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Starting to look for a place to live in/near Warren, MI -- need some advice

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Starting Monday I'll be working in Warren (near 11 mile and Schoenherr), and I'm trying to figure out where to live that's within a ~20 minute drive.

I'm pretty sure I want an apartment...I don't want to have to deal with a yard or any stuff to do with a house right now. 2 bedrooms would be nice, but I don't need it.

Obviously I don't want to live in a **** hole. I'm guessing paying $600-800/month will be about average? The cheaper the better though.
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Awesome, thanks guys! Looks like I'll be looking for a house. The only thing that sucks is I don't have any money left for a down payment after this summer, so I'll have to work for a bit to save for one.

I'm gonna talk to a real estate agent today or tomorrow morning, because I am clueless on the house buying.
Yeah I'm pretty surprised, there's quite a few good houses for under 60k. There's even some that are advertised as having appliances, which is awesome.

It seems that a 3% downpayment is what I'll probably need...and I'm hoping that there are some first time buyer things in place still.

The good (and bad in some ways, but it's got nothing to do with this) thing is I'm on salary and not hourly, so I will have a dead consistent income. If I have 3 grand to put down it'll be plenty for a 50-60k house, and from what I'm seeing that will translate to a monthly payment (mortgage, insurance, and property tax) around $500 ... that's totally doable. The only bill I have right now is $110/month for car insurance. I'm going to forgo a new car for 6 months to a year if it means I can buy an awesome house.

I kinda thought about asking family for a loan for a downpayment, but I would rather do it on my own.

I'm going to a real estate office at 9am tomorrow, hopefully they have all the info I need. I might swing by a bank too.

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I planned on asking Gerald but I made this thread after he went to work yesterday and I didn't see him today :lol: He did text me a few minutes ago though, he is going to have somebody he knows call me. Uncle G FTW!

Thanks Nick, I'm hoping it works out as well as me getting a job did.
Thanks Joe! I'm sure I'll be talking to you soon
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