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Old 01-21-2010, 08:41 PM
 
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Hi,

Many thanks for teh replies guys. Really appreciated. You have no idea how much help this is to someone who is not currently in the country and trying to find stuff out.

Thanks again!
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Old 01-21-2010, 09:07 PM
 
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No, you should not pay a real estate agent for listings. However, there is one company, Westside Rentals, that does charge a fee to see their full listing details and they are a legitimate and respected firm. They are actually based in Santa Monica. Landlords often prefer to post their listings with them because they presume they will get a better quality tenant among those willing to pay for listings. However, that being said, I have found that landlords will hedge their bets and still post the same listing on Craigslist, which can be viewed for free.

Since you will be working in Santa Monica, I suggest that you look for apartments in Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Marina Del Rey, and Playa Vista.

Just do a search on Craigslist for each of these areas and you will get a good idea of what's on the market in your price range.

Westside Rentals is a SCAM...they tease you to join with these great listings and when you pay ALL of them are rented ......How cleaver. Most of the Management firms will advertise and its FREE on the 3 websites I posted before.
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Old 01-23-2010, 07:30 AM
 
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Mariner's village is down there, right? I've read some funny reviews about the place though...
Our son lived there (with several roommates) for 2 years while a college student a few years back. It's a nice place to live and centrally located. Lots of young people. And Marina del Rey is beautiful.
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Old 02-16-2010, 04:27 PM
 
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We lived in MDR when we were first married and LOVED it - you can walk to dinner to a number of nice places, ride your bike up the Venice boardwalk or south to Playa Del Rey or Manhattan Beach on the weekends, watch holiday fireworks and the boat parades, etc. and you have shopping and medical/dental/urgent care offices close by. We lived in Kingswood Village which was recently converted to an Archstone complex, on Via Marina across from the Cheesecake Factory. Great place and great location.
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