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Old 09-13-2011, 09:11 PM
 
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Hi, I'm a wildland firefighter with the US Forest Service and my boyfriend and I are going to SLC to train at Gym Jones--the gym that trained the actors for the movie 300. We're going to be in SLC until about next April, about 6 mos. I have a little over 10k in savings. Here's what I'm looking for in an apartment:

Studio/1bdrm
$500-$650max. utilities included. I might go to $700 if I get desperate but the lease has to be month-to-month then.
Looking to rent sight unseen (I know risky but I need a place to arrive to)
Preferably not a basement apartment. If it is can't be a POS.
Sugarhouse or Avenues/UofU.

I'm in a bit of a pickle as far as credit though. Last Jan I fell victim to an apartment scam which destroyed my otherwise spotless credit (property was advertised as residential but listed as a business so they were trying to charge me $300 utilities deposit and like $400 mo. for each utility on a $300 rental. Nightmare).

Do these requirements seem reasonable? I don't need anything fancy just not falling apart. Any advice on where to find one and is my budget and savings realistic for the town?

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Old 09-13-2011, 09:17 PM
 
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Sugarhouse will be cheaper than the Avs but at 500 it will be an older apartment with few amenities. Look on KSL.com classifieds.
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Old 09-14-2011, 09:58 PM
 
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yeah I looked on KSL, they had a lot of stuff for the surrounding areas like Murray and Sandy, nothing for the city though. I know $500 is everyone's ideal but in this economy its a far shot so I'm expecting that I'm probably going to have to go up to something like $650. If this isn't realistic what is a realistic expectation for what I'll probably be spending so I can budget?
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Old 09-14-2011, 10:14 PM
 
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There are things for 500 around, just sight unseen is going to be a problem. They go pretty quick and frankly since it's super cheap it attracts scum bags so the landlords want a face to face meeting.
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