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View Poll Results: Do you rent an apartment or you bought a one?
We live with my partner's family
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we rent an apartment for 250$-350$ a month
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we rent an apartment for 350$-450$ a month
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we rent an apartment for 450-550$ a month
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we rent an apartment for more than 550$ a month
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Apartments arrangement in the U.S.

Old Aug 20th 2004, 12:13 pm
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hi guys!
Curious how did you manage to arrange your family nest once in the U.S. with your partner
What type of arrangement was it for u?
Thanks
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Where I am you can't rent a shed for $550 per month!!!
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I voted with the apartment we got when we first moved over - a 3 bed apartment with my wife's sister which was $960 a month.

Now we own a 4-bed house
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Old Aug 20th 2004, 3:09 pm
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Originally Posted by britchicknyc
Where I am you can't rent a shed for $550 per month!!!
Same here! In fact, double it and you'd still struggle to find something. We're renovating hubby's house and for the interim we're living in a place that I got.
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Where I am you can't rent a shed for $550 per month!!!

LOL Brit in NY ... I live just outside of NYC in lower Westchester and I can and do and have for over 29 years. The wonders of rent stablization ;-)

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Originally Posted by Americanwife
hi guys!
Curious how did you manage to arrange your family nest once in the U.S. with your partner
What type of arrangement was it for u?
Thanks

Your survey is too generalized. Rents, prices for co-ops and condos vary tremendously throughout the US. Often varies dramatically within the same states and within 50 miles of one city to the next.

Also you forgot that if you own your apartment (Co-op or Condo) that there is a maintenance fee, insurance, etc. and those figures are not included in your survey.

You might want to set your survey to a particular area in the US.

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Old Aug 20th 2004, 3:35 pm
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hi guys!
Curious how did you manage to arrange your family nest once in the U.S. with your partner
What type of arrangement was it for u?
Thanks
Apartment cost, wouldn't that also depend on the size?
We're paying way more than $550 a month and it's a one bedroom/lounge jobby....and we're hardly in a "City"
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I voted with the apartment we got when we first moved over - a 3 bed apartment with my wife's sister which was $960 a month.

Now we own a 4-bed house
From Bath! Great place. I did a post-doc at Bath University; the uni was not constructed using the classic Bath stone, but Bath itself is FANTASTIC. I just wish "they" would do something about the traffic fumes, especially during the summer.

I married my American wife while living in Bath (we actually lived in a village just outside Bath, Englishcombe Village I think it was called, lovely place, make that LOVELY place). We also lived for a few months in another village (I think that one was called Combe Village, loved the village pub, had great Sunday dinners) where bits of the land were condemned for fear of turning into spontaneous holes (some of the Bath stone was mined under the village to form large chambers ... or maybe it was the otherway around and it was the village that got built right above the quarry chambers).

The nearest shop shutdown because of a weight restriction imposed right outside the shop, a friend's garden was tapped off, and some recreation ground got tapped off. One council house near my friend's council house was condemned. It seemed to be a creeping problem. Apparently the pillars of stone left in the underground quarry to support the roof of the quarry (and hence the surface of the village) were at risk of failing. There was talk of filling the chambers with power station waste (yuk), such soot would be heavy in heavy metals.

Anyway, we got engaged in Bath and married in Cardiff. She loved Bath (or Baaath, as the locals sometimes called it, "Can you direct me to Bath?" No. "You mean I got off at the wrong place on the M4?" No. "I am confused now". I don't know of a "Bath" but "Baaath" is five miles that way.

After we got married and my wife got a NI # she worked as a waitress in the Pump Room, I used to go and meet her there and sit at a table where all the newspapers of the day were piled up (at the back of the Pump Room, bit out of sight) and read for free (well, I did that in the Bath Uni library, but somehow I preferred to read the newspapers in the lovely ambience of the Pump Room).

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hi guys!
Curious how did you manage to arrange your family nest once in the U.S. with your partner
What type of arrangement was it for u?
Thanks

I think you should have broken the poll down further...many of us pay in excess of $1500 p/m

$550+ per month would be amazing around here....

