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Old 11-09-2007, 07:43 PM
 
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I'm a little lost and frustrated with trying to find an apartment; near Vegas, safe, and lower cost. I've got a job in Vegas that will be paying me close to 40k a year. I personally feel that $800 is a little out of my budget, I don't know though I guess I'd like some input. I'm looking for something around $700ish. My main focus is safe, I'm from Michigan and have no clue about Vegas and the surronding areas.

I've been looking at places via apartmentratings and etc. So far all of the top rated places have been out of my budget and the medium ratings are all mixed and mostly from anon people which I tend not to buy. I've got about 5 days left in Vegas and I'd like to have a put a deposit down by then.

Does any one have any suggestions on apartment or condo complexes that I should investigate? Any first hand knowledge would be great! I don't have an office, I have several locations that I must call on in the Vegas area and a few outside of it. So I have no need to be on or very close to the strip.
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Old 11-09-2007, 08:06 PM
 
Location: St. Pete
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You're going to have a very tough time with $700. I have searched the entire city recently and $700 and nice don't go together.
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Old 11-09-2007, 10:12 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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There are a few. Go to the SW. There are even a few condos in places like Canyon Lakes which are reasonably nice. Try 89135, 89117,89147.

They are there.

You won't see them BradS1 if you start searching with a 1000 budget.

Now below $600 you rent a room.
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Old 11-09-2007, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Paradise/Las Vegas
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I've found a few places in that 700 range.They won't be in Summerlin or Green Vally but they are manageable.Just be street smart and you will be fine.
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Old 11-09-2007, 11:51 PM
 
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I'm from the Detroit area, so I know how to stay street smart. My main concern, even if I have insurance is that I'm going to be on the road 50% of the time. That being said, I'm worried about the odds of my stuff not being there when I get back. A great deal of the items that I'll be worried about will be things that I don't own and would create some head aches for me if they happen to get stolen from my place. Nothing too expensive; just wouldn't want to deal with the paper trail and few hours on the phone explaining away what happened. I do appreciate all of the advice, I've been stressing big time.
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Old 11-10-2007, 02:00 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Wow... my rent must be locked. I've been in the same place in Green Valley for two years and still pay only $695.00. Im surprised by all of these posts where people claim they cannot find a good place for under $800.00 a month.

What is going on out there? I figured the rental rates would go down as the housing market slumped. Perhaps more people are renting now in light of the market conditions.

In any case... I always recommend looking at places in zip 89014... Wildhorse Apts, Mesa Club Apts, Cabo Apts, The Crossing at Green Valley Pky and Warm Springs; all of those places, as far as I remember, usually rented for around $700 a month for a one bedroom. Somewhat safe area too, although thats where Chester the molester was recently picked up.....

Regarding your worries about your apartment getting robbed... I would not worry too much about that. The bigger fear for me would be a fire. Apartment robberys happen, but not nearly as frequently as home invasions. Coming from Detroit, and I mean no disrespect, Las Vegas will seem very pleasant in terms of crime. Its not nearly as dangerous here as some of the poeple in this forum make it out to be. Good luck to you.

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Old 11-11-2007, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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I'm from the Detroit area, so I know how to stay street smart. My main concern, even if I have insurance is that I'm going to be on the road 50% of the time. That being said, I'm worried about the odds of my stuff not being there when I get back. A great deal of the items that I'll be worried about will be things that I don't own and would create some head aches for me if they happen to get stolen from my place. Nothing too expensive; just wouldn't want to deal with the paper trail and few hours on the phone explaining away what happened. I do appreciate all of the advice, I've been stressing big time.
Just a suggestion and something to think about...how about a roommate? Not only could they share rent (which could easily push you up to the $1000 monthly rentals) but if you pick choosey enough...you can look for someone that would be home when you're not, thus offering better protection for your stuff.

Tip...nicer areas are not always the best place for the type of crime you mention. The nicer areas, such as Summerlin, get targeted heavily when it comes to theft. The thieves look there for the more expensive, higher quality stuff.
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