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Old 03-03-2011, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Richfield, MN
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So me and my wife live in Minnesota and we are seriously considering moving to Orlando and we are looking at all the apartment rental sites and apartments appear to be really cheap compared to Minnesota and I was wondering if thats the case?
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Old 03-04-2011, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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Hi there! Before moving here, I looked online at apartments as well. This was the only city that I've ever moved to that I wasn't able to narrow down my choices and pretty much just pick something site unseen. I think a lot of the things online are misleading; they quote low prices online, but almost every single one that I called, I heard, "The units at that price are no longer available" or, "We just leased the last of that floorplan yesterday." I don't know if they give low prices just to get people in the door or what. Additionally, we ALMOST signed a least at Aspire downtown because the leasing manager failed to tell us that they charge an extra $100 per month, per vehicle to park there. We have FOUR vehicles! Guests have to pay to park there also, so I would be stuck paying these astronomical parking fees if, say, my parents wanted to visit us for a 3-day weekend. No thanks. Many apartment complexes have the same little fees and hooks that end up resulting in a higher monthly rent payment.

My husband and I looked and looked for the perfect apartment when we first moved here 11 months ago. There is a LOT of cheap stuff around, but we're kind of picky so we ended up with something a little more high-end and away from the touristy areas. We love the touristy areas and that atmosphere, but we both work downtown and didn't want to fight the traffic to work every day. We ended up at Lofts at SoDo....and while the building itself is nice and the location isn't bad (assuming your on the end opposite the train tracks), the crowd there is very young and the whole building turns into a frat party on weekends. Fortunately, we bought a house last week!
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