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Old 06-28-2010, 11:24 PM
 
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Unfortunately most corporate owned apartment complexes will only allow dogs under 30 to 50 lbs. Private rentals will be the best bet for folks with larger dogs.
Thanks for your help the other day. I keep thinking about how odd of a floorplan that was haha. If you wouldn't mind keeping me posted about the MLS listings, I'd appreciate it
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Old 06-29-2010, 12:35 AM
 
Location: Irvine - Orange County, CA
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Thanks for your help the other day. I keep thinking about how odd of a floorplan that was haha. If you wouldn't mind keeping me posted about the MLS listings, I'd appreciate it
No need for thanks, glad I can help. Yeah, that rental had the weirdest floor plan that I've ever seen in my life. I just e-mailed you some additional rental listings in Tustin Ranch and Irvine so check your mail.
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:34 AM
 
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Default I'm in the same boat!

My husband and I are moving from LA to Orange County for a job. We currently live on the west side of LA in an adorable apartment close walking distance to countless restaurants and shops along 3rd Street. I hate to leave this area, but having an hour-plus commute every day is out of the question.

I'd love to find an apartment walking distance to some restaurants in an area with "character" [read: not a cookie-cutter complex]. From my very brief search online, I think we'd prefer something in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach or Costa Mesa.

What is the best way to find an apartment? Are there realtors in the area who work with people looking for apartments? We're looking for a one bedroom with a washer dryer in unit. Other than that, we're pretty flexible.

Any ideas or suggestions would be much appreciated!
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Old 05-06-2011, 12:55 AM
 
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I'm sure there must be some in NB not owned by them.

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Old 11-20-2012, 08:13 PM
 
Location: LA/OC
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My husband and I are moving from LA to Orange County for a job. We currently live on the west side of LA in an adorable apartment close walking distance to countless restaurants and shops along 3rd Street. I hate to leave this area, but having an hour-plus commute every day is out of the question.

I'd love to find an apartment walking distance to some restaurants in an area with "character" [read: not a cookie-cutter complex]. From my very brief search online, I think we'd prefer something in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach or Costa Mesa.

What is the best way to find an apartment? Are there realtors in the area who work with people looking for apartments? We're looking for a one bedroom with a washer dryer in unit. Other than that, we're pretty flexible.

Any ideas or suggestions would be much appreciated!
Obviously I speak with some bias, but a realtor probably is the best way to find an apartment. Most real estate agents work with renters. The best part about it is you don't have to pay them anything.
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:53 AM
 
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I have to wonder what the impact is on the median cost of rental property in southern OC from these two things alone:

1) the Irvine Company, which practically has a monopoly on apartment housing in southern OC and 2) the fact that 99% of all privately owned rental property is rented/leased through realtors whose fees bump up the prices. (I'm not picking on realtors. They don't make much on rental/leasing fees and most do it to create relationships with people who will be buyers in a year or two. It's still a cost factor). And those two factors combined create a somewhat unique rental market. In Chicago and most other major city suburbs, there are plenty of by rentals "by owner" (sans finder fees) and/or a myriad of companies running and operating rental communities. Real estate in Southern California is expensive regardless, but these two factors surely add to the average prices of rental housing -- particularly apartment and condo communities.

Aside from that, we've found a few realtors who wasted our time and were highly unprofessional -- until we found one who is amazing. If we decide to stay in southern OC and buy a house a year from now -- we will definitely buy from him. So generally, I agree with Joe's advice.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:38 AM
 
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Yea I called them last week and they don't accept dogs over 50 lbs. One of my dogs is 70 lbs. Thanks for the rec though.
Do you really think a 70 pound dog is appropriate for an apartment? Have some respect for your neighbors and your dog.
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Old 03-15-2015, 03:26 PM
 
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Default Realtor

Did you find a realtor that deals with apt rentals? I need one myself
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Old 05-01-2015, 10:06 PM
 
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Did you find a realtor that deals with apt rentals? I need one myself
Hi Lisa,

I've been working with a great guy who specializes in rentals in the area. Feel free to message me and I can provide his contact info to you, and either way, best of luck.
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Old 06-04-2015, 12:30 PM
 
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Default also need a good realtor to find an apartment

Hey,
I'm transferring to Irvine from Maryland in July. Also am tired of all the ICA apartments. Can you please send me the realtor's contact you recommend? Thanks!

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Hi Lisa,

I've been working with a great guy who specializes in rentals in the area. Feel free to message me and I can provide his contact info to you, and either way, best of luck.
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