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Old 11-03-2009, 06:54 AM
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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Originally Posted by SobroGuy View Post
Seventh I understand you believe heat is "free" for you, but if you are not paying it directly to coned, you are paying it indirectly via a higher rent. For example, a place may rent for $1,400 without heat included, while a place with heat included could be $1,600. You are NEVER getting heat for free, it is just packaged into your rent. This is not always the case, as the housing projects and other subsidized developments via the city include utilities and you still pay an abysmally low rent, but most other places the heat is charged in the form of a higher rent.
actually in my old place when i was renting it didnt work like that, my next door neighbor paid 950 utilities included for a 1 bdrm, while me being the newer resident paid 1050 for a 2 bdrm, utilities not included. so my neighbor was actually getting the cheaper deal. so i guess maybe there's exceptions to the rule.
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Old 11-03-2009, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by bluedog2 View Post
I don't think you should be even thinking about renting a $1,300/mo apartment if your income is 2,200/mo .Am not even sure a landlord will let you rent a $1,200 or $1,300/mo apartment. They shouldn't,for their sake and for yours.
One should not spend more than 25%( tops) of one's income on rent, which means that you can't afford more than $550/mo in rent.

I spend $800 for my current place and I am ok and fine with that. yes, I got approved for a 1300 studio. the problem is the money will be tight but I need to live in Manhattan for my treatment. what do I do? I am hesitant to accept their offer.
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