, with a parking garage and elevator (though the elevator isn't necessarily close to each and every unit). Rents on 2 bedrooms there start at $1340. It's also within walking distance to the Lenox MARTA station.

That is just based on a 5 second search. I didn't conduct full research, just checked into Post Gardens because I used to live there and liked it. It's not unique in the area, so there should be other properties that are more or less similar nearby.

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If the people at ProMove couldn't have found this, they aren't good, which isn't surprising. Or you have some other requirements you aren't telling us about.
I'm working with Promove. And they have been helpful but the prices are still high. They help with all of the legwork of calling the various complexes. It makes it easier. I will look at the suggested locations Smyrna/Roswell. I looked at Post Gardens before I moved to my current location(I'm further down the street from there). My wife didn't like them but that was 2 years ago a little before they were doing heavy renovations. Promove did have it on the list. I have been trying to avoid Alpharetta because of the notorious 400 Southbound Commute from hell. Your comments are stinging....but appreciative and relatively true.
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Old 12-16-2014, 09:44 PM
 
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Ah, so now we are getting somewhere....

Why didn't your wife like Post Gardens? From what I recall, the units had fairly utilitarian floorplans, modern amenities, crown moulding, washer/dryer connections, good appliances, etc.

What I'm driving at here is trying to ferret out the requirements you aren't telling us about. Does your wife demand granite countertops? Stainless steel appliances? Hardwood floors? Valet trash service?

These are all things that drive rents up, of course. It seems that apartments with elevators in the radius you specified below your price range do, in fact, exist....the question is, what is it about them that strikes them from your list?

I'm not asking to be a jerk, I'm asking because the more complete an idea posters have on what you are looking for, the more we can steer you in the right direction.

Or maybe this is just a general complaint thread. Which would be valid, because I do agree that the rents are too damn high.
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Old 12-16-2014, 09:48 PM
 
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Try Alexan Lenox, they got an elevator
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Old 12-16-2014, 09:54 PM
 
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Ah, so now we are getting somewhere....

Why didn't your wife like Post Gardens? From what I recall, the units had fairly utilitarian floorplans, modern amenities, crown moulding, washer/dryer connections, good appliances, etc.

What I'm driving at here is trying to ferret out the requirements you aren't telling us about. Does your wife demand granite countertops? Stainless steel appliances? Hardwood floors? Valet trash service?

These are all things that drive rents up, of course. It seems that apartments with elevators in the radius you specified below your price range do, in fact, exist....the question is, what is it about them that strikes them from your list?

I'm not asking to be a jerk, I'm asking because the more complete an idea posters have on what you are looking for, the more we can steer you in the right direction.

Or maybe this is just a general complaint thread. Which would be valid, because I do agree that the rents are too damn high.
Well I think the ones we saw at Post had white appliances and checkered floors......but again that was 2 years ago. Their reviews have been so-so from what I've read also but I don't read too much into that. She doesn't actually demand all of those things, but she does hates white appliances. Black appliances are fine. Floors are fine as long as they aren't checkered The elevator is the biggest thing. With me working so much and her having to carry the baby around alot. I don't think we are asking for much but just overall the rents are astonishingly high. Initially I started my search with options of 2br, Elevator and Gated and the prices started at about $1300 and went up from there. But when I called most places that listed at $1300 online their actual rents were around $1500+. So in someways its a general complaint but in others it hasn't been an easy search.
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Old 12-17-2014, 05:31 AM
 
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I agree with the OP, because im in the same situation (but my price range is much lower) rent in a good area is high. And when you do find a place you like in your price range theirs nothing available and probably a waiting list.
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Old 12-17-2014, 08:48 AM
 
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Rents are sky-high right now. Meanwhile, real estate is still relatively affordable, though that window is closing.

That's the flip side of a rebounding local economy.
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Old 12-17-2014, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Sweet Home...CHICAGO
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I'm working with Promove. And they have been helpful but the prices are still high. They help with all of the legwork of calling the various complexes. It makes it easier. I will look at the suggested locations Smyrna/Roswell. I looked at Post Gardens before I moved to my current location(I'm further down the street from there). My wife didn't like them but that was 2 years ago a little before they were doing heavy renovations. Promove did have it on the list. I have been trying to avoid Alpharetta because of the notorious 400 Southbound Commute from hell. Your comments are stinging....but appreciative and relatively true.
I tried to use Promove but anything that was under the prices you mentioned we in bad areas. When i pointed that out to them, they said anything below a certain price point would be in bad areas and that was all that was there.

Atlanta rent has gotten too expensive.
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Old 12-17-2014, 12:13 PM
 
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I tried to use Promove but anything that was under the prices you mentioned we in bad areas
Promove is made of morons.

If you had to live in a bad area or spend $1600 per month, nobody would live here.

I guess Promove considers Buckhead, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Suwanee, Brookhaven, and Marietta bad areas. Because you can certainly get into any of those for under $1600 for a 2-bedroom.

The rent is too damn high. But it's not that damn high.
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Old 12-17-2014, 12:36 PM
 
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215 Piedmont has nice 2 bdr for under 1600. All the Apartments around Howell mill are under 1600
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Old 12-17-2014, 04:48 PM
 
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What ever happened to reasonable rents? The same thing that happened to reasonable salaries/wages/benefits.
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