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    Wow - we're paying just $15 over median for our area. Glad to know that we're not paying a lot, even if it seems like it!

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    We're just over the median too, but it's not an apples to apples comparison when then they using rents from the city of Memphis and the suburbs. If I just took rents from the suburb we're in, the rent would be considered low. You can't compare a three bedroom house in the ghetto (I don't mean that offensively) with a three bedroom house (or condo in our instance) in a nice neighborhood and see all things equal. If I moved just a mile or two away I could pay quite a bit less and then put my kids in the city schools as the minority and failing test scores, overcrowded class rooms, etc.... This is something that's been on my mind quite a bit lately actually. Thanks for the link.

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    It didn't have my area in there, but I know my rent is ridiculous!

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    I just received a notice from my landlord that my rent is going up from $593.00 to $604.00, which is only $11.00, but still, that's a lot of money!

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    When I was renting I was paying $630 a month. It was in a good part of town and five minutes from work though. But man o man, that payment every month just used to make me cringe. When I first moved into the apartment I was paying $595.00 which means in three years my rent went up $35 a month. And I just in a one bedroom apartment, nothing fancy.

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    Woo-hoo mine was lower then the average. I found a flaw in the calculations though.....we have to pay sewer, garbage, and water on top of rent. Probably comes to about average.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlenad View Post
    When I was renting I was paying $630 a month. It was in a good part of town and five minutes from work though. But man o man, that payment every month just used to make me cringe. When I first moved into the apartment I was paying $595.00 which means in three years my rent went up $35 a month. And I just in a one bedroom apartment, nothing fancy.
    Wow, if we could find an apartment for $630 here..

    We pay $1030 for a 2 bedroom (970 sq feet), includes water/sewer. We still pay electric on top of that (and it's electric heat!). Of course, our complex does have a pool, tennis courts, and an excellent maintainence staff that comes at all hours of the night.

    And we're still paying average rent!

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    right in the middle

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