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Old 02-03-2010, 09:52 AM
 
Location: San Diego, North Park
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Hi,
I've been looking at apartments in Craigslist around the above mentioned areas and having a hard time finding something decent. (I also read reviews on apartmentreview.net) Coming from NYC I know it's hard to find a 1 bedroom ~$1000. Does anyone has any suggestion/opinion/experience regarding a decent apartment complex?

(Out of curiosity, why do most apt have carpets? Old building no hardwood floor maybe?)

Thanks for your time and help!!!
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:03 AM
 
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Can't help on the apartment complex question, but as far as carpets: none of the places I've looked at or rented in LA have ever had carpet. They've all had wood floors with tile or linoleum in the kitchen. Maybe it's just the style/age of the places you're looking at? The buildings and houses we've lived in or toured have all been pre-war, mostly from the twenties. If you want hardwood it's definitely out there, so don't give up hope yet!
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Old 02-03-2010, 11:41 AM
 
Location: San Diego, North Park
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Thanks!
In the pics it really looks like they have carpets!
Some says it in the description too. Well, I keep looking.
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:12 PM
 
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$1000 a month is rough for a 1 bedroom. Be careful about Van Nuys because there are some bad areas, and other parts starting to turn bad. Other parts of VN are fine.

Be aware most of the buildings in this price range in either Van Nuys or Sherman Oaks are gonna be old.
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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Not only old, but also not very well maintained. In addition, don't expect central a/c and heat, or more than one parking spot per unit. You get what you pay for, so be very very careful!!!
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:25 PM
 
Location: CA
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You can get a 1 bedroom less then $1000. I live in Encino and pay $850 for 1 bedroom and it comes with parking. Encino is right next to Sherman Oaks btw.
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Old 02-05-2010, 08:50 AM
 
Location: San Diego, North Park
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You can get a 1 bedroom less then $1000. I live in Encino and pay $850 for 1 bedroom and it comes with parking. Encino is right next to Sherman Oaks btw.
Can you tell me a bit more about Encino? (in comparison to Van Nuys and Sherman Oaks)

Thanks.
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Old 02-05-2010, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I don't know much about Van Nuys, but I would really look into Sherman Oaks. I have a few friends that live there and although the buildings they are living in are older, they are actually really nice on the inside. I think one of my friends is renting a condo from someone for about $1,000 a month.
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Old 02-06-2010, 12:31 AM
 
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Not only old, but also not very well maintained. In addition, don't expect central a/c and heat, or more than one parking spot per unit. You get what you pay for, so be very very careful!!!
SandyCo is absolutely right. A lot of rental ads on Craigslist are also placed by private landlords since the ads are free to place. I've had bad experiences with private landlords when it came to living in apartments. Ironically, I never had a bad experience when I rented houses from private landlords.

Are you opposed to living with someone? When I first came to L.A., I looked at roommate listings and I lived in a very nice place. For the same price, I would have been living in a ratty studio apartment.
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Old 02-19-2010, 04:03 PM
 
Location: San Diego, North Park
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SandyCo is absolutely right. A lot of rental ads on Craigslist are also placed by private landlords since the ads are free to place. I've had bad experiences with private landlords when it came to living in apartments. Ironically, I never had a bad experience when I rented houses from private landlords.

Are you opposed to living with someone? When I first came to L.A., I looked at roommate listings and I lived in a very nice place. For the same price, I would have been living in a ratty studio apartment.
The place would be for my hubby and I. A 1 bedroom is a must, once we lived in a studio for about 2 yrs and drove each other crazy. (in Manhattan no less)
Our relationship got stronger though.
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