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Old 10-23-2010, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Where ocean meets up with the naked land.
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Default Is $500(approximately) a lot of a studio apartment in the outerskirts of the metro?

Is $500 dollars, maybe a little bit over, a lot of money for a studio apartment in or near (Maplewood) the Saint Paul, MN area?

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Old 10-23-2010, 11:50 PM
 
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No, thats actually really good, depending on what amenities are included. But for the most part thats not a lot, a lot cheaper then what you'll find in a decent livable area in Chicago and a lot cheaper then coastal cities like Los Angeles and Seattle and San Francisco obviously.
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:56 AM
 
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$500-$600 is about the going rate for a studio in the Twin Cities. You may find something in the mid-$400 range in the outlying areas of the metro.
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:20 AM
 
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$500-$600 is about the going rate for a studio in the Twin Cities. You may find something in the mid-$400 range in the outlying areas of the metro.
No... you really can't.
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Old 10-24-2010, 11:44 AM
 
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No... you really can't.
Ok, then pick $500 and up as a normal price. Not a lot, but not cheap either. It is what it costs to live in the Twin Cities. California would be twice that.
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Old 10-24-2010, 12:58 PM
 
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it doesnt seem like prices change that drastically depending on location in the metro...although St Paul area is a bit cheaper than Minneapolis area.

But yeah....$500-$600 is going to be about the going rate for a studio apt.
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Old 10-24-2010, 02:16 PM
 
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$500-$600 is about the going rate for a studio in the Twin Cities. You may find something in the mid-$400 range in the outlying areas of the metro.
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No... you really can't.
Are you sure about that? Craigslist currently has 65 listings for studios under $475.
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:11 PM
 
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Are you sure about that? Craigslist currently has 65 listings for studios under $475.
Didn't your mother ever tell you not to shop at craiglists?
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:28 PM
 
Location: New Hope, MN
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Ok, then pick $500 and up as a normal price. Not a lot, but not cheap either. It is what it costs to live in the Twin Cities. California would be twice that.
500 isnt a lot. California would be WAY more then that. Probably over 1000 in San Francisco. Sure you can find apartments for 300 bucks in Wabasso(about what my grandma in wabasso pays for an apartment), but theres a reason people aren't flocking out there.
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:40 PM
 
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If you're looking for affordable rent I wouldn't discount Craigslist; yes, there are scams, but they're usually very obvious. We've had luck finding rentals on there, as have many of my friends and family. You're eliminating a lot of possibilities if you exclude all Craigslist listings out of hand, and there are definitely studios available, even in nice locations, for less than $500. But no, $500 isn't a lot for a studio. It seems pretty reasonable. Obviously specific price will vary by location and also amenities, utilities, size, and other factors.
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