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Old 07-09-2013, 09:18 PM
 
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So I was on Craigslist just browsing the rentals section and came across a few fairly nice looking 2-4bedroom rental homes that were listed @ around $1,000/mo or less. Is this for real or are there a lot of rental scams on Craigslist in NC? I live In FL and we have a lot of Nigeria scams via CL apt/housing section going on.

Most of the homes that appealed to me were "re-models", had the nice cabinet set up, newer wood or tile floors, newer counter tops and were located in New Bern, New Port, more head city..seemed like places all close to the coast. Being in FL, that price and condition and location are pretty unimaginable. I mean there was even a 4br that would easily go for $2000+ here in FL that was listed at $1000?! And even the 1&2 bedrooms would go for $1000-1200 here but were listed for I think $500-800?
What are some reasonable places to live near the coast and what are places to be weary of?
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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What are some reasonable places to live near the coast and what are places to be weary of?
The price of $1000/month to rent a house is not unreasonable for New Bern or Newport. Of course it won't be waterfront, and it won't be new or in the best shape.

In my area of Sneads Ferry, you can rent a good 4 bedroom house for $1200-1800. We are about 3 miles from the beach in a safe, decent area. Morehead City is also a good area. Of course, there will be some "bait and switch" ads on Craigslist, but most of the ones I see are legitimate.

I would only warn you away from a few low-income, downtown areas in Wilmington, New Bern and Elizabeth City. Most everywhere else is safe and family-oriented.

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Old 07-10-2013, 12:50 PM
 
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We rent a 3bd/2ba single family house (built late 90s, updated wood floors) with a yard in Ogden (very safe cul-de-sac), Wilmington for $1,000/month plus electric (around $200) and water/sewer ($75).
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:23 PM
 
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Most of the homes that appealed to me were "re-models", had the nice cabinet set up, newer wood or tile floors, newer counter tops and were located in New Bern, New Port, more head city..seemed like places all close to the coast. Being in FL, that price and condition and location are pretty unimaginable. I mean there was even a 4br that would easily go for $2000+ here in FL that was listed at $1000?!
$1000 / month is expensive when you're making $18,000 / year, which is New Bern's per capita income.
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Old 07-13-2013, 05:03 PM
 
Location: NC
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$1000 / month is expensive when you're making $18,000 / year, which is New Bern's per capita income.
I knew New Bern's income was low but I didn't realize it was that low.

I've always wondered how people survive around here (with exception to retirees or those with a specialty trade)? Especially once you add in the inflated costs of basic necessities including utilities,gas,etc. No wonder so many live below the poverty line..........
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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On the other hand the median FAMILY income listed for 2009 is $59,895 per year.
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:10 PM
 
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On the other hand the median FAMILY income listed for 2009 is $59,895 per year.
Please post the link!

City Data has the median family income for 2009 as $29,806.

http://www.city-data.com/city/New-Be...-Carolina.html
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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Same link as yours. Scroll down and pick a number you want. Here is another link New Bern, NC Income and Careers

Census data shows the median as $35,334 New Bern (city) QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:42 AM
 
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On the other hand the median FAMILY income listed for 2009 is $59,895 per year.
No, it isn't.
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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No, it isn't.
Please post the link.
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