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Old 07-08-2008, 10:47 AM
 
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We are moving to New Jersey and will be working in Fairfield. I have lived my entire life (since 5) ion North Carolina. Where you can rent a 3 bedroom 1700 sq ft house for 700.00. You can imagine how hard this is to try and find an apartment and judge how much i should expect to pay in rent, where are good neighborhoods, and how far is to far to drive. It is 3 of us me my husband and my 3 year old so we would like to have 2 bedrooms. any ideas on the best way to go about finding a decent place?
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:11 AM
 
Location: NJ
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ugh, you're not going to find a 3 bdrm house ANYWHERE in NJ for $700, you won't even find a 1 bedroom for that price. To put it in perspective, I paid $700/mo 19 years ago for a (crappy) one bedroom near Fairfield.

A 3 bedroom 1700 sq ft house will run MINIMUM $1700/mo. I'm sorry.
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Old 07-08-2008, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Rahway, NJ
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I totally understand your struggle. I just relocated to NJ from Minnesota. I paid $960 for a nice place in MN. In order to have a comparable place in NJ we are now paying $1900. You will have to spend a lot to get a nice place. Good luck with your search!
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Old 07-08-2008, 04:01 PM
 
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ditti "ugh" I have to agree with Tahiti..........you are NOT gonna find it here so sorry.
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Old 07-08-2008, 06:25 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Yeah sorry to say I pay double that for a one bedroom in a slum town.
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Old 07-08-2008, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Stewartsville, NJ
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We are moving to New Jersey and will be working in Fairfield. I have lived my entire life (since 5) ion North Carolina. Where you can rent a 3 bedroom 1700 sq ft house for 700.00. You can imagine how hard this is to try and find an apartment and judge how much i should expect to pay in rent, where are good neighborhoods, and how far is to far to drive. It is 3 of us me my husband and my 3 year old so we would like to have 2 bedrooms. any ideas on the best way to go about finding a decent place?
If you are willing to commute..you can find something like that near me! Fairfield, without traffic, is about a 45 min. drive. With traffic..1 hr to 1 hr. 30. Interested?
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Old 07-08-2008, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Stewartsville, NJ
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I just check www.gsmls.com and they show a 7 rm, 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath home in Parsippany - very close to fairfield, for $700.00 month. The mls no. is 2543706

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Old 07-08-2008, 08:15 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I just check www.gsmls.com and they show a 7 rm, 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath home in Parsippany - very close to fairfield, for $700.00 month. The mls no. is 2543706
that has GOT to be a mistake!
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:13 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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We rented a 2200 sq ft house in Bergen County for $2200/month.
The house was 2 floors, 3 bathrooms, 4 bedrooms, 2 kitchen, 1 garage, 2 living/dining room upstair and 1 living room downstairs. Masterbedroom had its own bathroom.
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:15 PM
 
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We are moving to New Jersey and will be working in Fairfield. I have lived my entire life (since 5) ion North Carolina. Where you can rent a 3 bedroom 1700 sq ft house for 700.00. You can imagine how hard this is to try and find an apartment and judge how much i should expect to pay in rent, where are good neighborhoods, and how far is to far to drive. It is 3 of us me my husband and my 3 year old so we would like to have 2 bedrooms. any ideas on the best way to go about finding a decent place?
Try Camden or Irvington.

Get some real bargains over there.


Find some places for ya on your budget.

http://www.realtor.com/search/listingdetail.aspx?ctid=28961&mxp=13&typ=1&sid=e80 d5acd7f724a2aaa038261bcd29cce&pg=1&lid=1096877326& lsn=1&srcnt=92#Detail (broken link)

http://www.realtor.com/search/listingdetail.aspx?ctid=28961&mxp=13&typ=1&sid=e80 d5acd7f724a2aaa038261bcd29cce&pg=1&lid=1086053912& lsn=2&srcnt=92#Detail (broken link)

http://www.realtor.com/search/listingdetail.aspx?ctid=28961&mxp=13&typ=1&sid=e80 d5acd7f724a2aaa038261bcd29cce&pg=1&lid=1087974229& lsn=3&srcnt=92#Detail (broken link)

This next one is on the wealthier side of town.

http://www.realtor.com/search/listingdetail.aspx?ctid=28961&mxp=13&typ=1&sid=e80 d5acd7f724a2aaa038261bcd29cce&pg=3&lid=1099985490& lsn=30&srcnt=92#Detail (broken link)

Baaaaallin!

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