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Old 02-20-2016, 11:13 AM
 
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Hi, I am a young female relocating to the Charlotte area in May. Just wanted to introduce myself as I will certainly be interested in meeting others new to the area. I have been having a hard time trying to find the best areas for the best value, as I am a student and don't have a huge budget. I will be doing clinicals in the Mint Hill area this summer.
I have been looking at the Oasis at Regal Oakes
Grand Terrace
Sardis Place at Matthews

does anyone have any other suggestions or can comment on any of these?

I have tried to look at some of the other forums here but the ones I found about specifics are a bit outdated, so just wanted some updated opinions!
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Old 02-20-2016, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman area
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Try contacting a Realtor in that area, they should be able to help, and they are paid by the landlord, so should not cost you anything.
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Old 02-20-2016, 04:28 PM
 
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Try contacting a Realtor in that area, they should be able to help, and they are paid by the landlord, so should not cost you anything.
I don't think the OP will get any help with apartments from a realtor.
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Old 02-20-2016, 11:08 PM
 
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I don't think the OP will get any help with apartments from a realtor.
She will if she pays.
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Old 02-21-2016, 07:03 AM
 
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She will if she pays.
The post I was responding to indicated a realtor would not charge the OP for helping find an apartment.

And I've never actually heard of realtors doing this in NC, whether paid by the landlord or the tenant. It sounds like you must have experience with this. When you had a realtor help you find an apartment, did you pay the realtor? How much? Did the realtor have extensive knowledge of all the apartments in the area?
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Old 02-21-2016, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman area
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I am up in Lake Norman and have helped people with rentals as have others in my office.

Maybe not in the area she is looking then.
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Old 02-21-2016, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Murica
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I don't know if this is helpful but here it is: $400-$1200 a month gets a nice place, and it doesn't have to be an apartment. This is most counties and cities in NC. Anything below that is roommate or places you're not going to want to live..

Be careful with roomates. Especially within a 30 mile radius of Charlotte.. Creeps everywhere..
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Old 02-22-2016, 08:30 AM
 
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The post I was responding to indicated a realtor would not charge the OP for helping find an apartment.

And I've never actually heard of realtors doing this in NC, whether paid by the landlord or the tenant. It sounds like you must have experience with this. When you had a realtor help you find an apartment, did you pay the realtor? How much? Did the realtor have extensive knowledge of all the apartments in the area?
When agents help you find a place to live the fee is often $100 dollars or 10% of first months rent paid for by the owner / listing firm. This is why SO many agents will not show rental properties at all. Would you leave your house for a chance to make $100 dollars? Can't blame them.

Apartment finder fees are much different and are set by corporate. You don't need an agent to go view apartments.
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Old 02-22-2016, 10:00 AM
 
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When agents help you find a place to live the fee is often $100 dollars or 10% of first months rent paid for by the owner / listing firm. This is why SO many agents will not show rental properties at all. Would you leave your house for a chance to make $100 dollars? Can't blame them.

Apartment finder fees are much different and are set by corporate. You don't need an agent to go view apartments.
Yeah, that was my point. I'm glad we're in agreement!
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Old 02-22-2016, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Charlotte Metro Area
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Years ago, someone from the Allen Tate Relocation Center drove us around to look at apartments. They don't do that anymore?
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