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Old 11-26-2013, 10:59 AM
 
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Myself and spouse both found jobs in the southeast texas and Nassau bay areas respectively. We will be moving in spring 2014, and would appreciate any ideas on apartments in the southeast area with low crime rate, easy commute, e.t.c. We have an 18-month old so schools are not being considered currently as we would be renting for only a year or a little over. Is it better to rent a single family home instead and what areas would be better. Any leads on preferred apartment complexes in the area would also be appreciated.
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Old 11-26-2013, 11:30 AM
 
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Need to know budget before any recommendations can be made, but there are a lot of reasonably priced high quality neighborhoods to rent in in that area, even with good schools.

I have an employee (highly paid) that rents a modest house in Webster for an absurdly low price and it is zoned to good schools. She is well compensated (100k+ and her spouse is a doctor) and they have had no issues where they live.
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Old 11-26-2013, 03:49 PM
 
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We have a 1300 max on a 2/3 bdr. Was thinking house rent may be cheaper since apts factor in pool maintenance, playground et al. Things we may never utilize. But is an apt complex better for transplants like us
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Old 12-03-2013, 12:24 AM
 
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:47 AM
 
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Suggest you look at HAR.com to see what rentals might be available near your work and what they include. Houses have lawns, etc., which require year-round maintenance in our climate. This may not be included in the rent.

Two cars will probably be a necessity -- public transportation as you know it doesn't exist here.
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Old 12-03-2013, 01:32 PM
 
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If you can increase to $1500 to $1600 you should be able to rent a nice 3-2 1800sqft to 2000sqft house
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:21 AM
 
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Depends on your lifestyle. While apts factor in pools and amenities, caring for an upkeep on a home can get costly. Lawn, etc. if you prefer a lower maintenance more carefree lifestyle then apt might be better. If you enjoy maintaining a homes appearance and don't mind the additional expense associated with that then a single home might be a good fit.
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