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Old January 28th, 2013, 02:13 PM   #1
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My family is looking for a house to rent in the charlotte, lansing area. 3br or 2br if rooms are large, must have garage or barn I can keep my topless jeep in. Pet friendly. Pref 1000sqft or larger and in country but will do city if its a good deal. Also interested in a land contract if its the right place. $850/month max

Please if you have or know of anything like this let me know asap!

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Old January 28th, 2013, 06:34 PM   #2
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Good luck. $850/month isn't going to get you much near Lansing. I'm paying more than that in South Lansing for a crappy little house. It took me 2 months to find a house with a garage and a fenced yard.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 06:50 PM   #3
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dam that's my house payment
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Old January 28th, 2013, 06:52 PM   #4
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dam that's my house payment
It's all relative.... It's double my mortgage. 3bed, 1bath full basement on 2.5 acres, 1 mile from lake mi.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 08:41 AM   #5
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Supply and demand... With all the people that lost their homes, rentals are a hot commodity. Really nice 3-4 BR houses with a garage and nice yard in a better area around Lansing will go for $1800+.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 10:02 AM   #6
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A friend just rented his house out for $1200 a month at 696 and Schoenherr. I would have guessed $900 tops, but they're all getting that much. Lots of Detroiters getting out of the hood.
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I have a home on woodland lk in Brighton I rent it for $1650 a month. My tenants lease is up next month. It's 2 bedroom with 1.5 car garage. I also have a home in Westland with a 22'x50' garage that's 3 bedroom on 3/4 of acre I rent it for $1300 a month. So as said before $850 will not get you much.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 10:25 AM   #8
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We moved to Lansing a little over a year ago and went from a house with acreage in the country with a 3 car garage to a little shit hole in the city that cost us double our mortgage now that we have to rent! Its ridiculous! Trying to find a nice house in the country with what you want for that price is un likely... Ive been looking for that house for a while. But good luck, hope you find it! :)
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Anything near MLK boulevard should be around $850/month.
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damn, I need to go get an apartment and rent out my house
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Anything near MLK boulevard should be around $850/month.
If you don't want a garage or a safe neighborhood, you can find a shit hole for $350/month.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 02:57 PM   #12
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you can buy a house for under 700$ a month in a safe 'hood.

as usual, fuck these douche bags.

edit: if you need a good realtor that will shop with you and help you out shoot me a pm, I'm working on the same thing right now.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 03:16 PM   #13
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you can buy a house for under 700$ a month in a safe 'hood.

as usual, fuck these douche bags.

edit: if you need a good realtor that will shop with you and help you out shoot me a pm, I'm working on the same thing right now.
You need good credit to buy a house. My guess is his credit isn't good enough to buy right now, hence the need to rent.
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you can buy a house for under 700$ a month in a safe 'hood.

as usual, fuck these douche bags.

edit: if you need a good realtor that will shop with you and help you out shoot me a pm, I'm working on the same thing right now.

Not everyone wants to buy a house either. A house is not an "investment" unless you buy it and put paying tenants in it. I sold a $300,000 house and now rent a little crappy 800 sq-ft place in a decent lower end neighborhood for $900/month. We were paying close to $3,000/month on the mortgage and taxes. That doesn't include roughly $400/month for utilities, general upkeep and maintenance, paying for the tractor to mow the yard and plow the driveway, replacing a $3,000 water heater, etc. If that shit breaks now, I call the landlord and say fix it. If I want to move I can either wait until the end of my contract or pay $1,000 to break the lease. Owning a house isn't all that the realtors make it out to be.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 04:30 PM   #15
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Not everyone wants to buy a house either. A house is not an "investment" unless you buy it and put paying tenants in it. I sold a $300,000 house and now rent a little crappy 800 sq-ft place in a decent lower end neighborhood for $900/month. We were paying close to $3,000/month on the mortgage and taxes. That doesn't include roughly $400/month for utilities, general upkeep and maintenance, paying for the tractor to mow the yard and plow the driveway, replacing a $3,000 water heater, etc. If that shit breaks now, I call the landlord and say fix it. If I want to move I can either wait until the end of my contract or pay $1,000 to break the lease. Owning a house isn't all that the realtors make it out to be.
I could not agree more!
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Consider the added costs of renting vs owning like 84Scrambler is referring to.

Rent and a house payment are not the same or equal!

A rented home is straight forward, rent and maybe renters insurance.

Owning will net you a lower monthly payment for the exact same home, but then you add taxes (homesteaded at that) and the insurance and other upkeep items which is usually more than a couple hundred a month.

I own more than a few homes that are rented, my taxes alone are way more than double what they would be if it was homesteaded. One home is over 2k a year in taxes, homesteaded would be less than 800. So the added $100 a month must be covered by the rent or it is written off as a loss.

Back on topic, in that area I would be surprised if you found any decent home with what you want for less than $1100-1200 a month.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 08:13 PM   #18
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I have a friend with an empty house in Colonial Village he might rent for his payment. Its a 3 bd with a 1 car garage.
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Are you still looking ?
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Not everyone wants to buy a house either. A house is not an "investment" unless you buy it and put paying tenants in it. I sold a $300,000 house and now rent a little crappy 800 sq-ft place in a decent lower end neighborhood for $900/month. We were paying close to $3,000/month on the mortgage and taxes. That doesn't include roughly $400/month for utilities, general upkeep and maintenance, paying for the tractor to mow the yard and plow the driveway, replacing a $3,000 water heater, etc. If that shit breaks now, I call the landlord and say fix it. If I want to move I can either wait until the end of my contract or pay $1,000 to break the lease. Owning a house isn't all that the realtors make it out to be.
Equity? We have a 2 br 1 bath 1,800 sq ft home on a lake. Mortgage electric= $500 per month. It has a two car garage. It cost less to buy this house than it would rent. As far as upkeep once again buying a home builds equity. I am not saying its for everyone. If you like to work hard are smart about buying an have a few skills you can profit from buying a house in the long term. This doesn't apply if you are a minimum payment late paying low life. I also totally understand hard times. Hell it could happen to me tomorrow. Renting has its place but I don't see how it pays long term.
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