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Old Yesterday, 11:06 AM
 
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My daughter who goes to Temple is thinking about renting in 1324 Locust St. (Arts Condo). As I remember, this building was the first and last mini condo building built during the mini home boom about 7-8 years back. Question to the group - has anyone lived there or had experience with this place? Also, I'm seeing a lot of rent fluctuation for similar studio apartments. Any input? Thanks much.

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Old Yesterday, 05:34 PM
 
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My daughter who goes to Temple is thinking about renting in 1324 Locust St. (Arts Condo). As I remember, this building was the first and last mini condo building built during the mini home boom about 7-8 years back. Question to the group - has anyone lived there or had experience with this place? Also, I'm seeing a lot of rent fluctuation for similar studio apartments. Any input? Thanks much.
I had a friend who lived there and it was an absolute nightmare. The management company was unresponsive, and there were a lot of problems with rodents/insects. A quick Google search showed a lot of bad reviews for this building. If it's cheap in Center City, it's cheap for a reason.
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I had a friend who lived there and it was an absolute nightmare. The management company was unresponsive, and there were a lot of problems with rodents/insects. A quick Google search showed a lot of bad reviews for this building. If it's cheap in Center City, it's cheap for a reason.
I can tell you from personal experience that management companies( they will hire incompetent property managers!) absolutely suck in the area. Part of it is because PA does not have laws to keep these 'businesses" in line. NJ is better in that regard.

If they can't control vermin infestation what other stuff are they neglecting in that place?
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Old Today, 08:14 AM
 
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I haven't been in that building since it was converted to condos but if the price is right, some management concerns wouldn't dissuade me. The location is awesome (tons of amenities with a couple block radius) and it's a quarter block to the subway to Temple.

(Remember, we are talking about a college student here.)
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