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Old 10-02-2017, 01:55 AM
 
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Why is it ignorant? Because he stated an opinion about an observation about Las Vegas neighborhoods? I think he is pretty much 100% correct. What area in Vegas of under $200,000 homes doesn't have at least one of these, crime/drugs/homeless/minorities? Two of those things have a lot in common with the other two. (Now that would be an example of an ignorant if not factual statement) I pretty much feel that you could double those prices and still have the same problem here in Las Vegas. The advice the OP should be getting is to rent an apartment in the safest area that's most convenient to where he'll be working. His safety and the safety of his guests should come first. If he ends up getting shot, robbed or is too worried to leave the house than what's the point. Save your money until you can afford to buy a home in an nice clean safe area.
Work on your reading comprehension.
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Old 10-02-2017, 01:58 AM
 
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So to give you guys an update, I've been here since August 6th. Tomorrow I'll be officially living in my new home I rented. Everything is turned on, brand new bed and I got the locks changed. Here's a recap of everything so far.

1. I looked at buying a home, but due to older properties with asbestos I liked, I passed. I rented a unit from 1998 with an electronic gate, apartment on second floor with balcony, one bedroom in the $800s.

2. I found work in the first week I was here. Day 5 actually. However, I applied for jobs 4 weeks out. It was way above minimum wage. Start early before moving.

3. Living with a friend made this transition much easier than expected. If you know somebody here you can rent a room from, do it for a few months while you look for your own place.

4. Most real estate agents in this town don't care about people renting and renter's commissions. You need to pester these people to get results if you're renting.

5. As time goes on, the electronic machines just become second nature. Don't gamble if you live here. You aren't winning in the long term. If you have vices, this is the wrong place to be. There's a lot of broke people here.

6. Some nights I walk from my job downtown to the strip on the most common sidewalk on the side of Treasure Island and Stratosphere. I walk with tourists and have never felt unsafe. You see the same homeless people every day. No matter what people say, I love the strip, love the lights and the free entertainment. I do a lot of work on the strip. That will never get tiring.

7. Don't get sucked into other people's problems.

8. Between a brand new bed, all the move in costs, pet deposit, security deposit, locks changed, buying things for the unit and everything else, we're talking about close to $4000 to get started. I also had a good credit over 800 and was put through a very in-depth background check. I've never done anything bad in my life. This is why I tell people it's important to save money before moving here. I live in a nice community 4 miles from the strip and .5 miles from grocery stores and everything else. I'm happy where I moved to.

9. If you have dreams of striking it big gambling or some other something for nothing idea, don't come here. If you have big professional dreams, realize it's gonna take time before it comes to fruition.
Glad to hear it's all working for you. Moving to a new city, any new city, can be tough. Las Vegas might be tougher than most.
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Old 10-06-2017, 03:10 AM
 
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Glad to hear it's all working for you. Moving to a new city, any new city, can be tough. Las Vegas might be tougher than most.
No gambling, enjoy the food, entertainment, people, live frugal at first, get a special place and anything can happen. I came with 5 figures in savings and got a nice first year rental/place.

My apartment is 15 minutes walking to two grocery stores and like 3 miles to the Rio. It's in a gated community. I got the locks changed anyway, had new bolts put on. But a great rental for around $900. That would cost $1400 where I use to live.

I walk between Fremont and Strip numerous times a week for exercise as I work downtown. There is nothing like it. Nice to see tourists out, not being deterred by the recent events.

Coming from another big city on the East Coast that has a different kind of scene, I just love how close everything is and it isn't far away. I am living the dream here.

If you are able to appreciate the lights for what they are and not gamble and just enjoying walking around these beautiful buildings, you get a sense of appreciation for what's here. This is the most unique city in the world and we entertain millions every year.

I came here though with a long term business plan though besides my full time job.
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Old 10-06-2017, 10:39 AM
 
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If you are able to appreciate the lights for what they are and not gamble and just enjoying walking around these beautiful buildings, you get a sense of appreciation for what's here. This is the most unique city in the world and we entertain millions every year.

I came here though with a long term business plan though besides my full time job.
We (wife and I) did that our first week here, walked the strip, walked through casinos. Tried a couple slot machines and won like 2 bucks that we laughed off. But the most part we just hung around.

Course we have to be frugal, came with enough to get here and get an apartment and some kind of matress, just enough to start with. and a plan beyond my full time job as well.
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