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Old 08-17-2012, 10:36 PM
 
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I'd like to move to Portland but seems the nicer places are out of my price range. The things I can afford look a bit dreary (and have the inevitable "ceiling fan" which I vow never to live with again!).

I telecommute so don't need to be right in the city, just want good access to go in for shopping, art museum, etc. Considering a shorter-term winter rental also (furnished or partly furnished).

Any suggestions for nearby towns or islands where I could get a nice place to use as a base while I explore Portland and save up for a good apartment in the city?
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Cape Elizabeh, ME
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Well you didn't say what the range was but I say a winter rental at higgins beach for $850 yesterday listed on craig's list.
Most winter rentals are from sept to may. And keep in mind at the beach will feel colder.

I was just thinking I needed to install a second ceiling fan this morning....with no central AC in the majority of the places it helps in the summer. Also good decorating can always brighten up dreary.

PrivateMessage me with a price range and I'll point you in a couple directions.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Maine
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There are good cheap places, but they go quickly. The best thing to do is schedule a bunch of appointments, even if they look dreary. You'd be surprised what some bright curtains and some good scrubbing can do. Also, sometimes landlords will let you paint. I guess it all depends what your price range is....and how much time you actually spend in your apartment.
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