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Old 04-15-2012, 12:02 AM
 
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I am looking to move to Dallas in the summer and i am surprised at how expensive the apartment complexes in the uptown area are!
I wanted to know if the rents/prices quoted on the websites by properties such as The Monterey, Glass house, Villa Rosa, etc are negotiable or not?
I was hoping that Dallas would be cheaper but unfortunately it does not seem like it.
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:45 AM
 
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Sometimes there are specials and concessions. Use an apartment locator!
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:29 AM
 
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Sometimes there are specials and concessions. Use an apartment locator!
This. Also, OP should ratchet down the expectations a bit. Glass House, for example, is one of the nicest apartment complexes probably in all of Dallas. A similar apartment in downtown LA would be something like $3500-5000/month! In New York, it might be twice that. In any event, there are many nice Uptown places with rent thats two thirds (or less!) of what Glass House charges.
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:43 AM
 
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Everything is negotiable. Agree that a locator service might be able to help but you can do the negotiation yourself. First, you have to ask, something like "what are your move in specials"? Just assume they have them (most do). If they say the rent is $X, see if they'll take $Y in return for 'Z' (longer term lease for example). So you give up something to get something. See if they have an apartment that they just can't seem to let. If you don't care about it (low floor, bad view) and just want to live there they may want to strike a deal to move it. There's "low hanging fruit" everywhere. I know it sounds simplistic but it doesn't hurt to ask!
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Old 04-15-2012, 03:12 PM
 
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In uptown your going to have a tough time negotiating at any apartment complex. Occupancies are the highest they have ever been. You going to have more luck looking at private listings in condo complexes or buildings. [mod] no ads allowed [/mod]
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:25 PM
 
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I am looking to move to Dallas in the summer and i am surprised at how expensive the apartment complexes in the uptown area are!
I wanted to know if the rents/prices quoted on the websites by properties such as The Monterey, Glass house, Villa Rosa, etc are negotiable or not?
I was hoping that Dallas would be cheaper but unfortunately it does not seem like it.
Your short list includes some of the newest, hottest, most high-end rentals in Dallas so I'm not sure why you're surprised at the rates!! You can certainly find a nice apartment in Uptown for 20-40% less if you're willing to sacrifice the infinity pool and "status" address.

The prices are negotiable when demand is low. Unfortunately for you, rental demand is very very high in DFW right now and you're not going to rent for much less than the list price (ie, you could prob swing a $2600 list for $2500, but it's not going to go for $1500 or some crazy % off!)
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