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QUESTION: What are some reasonable prices to pay for rent in Waterloo? Let's say a one bedroom apartment, 10-15 minute bus ride to campus, or 30 minutes leisurely walking. I set my budget to $800, without Internet included. Is this realistic?

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  1. You should try kijiji. Aside from the one bedroom apartment part, I've found pretty nice townhouse arrangements (2-3 ppl) at much less than $800.

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  2. I've had a lot of luck in the ira needles/erb area

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  3. http://kitchener.kijiji.ca/c-real-estate-short-term-rentals-2-bedroom-with-A-C-for-spring-term-W0QQAdIdZ559848690 It's two bedrooms but you are more than welcome to rent both of them.

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  4. I have a 2 bedroom apartment in Kitchener on bus route 8... $750 + hydro, internet, etc. But I signed the lease ages ago and the current going rate is close to $900 I think.

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  5. I'm in a 3 bedroom house (with only one other person) for only $450/month and its the nicest place I've lived in. Not far from fischerhallman/erb. 201/202/5 route

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  6. I'm in a 3 bedroom apartment right across University Plaza. It costs around $650/month this term, and internet/utilities are free.
    (It's UWP)

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    1. That's residence. I assumed Op was looking more for off campus housing.

      I also lived in UWP first year.

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    2. That's fine. It's your assumption, not mine.

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    3. I think you mean to say $650/month per bedroom.

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  7. Yea, I know someone with a one bedroom near uptown for $750/mo. It's a rare find though. Keep checking kijiji

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  8. You aren't likely to get a nice one bedroom at that price. Add about $200.

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  9. I have a one-bedroom apt. in Uptown for about that rate. It's almost impossible to find places that cheap. However, I'm probably closer to a 15-20 min walk to campus... 10 min by bus.

    If you're willing to live in the middle of nowhere, you can easily find that.

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  10. That's pretty reasonable for anywhere outside of uptown. Try looking north, or east of campus, erb west of westmount, or maybe king south of allen, although that's a bit far. mapliv.com is a pretty useful site, too.

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  11. You could definitely rent a room in a nice house in a good location with that budget if you don't have your heart set on a one-bedroom apartment.

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  12. I currently live uptown near King and Bridgeport and I'm paying $500/month for one bedroom in a house, all utilities included except internet. I can walk to campus in about 20 minutes or bus it in about 10.

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  13. I live at Lester, and I pay about $635 (Internet excluded) for my room...If your place takes that long to get to the campus, I feel like $800 is a bit too high.

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