There is such a wide variation on Long island (If you are asking about Long Island, NY anyway), that no one can give you that answer. Each town is different, the price would be different for a strip mall vs. on a main street, main street vs. side street, also, larger spaces generally go for less per sq ft than smaller spaces. Too many variables here to answer your question.
We recently had a space we were trying to rent. We ended up giving it to a broker, got a tenant right away to pay more than we expected. If you have a property to rent, try going that route. it was worth every penny.... more
thirty days out is a good time to start a rental search, as most tenants give 30 days notice to vacate. if you know the city well, you could be successful in a weekend trip. if you are not so familiar, you may want to hire a search agent to help you find a good spot. hire someone who will work with you until you find a place and sign a lease. Some agents charge for orientation tours, less costly, but they have no motivation on a tour to make sure you sign al ease. The relo service is costs more, but any good relo agent will work really hard to make sure your find the right deal for you, and quickly.... more
Noise can be a problem at night, especially around 2 am when the bars close. Also, the many transportation options can be tiresome - I am over the sound of rumbling trains. The apartments are a bit smaller, but are moderately expensive.... more
There are many public transportation options in this area, and it's easy to get almost anywhere without transferring. There is a good balance of dive bars and boutiques, and your restaurant options are plentiful: from BBQ to burritos to fine dining. Also, this is where three neighborhoods meet: the Castro, Lower Haight St., the Mission. There's always something to see or do.... more
Overall it's a fantastic neighborhood and I'm glad I found a great slice of the city to call home. For the most part, streets are clean and well maintained by the residents. Parking can be a little difficult at times so be prepared to drive around the block a few times. Other options are to search for neighbors who are renting out their garage space, or better yet, give up the gas guzzler and take advantage of the many MUNI lines that all seem to run through Duboce Triangle!... more
An reo just come on the market today that would be a good fit for you. It's 3bd/2ba....around 1400 sq. ft. and is in the low 500's. I'm not a mortgage broker and I'm sure that you could qualify for more, but something like this would be nice comfortable payments.... more