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Old 09-10-2007, 11:20 AM
 
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We use to live in Oro Valley 5 years ago and are thinking of returning to Tucson. Can any one tell us in what areas can we find the most affordable places for renting a home and still be safe and pleasant, and not too far away shopping, services and Tucson? It does not have to be in Oro Valley itself.

Is gas still the best way to go for savings on utility bills?

Please be candid, thank you,

Oro79
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Old 09-10-2007, 11:48 AM
 
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We use to live in Oro Valley 5 years ago and are thinking of returning to Tucson. Can any one tell us in what areas can we find the most affordable places for renting a home and still be safe and pleasant, and not too far away shopping, services and Tucson? It does not have to be in Oro Valley itself.

Is gas still the best way to go for savings on utility bills?

Please be candid, thank you,

Oro79
Unfortunately, Oro, rent is just like anything else . . . YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.

I believe any home in the Northwest or North Central Tucson, Marana and/or Oro Valley would meet your needs but if it is decent anc clean, I doubt if it will be a bargain and/or cheap.

As for Gas vs Electricity . . . I've experienced both and my current home is All Electric and definitely, my first choice. Cleaner, simpler and just one less potential problem to worry about. Also, gas rates have increased over the years and compared to many friends with both gas and electric, my total utility bill is very similar and sometimes much less.

MY TWO CENTS WORTH!
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Old 09-10-2007, 12:47 PM
 
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Unfortunately, Oro, rent is just like anything else . . . YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.

I believe any home in the Northwest or North Central Tucson, Marana and/or Oro Valley would meet your needs but if it is decent anc clean, I doubt if it will be a bargain and/or cheap.

As for Gas vs Electricity . . . I've experienced both and my current home is All Electric and definitely, my first choice. Cleaner, simpler and just one less potential problem to worry about. Also, gas rates have increased over the years and compared to many friends with both gas and electric, my total utility bill is very similar and sometimes much less.

MY TWO CENTS WORTH!
Of course, last time I checked there WAS life on the Central, East, and Southeast side, too, but Bummer is biased.

About gas and electricity... I believe gas used to be cheaper in the past, but by now it's probably not much different (don't have it now).
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Old 09-10-2007, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow!
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"the most affordable places for renting "

That's a broad range, can you give us some idea what "affordable" is to you? What's affordable to me might not be your ideal rent....

O.Nana
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Old 09-10-2007, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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"the most affordable places for renting "

That's a broad range, can you give us some idea what "affordable" is to you? What's affordable to me might not be your ideal rent....

O.Nana
Well, yeah... that's the bottom line. The most affordable places are the places you don't wanna live in or around and most often both.
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Old 09-10-2007, 07:27 PM
 
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"the most affordable places for renting "

That's a broad range, can you give us some idea what "affordable" is to you? What's affordable to me might not be your ideal rent....

O.Nana
By affordable was thinking of some were in the neighborhood of $900 to $1,200 a month for two bedrooms and two baths, is this realistic for today’s Tucson rental market. Please be candid.

Thank you everyone for your prompt and very helpful comments regarding my posting. I would be very grateful for anything else that some one can advice or comment on.

Thank you,

Oro79
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Old 09-10-2007, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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By affordable was thinking of some were in the neighborhood of $900 to $1,200 a month for two bedrooms and two baths, is this realistic for today’s Tucson rental market. Please be candid.

Thank you everyone for your prompt and very helpful comments regarding my posting. I would be very grateful for anything else that some one can advice or comment on.

Thank you,

Oro79
That's certainly very doable: tucson apts/housing for rent classifieds - craigslist
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Old 09-10-2007, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Of course, last time I checked there WAS life on the Central, East, and Southeast side, too, but Bummer is biased.

About gas and electricity... I believe gas used to be cheaper in the past, but by now it's probably not much different (don't have it now).
LOL @ SierraAZ

I only mentioned those areas because Oro79 seemed familiar with Oro Valley.

I'm certain there is at least one or two decent rentals in the other sections of Tucson. Hehehe!

by the way, Oro79 . . . the Patio Homes (2 and 3 Bedrooms with 2 Baths) in my area usually rent in your price range and they are about as convenient as you can possibly get.
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Old 09-11-2007, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow!
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Try calling some of the local real estate agencies. Many homes in that price range are rented directly through an agent or an agent may know of some that are for rent. In your price range you shoudn't have any problem renting something decent in a good part of town. There are some lovely homes out in the Marana area that cover your price range also. It's a bit quieter out that way although the traffic can be daunting (as it is everywhere here)..

Good luck in your quest!

O.Nana
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