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Old 02-26-2008, 02:07 PM
 
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I currently am living in England, finishing off my studies before hopefully moving over to USA. I've been browsing through this forum quite a bit before deciding to register an account and have seen Studio City come up as a safe and nice community to live in.

Now, me and a roommate (or two) are looking to come over to Studio City if possible, and were wondering what sort of money we would need to be earning per month to get by, and what the chances are of us actually being able to afford it between us.

I understand that it is likely to be expensive, and that it really depends on what jobs we get once over there, but just looking on average for now.

I would really appreciate it if anybody could help me out.
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Old 02-26-2008, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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In Studio City, you are looking at 1,000 for a one bedroom; 1500-1800 for a two bedroom; around 2100-2500 for a three bedroom. Studio City tends to be a decent area but try to get as close to Ventura blvd as you can. Studio City butts up against North Hollywood and you don't want to be there.
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Old 02-26-2008, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR.
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Not being a Socal resident I find it somewhat interesting that North Hollywood has such a bad rap. What kind of ppl live here that makes it crappy?
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Old 02-26-2008, 04:17 PM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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North Hollywood is not at all bad. I think a lot of people equate NoHo with Mexicans so they think its a "bad area" to be in. There are some really nice and hip areas of North Hollywood. The NoHo arts district is a pretty cool area. The homes in 91601 North Hollywood costs more than my house in Woodland Hills. I wanted to live there but couldnt afford the houses, so I had to "settle" for Woodland Hills. North Hollywood is HUGE so there are some pretty bad areas to be in - Vineland near victory/Vanowen; Lankershim/Vanowen; Coldwater Canyon/Sherman Way.
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Old 02-26-2008, 04:26 PM
 
Location: los angeles/florida
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I live in Van Nuys (not a bad part, but it sure isn't Sherman Oaks) and I pay almost $1400 or a one-bedroom - there is no way that you can get a one-bedroom in Studio City for $1000. It is possible if you live in a guest house or something, I guess, but a decent one-bedroom there will be at least $1500 a month.

Believe me, we have been trying to get out of Van Nuys but I have been doing SO MUCH research and refuse to pay that much for a one-bed. Sherman Oaks is just as expensive as Studio City. You may be able to get a studio apt. for about $1100 in those areas.

You should try looking at Valley Village, which is adjacent to Studio City and much cheaper. The buildings seem a little older and rundown in Valley Village but I believe it is a pretty safe area.

As for North Hollywood, I know it has some decent, recently-renovated areas, but much of it is quite simply, ugly. I have driven through it many times and it is filled with graffiti, rundown buildings and there are more signs in Spanish than there are in English.
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Old 02-26-2008, 06:03 PM
 
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Go to one of the apartment search websites, such as rent.com.

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I currently am living in England, finishing off my studies before hopefully moving over to USA. I've been browsing through this forum quite a bit before deciding to register an account and have seen Studio City come up as a safe and nice community to live in.

Now, me and a roommate (or two) are looking to come over to Studio City if possible, and were wondering what sort of money we would need to be earning per month to get by, and what the chances are of us actually being able to afford it between us.

I understand that it is likely to be expensive, and that it really depends on what jobs we get once over there, but just looking on average for now.

I would really appreciate it if anybody could help me out.
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Studio City
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those rent prices are outrageous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thank god i bought my 2 br 2 bath+ den condo brand new in studio city back in 2001

my mortgage is only 1400/month

property value has doubled since then

oh, and YES........im a block next to ventura
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Old 02-27-2008, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR.
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property value has doubled since then
So have foreclosures
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Old 02-27-2008, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Studio City
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ahhhh yes

but that has absolutely nothing to do with me

im happy in SC........have everything i need.........

but when the family grows and we need to move out..........next 5 years or so........then i will worry about the banks/lenders
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