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Old 03-03-2015, 08:53 PM
 
Location: ATL
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Without regard to job, commute, or schools, what area in or around Atlanta would one look to if their budget allowed for a one or two bedroom apartment in the $800-$900 (or lower!) range? Pluses would be areas that are pet friendly and perhaps have a park or two somewhat nearby. Safety concerns are relative, but we'll just set the standard at locations away from very high gang activity.

What part of town would I be looking to?
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Old 03-03-2015, 09:00 PM
 
Location: O4W
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Smyrna/Vinings
Marietta
Norcross


You can find that just about anywhere OTP
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Old 03-03-2015, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Habersham Properties | they have rentals from the $750.00 rang in midtown, buckhead and other parts of in town Atlanta

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Old 03-09-2015, 12:08 PM
 
Location: ATL
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Thanks for these! I'm glad I was being mostly realistic in thinking that I'd probably need to confine the search to areas OTP, and I've enjoyed looking into the Habersham Properties units.

I flew into Atlanta a few weeks ago in the hopes of securing a place before moving at the end of this month, but was unable to in the time I had. I'm getting a bit stressed now that it's down to the wire. I finally contacted Promove and it seems like it's taken some of the stress out of things, but I'm not sure how I feel about some of the practices. For example, my agent actually suggested that I lie about the size of my dog. Not a little lie, like fibbing 5-10 pounds. But claiming the dog is half the size that he actually is. That just doesn't inspire confidence in their services.

Hopefully I'll be able to update this with more info after I find a place for others who might be looking in this price range.
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Old 03-09-2015, 12:11 PM
 
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Have you thought about renting a house?
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Old 03-09-2015, 12:22 PM
 
Location: ATL
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Have you thought about renting a house?
I think about it occasionally but when I'm honest with myself, I have to admit that I'd likely make for a poor house renter, at least based on most of the requirements I usually see. I'm not interested in maintaining a yard, for example. I also worry that the costs of renting a house would be too high. Though, this is all based on perception rather than experience.
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Old 03-09-2015, 01:17 PM
 
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The costs would be about the same really. But yeah - quite a few do require you mow. But you also then get a yard for your dog.
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Old 03-09-2015, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Atlanta (Finally on 4-1-17)
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Habersham Properties | they have rentals from the $750.00 rang in midtown, buckhead and other parts of in town Atlanta
Thanks for posting the link. Good finds and good rents.
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Old 03-09-2015, 02:51 PM
 
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The costs would be about the same really. But yeah - quite a few do require you mow. But you also then get a yard for your dog.
The yard would be a dream, I admit. My major concern would be furnishing more square footage and heating/cooling a house. My max rent would likely need to be lower in order to offset some of these costs. Still, it's something I would like to consider, especially if it's a smaller house or a duplex. Biggest drawback is that I will not have another opportunity to get back to Atlanta before the end of the month, when I'm moving. I had hoped to secure living arrangements on my past visit there*, but I didn't so the stress is starting to hit. Not looking forward to the idea of living in a hotel for any period of time. Eek. Would craigslist be the best option in looking for a house or is it more the case in Atlanta that driving around looking for signs might be best bet? Or management companies?
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Old 03-09-2015, 03:21 PM
 
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Craigslist is a good idea, but be careful and be smart. Property Management Companies are also a good bet, and frankly what I would choose. At least with those there is a higher chance that you don't have to worry about lawn service. When you think about it - it's gonna be the cheap landlord that will post on Craigslist.
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