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Kalyan D, Renter in San Jose, CA

We are looking to move to Mountain view area . The homes that we see are either out of our 3k budget or small in area . Looking for rentals around 10

Asked by Kalyan D, San Jose, CA Thu Mar 13, 2014

min drive from Castro St . Any help is appreciated

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Thank you all for you response. Yes, I figured out that its not possible to find one in my budget . I have tried craigslist and have a couple viewing scheduled but they go very fast . We are open to apt/condo/townhouse anything . Is there a list any of you can provide for us to check out ?
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Your target area has been one of the hottest areas for at least two years. Google and other companies have brought many new employees into the area who want to live near work.

The excellent ratings schools receive in both Los Altos and Palo Alto helps drive prices up in those two cities. The odds of finding a $3k rental is very small. A nice studio is most often just over $2k

The commute from Menlo Park or Redwood City might not be too bad depending upon the hour. Quite a few peninsula residents work for companies located along 237 but most traffic would be going the opposite direction. Traffic near bridges can be heavy due to commuters from the East Bay but again most of it will be going opposite your direction.

Sunnyvale has many commuters heading north. Traffic can be slow. If you look in Sunnyvale look for multiple commute paths which head northwest (Central Expressway, 101)

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Unfortunately, in the current market you may have to find a compromise: house vs. apartment/condo or distance to the work/shopping/restaurants.
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Agree with Terri - tough as it is, if you want to live there, you have to pay the going rate. If you can't afford it, then you'll need to do as thousands of others do and commute from further out. It's one of the sad realities of this wonderful area we live in.
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Our real estate market is in high demand, both for sale and for rent. Therefore, the prices are high. The further north one wants to live the higher the price. Your desire is that of most people who want to keep their commute short, and respectively there is a price to pay. $3,000 doesn't get you much for a rental, as you have learned.

You will either have to pay more or adjust your criteria, smaller, or longer commute.
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That is unfortunately the reality in Mountain View right now. The less expensive side of town is on the Northeast, for the most part. There are also a few mobile home parks where your money would go farther. Craigslist is where rentals are generally all posted, and they go very fast.
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