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Old 03-29-2009, 06:12 PM
 
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Hey there,

I'm looking to move somewhere between Morristown and NYC. Montclair, Verona, Caldwell, Bloomfield. Can't go over $900.

Any advice?
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Old 03-29-2009, 06:25 PM
 
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That will probably leave out Montclair. Look into Verona and the Caldwells.
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:36 PM
 
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probably bloomfield would be the only place you could find a decent place for 900
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:04 AM
 
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i'll second the bloomfield notion. you can find a half decent 1br for that price. probably less depending on close to newark you are willing to go, or how far south of bloomfield ave you will go.
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:00 PM
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Gonna have to third Bloomfield.
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Old 03-31-2009, 07:57 AM
 
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I have to agree as well about Bloomfield, then Montclair, Caldwell, and Verona in that order but only IF you can find something for 900.

DO consider looking at rentals that are slightly higher than your price range. If you really like the place, make an offer.

I worked in Real Estate (but not as an agent) and when the rental inventory is high, rentals sit around for weeks, or months without the landlord collecting any rental income and they really hate that! You may not know how long the rental has been available (or how desperate the LL may be) but it's worth a shot. If the rental is very new, this method probably won't work. Otherwise try looking at rentals up to say maybe 1000/mo and you might get it for 900 (if you ask)!

It may still be in Bloomfield. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Good Luck in your search!
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Old 03-31-2009, 11:48 PM
 
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Finding an apartment in the $700's range is difficult anywhere in northern NJ. Go pick any of the worst slum towns in the area and check out craigslist. Even there, you won't really see much below $800 or so. The apartments that go for this cheap are many times sketchy in one way or another (basement, irregular floor plan, particularly bad neighborhood, etc..). If you get a roommate, though, you can get a great 2 BR apartment for around that price. My point is that when your budget is sort of scraping the bottom of the barrel, it might be worthwhile to get a roommate.

You might even want to find someone who already has an apartment and become the roommate that fills his vacancy. This could give you more flexibility in terms of moving out in case the apartment or area isn't what you imagined. Could be a lot better than being locked into a one year lease in a place you hate.
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