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Old 08-17-2008, 10:09 PM
 
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I am hurriedly looking for a place to live (this week) and someone suggested Park Grove. The office manager said they only allow 60 students / year to live there but so close to Autzen and so close to Chase Village I have to wonder if it will be more like a party atmosphere all night long? Not something I want.

Ideally I'd like to find some split level town houses, or condos but I have no idea where to look. I am trying to keep things in the $600-750 price range right now and with ParkGrove I am just about at the top of my budget.

Having moved from Austin, TX I am sort of shocked that prices are so high here in Eugene. I could get a nice house for about $150K in Texas, but here in Eugene it's hard to find much decent under 200k.

Can someone please point me to some property management companies that specialize in nicer town houses, condos or apartments? Most things down by campus are places I wouldn't want to live in.

Thanks to all who can help, I appreciate it.

TD
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Old 08-18-2008, 06:34 PM
 
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A person would need to send you a Dm and not post about property management people here. That would be advertising which is not allowed. You can use a search engine to look up such things. I'm sure you'll find some property management companys.
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Old 08-20-2008, 09:25 PM
 
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Hey TD -

I'm a Dallas girl, something like a 12th generation Texan, so I know where you're coming from.

We've lived in several cities along the west coast within the past 5 years for my husbands job, and all I can tell you is that Eugene actually is very affordable as far as living on the west coast goes.

You can find apartments in that range - but they won't be as nice as what we are used to having lived in Texas. In Texas we rented a large, wonderful 3 bedroom 1200 square foot house with a huge yard in a very nice neighborhood for $800/month. Here in Eugene, you won't find that. But - we did find a wonderful 2 bedroom apartment in a nice neighborhood on the bottom floor with a small garden for $705. per month. This is working for us while we shop for our first home.

As far as buying, we have found several small cottage homes, really sweet and with that sort of old soul charm that most homes in Texas have, for prices ranging between $150k and $250k. We have passed on these homes because we have children and are trying to find something with lots of space and also near their schools. Also, many homes here do not have air conditioning and... well... being from Texas I just find that really odd. The hubby and I both really want central heat and air even if it's considered a luxury here.

Good luck, and don't get discouraged. You'll find your little nook in this shangri-lai. I've found that Oregon tends to hide it's gems. It's not an advertising sort of in-your-face sort of place. The good stuff, like wild mushrooms, you gotta hunt for or stumble upon with a spirit of constant adventure. It makes it all the better when you find it. Feel free to PM me or email if you want. I think my profile is set up so you can do that.... if not let me know!

Best of luck.

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