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Old 03-05-2014, 02:41 PM
 
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I am trying to relocate to the area. Does anyone know of any DECENT apts to rent for 850.00 or less for a 2 bdrm with washer/dryer connections. Seems everywhere I look has bad reviews. Thanks
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Old 03-06-2014, 05:21 AM
 
Location: Cedar Park, Texas
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Keep in mind most people make an effort to write bad reviews, not good ones. Is there any way you can go look in person? Or are you out of area renting sight unseen?
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Old 03-06-2014, 05:38 AM
 
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My son lives there so I'm sending him to look, I live 3 hours away so it's hard to go all the time to look. With the reviews, I've noticed every complex has bad reviews and every complex is going to have something someone doesn't like. I may just have to wing it at first then look when the lease is up.
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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EVERY complex will have a ton of bad reviews and only a handful of good ones (and those probably by employees or something). You can check out the $1,500/mo or the $900/mo apts online, and they will sound like terrible places.

Some possible ways to narrow down your search:
- Look at the locations on google earth and take a look at the area. Industrial? Commercial? Residential?
- Go to the 'street view' and 'drive' around the area.
- Possible check the crime reports (CptRn, you have that link?) for the address and/or the zip code.

I would generally completely discount online apt reviews, from my experience.....
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:00 AM
 
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Thanks, I'll quit reading them because it gives me more anxiety lol. I would love to find out about the crime spots though and you gave great tips!!
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Austin, Tx
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One thing to consider when getting an apt. is to find one with a garage or at least reserved parking. Trying to find a spot near your apt. can be a real pain if you get home late.
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