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Old 05-02-2012, 03:52 PM
 
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I am planning to move to houston tx this may. And I do not know where to start. I can afford to pay 400-600 /mo. I am not planning on sharing rooms. Any ideas are highly appreciated.
I intend to search for basic jobs there.
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:16 PM
 
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Good luck.

Are you picky on safety and location? Because with that budget you're not going to have your pick of the best places.

Am I right in reading you'll be moving before you have a job?

You really should look into a roommate if that's all you can afford because you could find something really nice with a roommate and you pay your $600 and the roommate pays their $600 and you guys don't have critters as extra roommates and won't have to worry about the area.
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:34 PM
 
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If you can afford 700 to 800 you can get a nice size 1 bed room in a safe area. 400 to 600 will get you something in a high crime area
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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Default Ive got one you can rent for $600 a month

I have a house at 8721 Flossie Mae, Houston, Tx 77029. You can rent it for $600 a month. It is located in Pleasantville.
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:24 PM
 
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Just under six is doable but won't be all that pleasant. West Oaks area (outer 77082) still rents in that range and isn't overly crimey. You'd be in far west Houston, but closer to decent employment opportunities. It would be a decent starting point in Houston. For that price range you won't find the best, but if you look in farther out cheaper areas (Clear Lake along El Dorado/I-45 77598 zip, Katy along Mason Rd closer to I-10 77450 zip, Dairy Ashford near I-10 77079 zip) you would be safer. I can't recommend inside the beltway for that price range unless you're used to rougher neighborhoods.

The theory on the suggested zips is that it's older apartments surrounded by nicer, stable neighborhoods. You want to avoid the mega apartment clusters like Gulfton, Sharpstown, Alief (I don't really know the northside of Houston).
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:43 AM
 
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Just under six is doable but won't be all that pleasant. West Oaks area (outer 77082) still rents in that range and isn't overly crimey. You'd be in far west Houston, but closer to decent employment opportunities. It would be a decent starting point in Houston. For that price range you won't find the best, but if you look in farther out cheaper areas (Clear Lake along El Dorado/I-45 77598 zip, Katy along Mason Rd closer to I-10 77450 zip, Dairy Ashford near I-10 77079 zip) you would be safer. I can't recommend inside the beltway for that price range unless you're used to rougher neighborhoods.

The theory on the suggested zips is that it's older apartments surrounded by nicer, stable neighborhoods. You want to avoid the mega apartment clusters like Gulfton, Sharpstown, Alief (I don't really know the northside of Houston).
Thank you. would it possible for you to a give me a website link or phone # so that I can call them.
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I looked on www.har.com in residential leases, multifamily homes and found several duplex, garage apartments and studio apts listed inside the loop in the older neighborhoods below $600. Even some in Montrose and Rice University / med center area.
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