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Old 06-19-2011, 11:19 AM
 
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I've been looking at different websites for an apartment. I currently live in S.C. & planning to move to the L.A. area as soon as I get job. But I'm not able to find very many apts that have washer/dryer hookups in the apts. Everything I'm seeing have laundry facilities. Is this pretty common?
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:31 AM
 
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W&D hookups aren't common except on the higher-end apartments. Apartments usually don't come with a refrigerator either so be prepared to get your own.
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:47 AM
 
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Washer/dryers in unit are not common in most major cities. Like the above poster said, the newer higher end buildings (i.e. built post 1990s) tends to have in unit W/D. Most buildings have in building, but a few of the older older ones might not. Ask to see them when you visit.

About half the apartments I looked at had no refrigerator. I had to buy my own. I got lucky with central air/heat. A lot don't have central AC either, but mostly in the city versus the Valley where they tend to have them.
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:56 AM
 
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If a washer and dryer are at the top of your list, you will probably need to rent a condo or townhouse.
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Old 06-19-2011, 12:04 PM
 
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Thanks so much everyone.
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Old 06-19-2011, 12:06 PM
 
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If a washer and dryer are at the top of your list, you will probably need to rent a condo or townhouse.
Do you know any websites I can check specifically for condos/townhouses?
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:06 PM
 
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If a washer and dryer are at the top of your list, you will probably need to rent a condo or townhouse.

That being said, I just signed a rental-lease on a pretty large condo and the W/Ds are communal (not in-unit). On the other hand, the refrigerator/all other appliances are included (plus central air+heat). Built in the 70s.
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:36 PM
 
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cttnikki04, once you've decided on a city or area, check with local real estate firms -- many of them do property management as well as sales.

Beware of rental property "brokers" who want to charge you a fee to find a place. Some are legitimate, but others advertise nice-looking places at reasonable prices in order to get you in their door. Only after you pay the fee do you find out that those places aren't even available, and the properties that are for rent are nothing special.

rocket87 makes a good point -- a lot of apartment buildings "went condo" in the 70's, and they will not have in-unit washer and dryer hookups.
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:37 AM
 
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This won't do the PO any good, but all my rentals have w/d hook-ups.
I installed them about twenty years ago.
I don't have anything available presently, but in the rental market things can change in a heart beat.
Bob.
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:07 PM
 
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I've been looking on rent.com & realtor.com. Seem to be ok so far, but I've talked to anyone abt a rental yet.

Rocket87: external w/d area is ok. I'm just not really all for the community laundry facilities. Been there, done that, HATE IT! lol
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