I think it would cost me more than that (in fines) to live on the street in my car
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Originally Posted by Patent Attorney
From Bath! Great place. I did a post-doc at Bath University; the uni was not constructed using the classic Bath stone, but Bath itself is FANTASTIC. I just wish "they" would do something about the traffic fumes, especially during the summer.
Cool. When were you and your wife in Bath? I lived in various parts of the city from 1997 till 2003. We got married in Indianapolis in 2001 and moved to Bath. My wife loves the city, but her job was in Bristol and she got fed up with the traffic, either driving to the Park n Ride and taking the bus, or by taking the train which were always full and late! I had a great job on Walcot St in the centre of Bath and could drive there

We lived in Southdown which is on the west side of the city, not too far from Englishcombe. I remember the stories about the mines but we never actually visited the village. Been to the Roman Baths several times taking guests around and sampled the water, but I don't think I've dined in the Pump Room.

Still have many friends there and miss it lots. Can't wait to take my daughter there for the first time
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I think it would cost me more than that (in fines) to live on the street in my car
Finally, a smart blonde joke.

A blonde walks into a bank in New York City and asks for the loan officer.
She says she's going to Europe on business for two weeks and
needs to borrow $5,000. The bank officer says the bank will need some kind
of security for the loan, so the blonde hands over the keys to a new Rolls
Royce.

The car is parked on the street in front of the bank, she has the title
and everything checks out. The bank agrees to accept the car as collateral
for the loan.

The bank's president and its officers all enjoy a good laugh at the
blonde for using a $250,000 Rolls as collateral against a $5,000 loan.

An employee of the bank then proceeds to drive the Rolls into the bank's
underground garage and parks it there.

Two weeks later, the blonde returns, repays the $5,000 and the
interest, which comes to $15.41. The loan officer says, "Miss, we are
very happy to have had your business, and this transaction has worked out
very nicely, but we are a little puzzled. While you were away, we checked
you out and found that you are a multimillionaire.

What puzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow $5,000?"

The blond replies, "Where else in New York City can I park my car
for two weeks for only $15.41 and expect it to be there when I return?"
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Finally, a smart blonde joke.
That's a good one....
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Originally Posted by britchicknyc
Where I am you can't rent a shed for $550 per month!!!

We've just moved from Dallas to Irving,Texas this past week. We have a lovely 1 bedroom apartment for $550 a month. Fireplace, W/D, Dishwasher, a nice view of the canal which is located in our backyard and it's in Los Colinas a pretty"posh" area. It's easy to find luruxy in Dallas and surrounding areas without paying an arm & a leg. But prices vary depending upon location and size of apartment.

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Cool. When were you and your wife in Bath? I lived in various parts of the city from 1997 till 2003. We got married in Indianapolis in 2001 and moved to Bath. My wife loves the city, but her job was in Bristol and she got fed up with the traffic, either driving to the Park n Ride and taking the bus, or by taking the train which were always full and late! I had a great job on Walcot St in the centre of Bath and could drive there

We lived in Southdown which is on the west side of the city, not too far from Englishcombe. I remember the stories about the mines but we never actually visited the village. Been to the Roman Baths several times taking guests around and sampled the water, but I don't think I've dined in the Pump Room.

Still have many friends there and miss it lots. Can't wait to take my daughter there for the first time
I did a post-doc at Bath from early 95 to late 96, my then wife got homesick and we moved to Chicago, IL. There seemed to be a lot of "down" in place names, Bath University is on Claverton Down. I still miss Bath; it is one of the nicest areas to live in. Just loved the area and the beautiful architecture.

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Originally Posted by britchicknyc
Where I am you can't rent a shed for $550 per month!!!
When we first moved over we rented an appartment, in Westchester county, and considered ourselves lucky to find a nice, newly modernized, apartment for three times that!

Later we moved out (of New York), and moved in with the in-laws, ..... two weeks later they moved out!!! ..... but that is another story. After eight months in our in-laws house we eventually bought our own place, but that is a house.

BTW In the Charlotte, NC, area the "Section 8" Federal housing rent subsidization scheme for low income families allows rent on a two bedroom apartment of some thing like $650, so I doubt there are many places in the US that apartments can be rented for significntly less than $550.

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