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Old March 30th, 2006, 02:49 PM   #1
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My New Appartment..

I know im in Toronto.. but since i am a Buffalo regualar.. i thought i would show you guys my new place .. and what 965 a month will get you in TO..

The Kitchen/Hallway/Foyer


The Bedroom/TV room/Living Room..



The View..



Forgot to take pics of the bathroom, laundry room and balcony..

Not a bad deal for a place right on the subway line in the downtown core.. with a washer/dryer and full kitchen (dishwasher, full size fridge etc..)
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Old March 30th, 2006, 03:00 PM   #2
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Doesn't look half bad, looks somewhat modern and up-to-date at least. What's the sq footage (or sq meterage )?
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Old March 30th, 2006, 03:14 PM   #3
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365 SQ feet.. its in a brand new building.. im in Phase one actually.. the top floors are not finished yet..
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Old March 30th, 2006, 04:27 PM   #4
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365 SQ feet..
Ouch.

Well at least you can cook dinner, use the bathroom, and check great view out the living room window... all at the same time.



washer/dryer in-unit is always a big plus though.
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Old March 30th, 2006, 04:36 PM   #5
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Ouch.

Well at least you can cook dinner, use the bathroom, and check great view out the living room window... all at the same time.



washer/dryer in-unit is always a big plus though.
And make the bed
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Old March 30th, 2006, 04:37 PM   #6
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Yeah, that is a bit pricey, but I guess it's within reason. Especially if you're single and even moreso if you're the type to be out alot.

I'm paying $645/mo (I think it's going to be going up to $670 this year) for 1130 sq ft, but we're talking totally different situations in totally different markets. Like comparing apples to, I dunno, say elephants.

When I first moved to Concord, NH, back in 2001, I was paying $95/wk ($411.67/mo) for a triangular, if I remember correctly, about 15'x20' (so say 150 sq ft) room in a rooming house (big old Victorian mansion). Community bathrooms, kitchen (which I never used), laundry. Included all utilities besides phone and anything above basic cable (i.e. internet, etc). Convenient in "downtown". Not a bad deal in NH, actually, but many of the other tenants were less than savory characters. That would come out to $1001.72/mo for your square footage, so overall I'd say you have the better deal there, by far when you factor in privacy, amenities, & cleanliness, etc. And I'm assuming your $965 is Canadian $, which would widen the margin?

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Old March 30th, 2006, 05:36 PM   #7
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Yeah, that is a bit pricey, but I guess it's within reason. Especially if you're single and even moreso if you're the type to be out alot.

I'm paying $645/mo (I think it's going to be going up to $670 this year) for 1130 sq ft, but we're talking totally different situations in totally different markets. Like comparing apples to, I dunno, say elephants.
Are you right in Buffalo? Is it a condo?
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Old March 30th, 2006, 05:43 PM   #8
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No, inner ring suburban, right near Ralph Wilson Stadium. I don't think I could have what I have now and pay under $1000 myself in the city.

They were built in the 70's, and recently have largely been updated/modernized. Central air/heat, etc. I think the only thing original remaining in mine are the cupboards, and they're replacing those complex-wide at the moment.

I got the potential $670 because that's what they're charging new leasees. Honestly, I don't know how much longer I'll still be there though, probably a couple years but I wouldn't mind living closer to work (but I'll die before I move to Amherst or Cheektowaga, too crowded). Next place I live will probably be a house, in all honesty.
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356 SQ ft for almost 1000 a month..... no view is worth that to me personaly lol. I knew Toronto was expensive, but WOW.
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Old March 31st, 2006, 04:47 AM   #10
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I know im in Toronto.. but since i am a Buffalo regualar.. i thought i would show you guys my new place .. and what 965 a month will get you in TO..

The Kitchen/Hallway/Foyer


The Bedroom/TV room/Living Room..



The View..



Forgot to take pics of the bathroom, laundry room and balcony..

Not a bad deal for a place right on the subway line in the downtown core.. with a washer/dryer and full kitchen (dishwasher, full size fridge etc..)
Very nice! It is A LOT like my apartment lol and priced about the same too. You got some nice hardwood floors and cabinets plus W\D in unit makes or breaks the deal IMO. I'll assume utilities aren't included? Ahh the urban life!!!
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Old March 31st, 2006, 02:13 PM   #11
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Anything less that 500sq.ft. is a prison sentance.
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Old March 31st, 2006, 08:06 PM   #12
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its not a bad deal at all, seems like a nice spot plus it seems you have some good amenities being in downtown T.O.

under 500 sq ft isn't bad

I grew up in an apt like that w/3 people!

hope you enjoy your new spot man, keep taking pics of that view for us!
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well $965 CAD which is about $800 USD, for 365 sqft, lol thats pretty bad...thats the size of my living room. But you do get a great view of my all time favorite skyscraper - Scotia Plaza.
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I own a 2200 sf house in Buffalo's West Village. It's a brick victorian built in the 1860s. It has original hardwood floors, much of the original woodwork, stairs, banister, and newel post...and tons of leaded glass. Oh yeah, I also have a driveway, garage, two porches and a deck that overlooks my small courtyard. My mortgage payment is only about $850/month, and that includes taxes and insurance.
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Old April 1st, 2006, 12:04 AM   #15
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It's not bad. It's Toronto. I'm sure his rent is peanuts compared with Manhattan!

BTW, WNY is very affordable, yet there are people spending upwards of $2,000 per month on aparment rentals in downtown buffalo! ... Buffalo! So imagine how insane Toronto would be.
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Old April 1st, 2006, 02:17 AM   #16
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well $965 CAD which is about $800 USD, for 365 sqft...
There you go. Extrapolated for square footage, I paid $1000 for that in Concord, with virtually zero amenities (not even a bathroom) and free utilities (how much do you need for 150 sq ft, though, really). So either you have a decent deal, or NH's housing costs are assinine (understand why I wanted out, to have a future)?
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For Toronto, I guess it's ok.
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Old April 1st, 2006, 07:50 PM   #18
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That doesn't seem a bad cost to someone from NJ. I'm presently paying $900 for 435 SF in Central Jersey. Can't wait til I move to North Jersey this summer!!!!!!!! Wish me luck finding 500 SF for under $1200! This cost of living here is quickly catching up to Manhattan!
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IN NEW JERSEY!!?!?!?!?!?! I could understand if you were talking about Hoboken or something, but man, central NJ?
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Old April 1st, 2006, 08:02 PM   #20
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Yeah I pay $900 (actually $899) for a Jr 1-BR in Highland Park, NJ. Pictured below:


This is the pic I used for a craigslist ad.


If you look at craigslist or hobokeni.com the cheapest 1-BRs you'll find in Hoboken are about $1600. Jersey City has a few things downtown (Old downtown I mean) for $1300 and around Journal Sq or the Heights for $1100. Some 'scary' parts of JC are cheaper. You can't touch the JC waterfront for under $2000.
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