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Old 01-26-2010, 08:08 PM
 
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I need to find apartments in Santa Monica very badly. Is it possible to find 1BR there on the north of I-10 and on the west from 26th st? I'm ready to pay as much as 1500/month. Do I want too much for nothing?
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:14 PM
 
Location: South Bay
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there should be plenty of options, but most, if not all, will be south of wilshire.
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:59 PM
 
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Ok, what's the best way to find them? Craigslist?
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:17 AM
 
Location: RSM
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Craigslist, Westside Rentals, Pennysaver
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:21 AM
 
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Westside Rentals? I haven't decided yet to spend 60 bucks for almost nothing. By your experience, do they have a different database in comparision to Craigslist?
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:28 AM
 
Location: RSM
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They have a better selection(or better quality landlords) and less fakes. You get what you pay for, and for Craigslist that means no quality control for you and flakier leads for landlords
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:15 PM
 
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Westside is a Scam...you pay and there or maybe one to five listings in odd areas.

Go to forrent.com apartmentguide.com aprtments.com you deal with Legit management companies and some one unit landlords....
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:21 PM
 
Location: South Bay
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Westside is a Scam...you pay and there or maybe one to five listings in odd areas.

Go to forrent.com apartmentguide.com aprtments.com you deal with Legit management companies and some one unit landlords....
the sites mentioned by chichappens are very limited in their offering and tend to only include units in large/corporate owned buildings (ie Archstone). The last time I moved i used craigslist and westside rentals, they both work, but both have their flaws as well.
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:42 PM
 
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Your best bet is to actually visit So.Cal and pick up one of those apartment books they sell on the newstands. Apartmentguide.com and Forrent.com has their own magazines in different cities throughout the U.S. They usually list more apartments in the books than on the website as strange as that is. It's really helpful. Not to mention you could also pick up local magazines that list apartment rentals in the area.
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:01 PM
 
Location: RSM
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Your best bet is to actually visit So.Cal and pick up one of those apartment books they sell on the newstands. Apartmentguide.com and Forrent.com has their own magazines in different cities throughout the U.S. They usually list more apartments in the books than on the website as strange as that is. It's really helpful. Not to mention you could also pick up local magazines that list apartment rentals in the area.
Well, the magazines all have only major properties for the most part still. Visiting and driving the neighborhoods with apartments is the most successful method I've seen. Every rental, bigtime or not, puts a sign in front saying "for rent".
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