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Old 02-23-2009, 11:56 AM
 
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My family plans to move to the Virginia Beach area or surrounding Hampton Roads area. We need to rent a house with 3 br, 2 ba, with appliances, yard for a 2 year old, 3 adults, and one cross-eyed mini-dachshund. We drove to Virginia to see friends in Portsmouth earlier this month (Feb.), but had no luck finding a home in the $700-$800 range. If you know of anyone that has a house for rent in this area, please let me know. Thanks.
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Old 02-23-2009, 12:23 PM
 
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A house for rent at $700-$800 a month? In Virginia Beach? I think you may need to look at other cities. If you do find a house for rent at that price, it's not going to be in the most desirable area.
In that price range, you can get an apartment. But not a 3 bedroom house. That's if you want to stay in Virginia Beach. I'm not sure how it is in the other 7 cities.
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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My family plans to move to the Virginia Beach area or surrounding Hampton Roads area. We need to rent a house with 3 br, 2 ba, with appliances, yard for a 2 year old, 3 adults, and one cross-eyed mini-dachshund. We drove to Virginia to see friends in Portsmouth earlier this month (Feb.), but had no luck finding a home in the $700-$800 range. If you know of anyone that has a house for rent in this area, please let me know. Thanks.

BBguy is correct. The range for a house in anywhere youd actually want to put a 2 year old is $1200 or better. Thats just not Va Beach though, thats pretty much the area.

Affordability is not something you will find here.
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Old 02-23-2009, 03:55 PM
 
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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news... but the two previous posters are indeed correct. $700-$800 in Virginia Beach might get you a place in Lake Edward *shudder* And believe me, you don't want to be in that area.

In fact, for that price, you will have difficulty finding a house anywhere in Hampton Roads that is greater than two bedrooms. You might be able to get into an income restricted apartment (some have townhouses) for that price... but definitely not a house.

If you don't mind a townhouse and you think you qualify for low income housing, check out the Lawson Realty Group. They have a complex in Virginia Beach called Green Lakes (http://www.lawsoncompanies.com/LRC/Greenlakes/Greenlakes.htm - broken link) that has three bedroom townhouses for $857
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Old 02-25-2009, 11:05 PM
 
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How is the job market in VB?
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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How is the job market in VB?

Great if you dont mind cleaning hotel rooms or flipping burgers for $7.50 an hour!
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:53 AM
 
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It's not quite that bad but good paying jobs can be difficult to find.
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, Virginia
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I agree with everyone else... that price range is very low. I rent a SFH in Portsmouth in the Churchland area (3 br 1.5 ba) and my rent is $1100. That is a decent rent for the size house I have (and cheaper than many 3br apts).

I may suggest Suffolk/Isle of Wight. Will be a further drive, but prices of older SFH might be more affordable.
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:18 AM
 
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I may suggest Suffolk/Isle of Wight. Will be a further drive, but prices of older SFH might be more affordable.
She'll probably need to keep driving... I haven't looked but I really don't think there's anything that cheap around here, either. Perhaps Franklin?
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Old 10-09-2009, 10:53 AM
 
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Here is an honest option that no one else will give you.

If you are relocation to this area, please keep one thing in mind.

It’s a beautiful town, but the people from here suck.

I also relocated here from Brooklyn and found this to be Hillbilly country.

They are all back stabbers and will rat you out in a minute.

They will not help you unless they get something in return.

They don't know what good food is.

They have no morals or self-respect.

They would rather buy a six-pack of Beer before they buy a gallon of Milk for their children.

They all drink beer the minute they get home and they think it's cool.

They have no loyalty to their employer and will leave the company for a 25-cent increase if offered by another company.

They are not friendly and will not go out of their way for anyone.

They can't drive to save their life.

To sum it up, Hamptonroads SUCKS
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