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Downtown_remix
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Username: Downtown_remix

Post Number: 26
Registered: 03-2007
Posted on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 9:55 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey has anyone made a list of affordable apartments for the everyday resident? like in the $600 to $900 price range?
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Brandon48202
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Post Number: 154
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 12:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"Cheap" rent in Detroit is more like $300 to $500/month.
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Charlottepaul
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Post Number: 686
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 12:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

not downtown Brandon48202! Downtown is prob just as expensive as any suburban locations and prob. even more in many cases. There has to be a web site out there that has places listed according to the monthly rent.
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Lukabottle
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Post Number: 23
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 1:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There is quite a few, just depends what you want for that price
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Brandonhgt
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Post Number: 13
Registered: 05-2006
Posted on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 1:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Kales can be had for under 900 (teeny little loft) but I wouldn't recommend it. The on-site staff are really friendly and helpful but have no power at all to do anything. The headquarters tried to cash one of our rent checks twice last year and even after providing a copy of the cancelled check, our statement, and a letter from our bank, they insisted we pay again (obviously we didn't). We moved out December 1st and just got our security deposit back a few weeks ago after a bunch of haggling with the main office. Both situations felt like something shady was going on down there at the headquarters.

The building and parking is great but STAY AWAY FROM THE KALES!
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Yelloweyes
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Post Number: 103
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 8:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I used to live in the Fyfe (adams and Woodward) for $700/month for a one bedroom and a closed off den (about 800 sq. ft.), that was in 2001-2002. Wow time flies.
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Bobzilla
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Post Number: 74
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 - 2:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Some of the cheapest rent in the CBD will be at the Milner, the Park Avenue House (where the Town Pump Tavern is), and the Leland. They all have tenants who rent month-to-month.

The Fyfe (where I live) is pretty inexpensive, and the same goes for the Park Apts on Adams and the Town Apartments near the new MGM casino. The Boydell Building in Bricktown and a couple of the buildings near Harmonie Park may have cheap rent.
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Sharmaal
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Post Number: 1026
Registered: 09-2004
Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 - 2:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Zilla,

I have a friend that is currently looking at the Fyfe. Is there a way I can put her in touch with you?

my handle @ msu.edu
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Spacemonkey
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Post Number: 177
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 - 3:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

In 1994, I lived in a two bedroom two bathroom apartment at the Leland Hotel/Ramada at Cass & Bagley. Furnished and all utilities were included for $425 a month. Divided by the 3 of us living there, I was just about living there free.
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Enduro
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Post Number: 94
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 - 3:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Leland is pretty low brow low rent. How is the Fyfe? Is it clean and how is the security? I'm curious what the best you can get in the 500-600 range...

I know people who moved out of the Trolley because the security took a dive a couple years ago and they got broken into.
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Enduro
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Post Number: 95
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 - 3:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Oh. And Park Avenue is hellhole-esque too. I've witnessed many a roach while visiting people there... Good number of junkheads ala the Leland.
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Chitaku
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Post Number: 1262
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 - 5:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

boydell is dirt cheap for huge lofts

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