We have a 2-flat with a 3 bedroom apartment. Unfortunately (well, fortunately for us) it's rented. It goes for $1470, and has in-unit washer and dryer and updated kitchen. It comes with one parking space. We just put in a new patio in the back yard. We are in the Irving school district, which is good. The apartment is nice, if I do say so myself. We based our rent on the market, and watch it closely. I don't think $1500 it's that difficult to find. For that money, you will get vintage- not new- but I'll bet there is some nice stuff out there. Keep your eye on Craigslist, that's my advice. BTW, if you go to $1600 I think the range of possibilities expands nicely.