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Old 06-03-2016, 08:24 AM
 
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The apts I found 4 that price r n Society Hill, Old City, Fairmount & Graduate Hospital. Rent n my area generally starts @ $900/mo 4 a 1 BR. I pay $800. I spoke 2 a super n my area that works 4 a guy who owns a bunch of houses n my area. He told me the apts r way cheaper than what some landlords n the area r trying 2 charge. I guess it depends on the rental property. The closer some properties r 2 sketchy blocks, they seem 2 b a little cheaper. My income is restricted, so it's all good 4 me.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/apa/5533372335.html
https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/apa/5603097046.html

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/apa/5616963180.html
https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/apa/5575687267.html

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/apa/5616683185.html
https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/apa/5616672524.html

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/apa/5594416300.html

Just a few I ran across. I didn't post all.
Just another point wrt Colonnade there's little that's sketchy near it today. In fact someone built a million $ home a block away a couple of years ago.
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Old 06-03-2016, 08:28 AM
 
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The apts I found 4 that price r n Society Hill, Old City, Fairmount & Graduate Hospital. Rent n my area generally starts @ $900/mo 4 a 1 BR. I pay $800. I spoke 2 a super n my area that works 4 a guy who owns a bunch of houses n my area. He told me the apts r way cheaper than what some landlords n the area r trying 2 charge. I guess it depends on the rental property. The closer some properties r 2 sketchy blocks, they seem 2 b a little cheaper. My income is restricted, so it's all good 4 me.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/apa/5533372335.html
https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/apa/5603097046.html

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/apa/5616963180.html
https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/apa/5575687267.html

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/apa/5616683185.html
https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/apa/5616672524.html

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/apa/5594416300.html

Just a few I ran across. I didn't post all.
After reading through some of the other responses/comments, I think folks are correct: they're scams most likely! Beware!
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Old 06-03-2016, 08:43 AM
 
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Those prices seem a little odd to me.
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Old 06-03-2016, 11:01 AM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Will you buy or rent? Rent
If buying, are you looking for a house or a condo? How much can you spend?
If renting, are you looking for an apartment, a townhouse or loft? Either How much can you spend? up to $650/month






I've been looking into Society Hill, Old City, Belle Vista, Fairmount, Spruce Hill, Queen Village, Graduate Hospital & Washington Square. I've been finding pretty decent places from $459-$625/mo.
1. As recently as 4 or 5 years ago it was possible to find an apartment for $650 in a not so bad neighborhood in Philly. That was then, this is now. I tell people the rule of thumb is $1,000 per month for a one bedroom apartment.

2. You've been finding apartments in those neighborhoods for $459 to $626? Frankly I am very skeptical!
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Old 06-03-2016, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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These are all scams. Those places are way too nice for those prices. I wonder if they're even in Philly.
One had Reading in parentheses.
https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/apa/5533372335.html

There are some crazy Craigslist rental scam stories-please be careful OP.
This is better:
https://hotpads.com/city-center-west...p?price=0-1200
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Old 06-04-2016, 07:56 AM
 
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I moved up from Baltimore (with a brief stop in Wilmington). I have to say I love it here. I found my apartment through a work colleague in University City. After reading so many horror stories of landlords (and creepy-crawlies) in Philly, I was really scared to dish out 3 of months move-in expenses and having to fight it out with a slumlord. I would take advantage of any connections you know before finding a place on Craigslist. Septa is a DREAM compared to mass transit in Baltimore. Good luck with the move!
Thank u much. I appreciate it.
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Old 06-04-2016, 07:57 AM
 
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After reading through some of the other responses/comments, I think folks are correct: they're scams most likely! Beware!
I will definitely be visiting & investigating 1st.
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Old 06-04-2016, 07:59 AM
 
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The one has a heading of 'Fairmount,' but the ad goes on to say 'Bella Vista,' which is in South Philly. Another says 'University City' then goes on to say 'Society Hill' in the ad ... And, trust me, you're not renting a house in Fairmount for $598 or $650 a month. These ads are lies ... don't believe everything you read on Craigslist.
I noticed that when I google mapped it. I try 2 avoid anything that won't give me a clear address.
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Old 06-04-2016, 08:03 AM
 
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One had Reading in parentheses.
https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/apa/5533372335.html

There are some crazy Craigslist rental scam stories-please be careful OP.
This is better:
https://hotpads.com/city-center-west...p?price=0-1200
Thanks 4 the info...on it.
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Old 06-04-2016, 08:08 AM
 
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One had Reading in parentheses.
https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/apa/5533372335.html

There are some crazy Craigslist rental scam stories-please be careful OP.
This is better:
https://hotpads.com/city-center-west...p?price=0-1200
I totally scratched that 1 off considering the Reading & when I google mapped it. It didn't make since. On top of that, it's been listed for 2 months. That was the 2nd RED flag 4 me. This is y I don't rush 2 do anything. I like 2 take my time & investigate. I'll go back 2 NYC b4 spending $1000/mo 4 rent anywhere else. As crazy as NYC is & I don't want 2 go back, it is the safest big city.
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