So I'm trying to find a place to rent on the other side of the country, sight unseen. I have a friend and real estate agent helping me, but it's pretty much a nightmare. They've done several walkthroughs and sent pictures of some places, but things are looking grim. It seems the only places that are decent are just out of my price range.
One townhouse is in an okay neighborhood, not as good a location as I would like, but has a yard, 2 beds 2.5 baths, built in '86. The other one is a condo right in town at a convenient location, brand new, granite counters, the whole deal, 2 beds, 2 baths, pool outside, etc. The townhouse would cost me appx 31% of my gross pay, while the condo would cost appx. 34%. I had hoped to keep it down to the same as I am paying now, which is about 25%.
What do you think?