Hmm~Which apt to choose~Is this a good deal??
So I figured this would be a good question to ask those of you that already live in STT. My husband and I are going to be living in Sapphire Village from Oct~April. We have 2 choices for apts. Apt #1 is one we found on our own and has a beautiful paint job, furnishing and a pretty good view it is $2400 a month including utilities. Apt #2 is one that my company will find us, it will be in Sapphire Village, we will be unable to see any photos before we move it will be $1600 a month + utilities. Utilities for both are telephone, cable, water and electric as well as wi-fi. I know that utilities are more expensive but was unsure if $2400 was allot or if by the time we pay for utilities we will be close to that any way. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks 😉
When you say you are going to be living at Sapphire, that sounds like the apartment you found is at Sapphire. Is that right? If not, where is the one you found? How big is it? Are you comparing apples and apples or apples and oranges?
Keep in mind Oct. to Apr. are not big AC months, so utilities might not be too bad, certainly not $800.
Utilities won't be $800/month but they (electric, water, cable, wireless internet, phone) will likely be a good chunk of that. I am particular about my living environment and don't like the idea of moving into a condo sight unseen, so I would view as many photos as the owner will provide and then spend the extra and go with the one that I know will have satisfactory furnishings etc.
Telephone $35 Cable $50 to $100 depending on if you want preium cable, DSL internet $50 starting (there will be set up fees), water for a one or two bedroom? You need to find out if you get water from WAPA direct or if condo averages it. Electric for one or two? How many a/c? etc....
Remember newbies generally use more a/c in the beginning at least. So they will probably want it at least at night. It took me a long time to get used to the heat. I thought people were crazy when they said it was cool in winter, now I can't go stateside without a cardigan or sweater, even in summer, too much a/c everywhere.
Hey thanks everybody! Both are at Sapphire Village and both will be 1 bed apts. Im not sure about where we get the water so I will have to figure that out. Thanks for the input. We really appreciate it:D