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I am 20 years old, been living with my parents all these years! I want to get a apartment! I been going to school but now I took off for awhile so I can work. I start a full-time job next week paying $9.50/HR. I have OK credit. My boyfriend will be moving in with me, so he will also pay half of the rent. The place is $985/MO. Am I going to be able to get a apartment? I also make some money off of eBay. This will be my first time getting a apartment. I am looking to move very soon! Any helpful tips will be good. Let me know!

Asked By: Pamela - 3/10/2007
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Ok, lets break this down... More
Answered By: crazymom - 3/10/2007
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imho, you don't make enough to cover your half. probably, you can only afford 300-400/month.
Answered By: da_hal - 3/10/2007
 
Your chances of getting the apartment are excellent. However, your chances of making the relationship with the boyfriend last are not so good. Not because you are living with him, but because you are 20. The important part is for you to think about what will happen when you break up, how will the finances go and the... More
Answered By: batwanda - 3/10/2007
 
on the assumption you will have a take home pay of about $250 a week // $1000 a month, that means about 50% of your income will be going to just your half of the housing costs = assuming that all utilities are included in the $985- that's still pretty steep... More
Answered By: pavano_carl - 3/10/2007
 
you will need first months rent right away plus security deposit which is usually the same amount as the rent, and also need money to turn on all utilities, over 2000 dollars so far,
Answered By: crazylarry88 - 3/10/2007
 
Ever heard the saying why buy the cow when the milk's free? Your asking for trouble because you may be able to afford half the rent, but if your boyfreind and you break up your screwed! And at your age chances are you will break up if you live together.
Answered By: Mike H - 3/10/2007
 
When you rent an apartment, you have to look at the entire expense--rent, utilities, parking space fees, etc. and see if you can cover it all by yourself because at 20 years old living with a boyfriend, one of you will -probably bail out before the end of the lease and try and stick the other one with the bill... More
Answered By: sunshine_today - 3/10/2007
 
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