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      06-25-2008, 02:33 PM   #1

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Negotiating apartment rent?

Im moving out of the house Ive been renting for the past few years while I was in school, and into an apartment/townhome.

I always hear about people getting "deals" on their new apartment/townhomes, so I am wondering if rent is generally something that can be negotiated, or if it is set in stone?
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      06-25-2008, 02:44 PM   #2
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you can definitely negotiate, but it depends on the market in your area whether you get a discount or not.
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      06-25-2008, 03:46 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by iatacs19 View Post
you can definitely negotiate, but it depends on the market in your area whether you get a discount or not.
+1 nothing is really set in stone. Its like buying a car. get an idea of what others are paying, and move from there.
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      06-25-2008, 03:50 PM   #4
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Around here there is no negotiating for apartments. They will just shut the door on you or laugh if you proposed it.

For townhomes it may be a little easier/probable.
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      06-25-2008, 04:05 PM   #5
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      06-25-2008, 10:00 PM   #6
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Depends on the area and demand I'd say. I offered $100 less per month than asking price and wound up signing for $50 less per month. Its not much, but it saves me $600 per year is the way I see it. 3 years of that and I could almost get Dinan Stage 2 flash
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      06-25-2008, 10:15 PM   #7
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wow, i didn't even think that was possible.
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It never hurts to try to negotiate.
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      06-25-2008, 11:19 PM   #9
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Do they have lots of spare apartments? Then ya you can. Is there only a few apartments available at any time? No chance.
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      06-25-2008, 11:22 PM   #10
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wow, i didn't even think that was possible.
+1, lol.
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I've heard of homes but never apartments ... certainly you can ask. Who knows you may save $20 bucks a month
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