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Old 03-06-2009, 05:17 PM
 
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Default Renting in Tulsa

Why is it so expensive to rent in Tulsa? My dh was transferred with his company. We are looking for a decent place that allows a pet and geez unless we get a house in a unsavory neighborhood we can't find one we can afford. This may sound racist but I don't want my kid going to a hispanic or predominantly black school. I want a nice neighborhood with decent houses and decent schools. Is that too hard??
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Old 03-06-2009, 05:34 PM
 
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I sure don't have an answer for you.
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:08 PM
 
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I doubt if Tulsa is any more expensive then any other city in this part of the country. Our economy is still doing pretty well, and with it harder to get a mortgage now rental property is going to be at a premium. What kind of prices are you seeing? I would expect for a normal size house, in a decent neighbor hood, typical 3 bed, 2 bath, 1500 sq ft, should/would rent for around $1200. A decent one bedroom apartment will run you probably $700/month. What are you comparing it to?
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Old 03-07-2009, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Jenks, Oklahoma
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This may sound racist but I don't want my kid going to a hispanic or predominantly black school. I want a nice neighborhood with decent houses and decent schools. Is that too hard??
Some things are better left unsaid.
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Old 03-07-2009, 06:12 AM
 
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I am comparing it to Springfield Missouri. A 3/2/2 in a decent area goes for about $700 to $800 here.
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Old 03-07-2009, 09:58 PM
 
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you can find a rent house a little bit cheaper if you look in broken arrow. you can find a newish rent house in a nice neighborhood for 800-1000. these would be smaller, starter homes 3bed 2 bath, etc. tulsa is a little more "expensive". (it's all relative). we own a 4 bedroom rent house in south tulsa and we are charging $1275 for a 4 bedroom.
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Old 03-08-2009, 07:42 PM
 
Location: broken arrow oklahoma
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come to st augustine you can get a beach house for 1000 a month and that includes water and trash
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Old 03-08-2009, 09:16 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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You know, I actually did a search on realtor.com this morning cause I was surprised that rental houses are high there. All that came up was a handful and I don't think a single one was less then 750 per month.

Have you checked out apartments because they seem to be very reasonable? Also, if you're in the market to buy a house~they're very reasonable, too. I like condos and often do a search on them in Tulsa and they're very cheap.
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:16 PM
 
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DO NOT rent from ALVES properties!
I rented from them for two years at 1322 E. 16th st behind the lincoln shopping plaza on Cherry st. they took very good care of the property and made repairs on time. They are a horrible family operated property.
When I moved I was in good standing with them and waited for my deposit back. After two months of calling twice a week I had to print out a form to take them to small claims court for just $400 deposit. I found out they were also declaring bankruptcy so they didn't have the cash to even give my deposit back...
just a heads up.
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Old 03-13-2009, 03:16 PM
 
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I am comparing it to Springfield Missouri. A 3/2/2 in a decent area goes for about $700 to $800 here.
Weird, would not think there would be that much difference between two cities 3 hours apart, albeit in two different states. Perhaps it's our economy. Like I said, I know in Owasso, which is just north of Tulsa, you can't hardly rent a decent one bedroom apartment for $700/month, I doubt if Tulsa is any different. You can find them cheaper, but believe me, if you value your safety or your families safety you would not rent in these places.
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