Apartment near Barranco/Miraflores wanted

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Apartment near Barranco/Miraflores wanted

Postby cledman » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:05 pm

Greetings!
We are looking for a decent 1-2 bedroom flat, near MF or Barranco.
My wife is attending Cenfotur, in Barranca and the commute is killing her.
Anything in a 10-15 mile radius would be acceptable. $300-$400 range, preferable.
We appreciate any suggestions or a referral to another person or agency.

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Re: Apartment near Barranca/Miraflores wanted

Postby sunflower » Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:00 pm

Are you looking for something in Barranca or Barranco?
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Re: Apartment near Barranca/Miraflores wanted

Postby renodante » Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:22 pm

you're not going to get an apartment in miraflores for 3-400, especially not a 2 bedroom.
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Postby el conquistador » Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:40 pm

renodante wrote:you're not going to get an apartment in miraflores for 3-400, especially not a 2 bedroom.


I think he should be looking for a room to rent if he wants to spend 300-400 a month in those areas.
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Re: Apartment near Barranca/Miraflores wanted

Postby emh » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:20 pm

sunflower wrote:Are you looking for something in Barranca or Barranco?


Cenfotur's in Barranco so I assume that's what the OP means.
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Postby Alpineprince » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:38 pm

Barranco has lots of apartments in your price range.
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Re: Apartment near Barranca/Miraflores wanted

Postby hoyce » Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:23 pm

can anyone else confirm that apartments for that price can be found in barranco?
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Postby MarcoPE » Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:18 pm

hoyce wrote:can anyone else confirm that apartments for that price can be found in barranco?


My wife and I have just spent the last couple of months looking at apartments and we found none even remotely close to that price for a 3br in Miraflores, San Isidro or Barranco.
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Postby el conquistador » Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:21 pm

hoyce wrote:can anyone else confirm that apartments for that price can be found in barranco?


San Juan de Miraflores, Chorillos and Villa El Salvador are next to Barranco and in those districts you will with a bit of luck find places to rent in the 300-400 range.
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Postby JanD » Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:08 am

What would you expect to pay (rent!) for an unfurnished 3bdr appartement, with large terrace or azotea in MF or Barranco (suppose that you have at least f.i. a kitchen/bathroom with some fixed furniture (sink, bath tub, shower, etc.). Preferably not to far away from (not at) the Malecon and Parque Kennedy.
And what would a furnised appt. cost approximately?
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Postby renodante » Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:00 pm

JanD wrote:What would you expect to pay (rent!) for an unfurnished 3bdr appartement, with large terrace or azotea in MF or Barranco (suppose that you have at least f.i. a kitchen/bathroom with some fixed furniture (sink, bath tub, shower, etc.). Preferably not to far away from (not at) the Malecon and Parque Kennedy.
And what would a furnised appt. cost approximately?
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3 bedroom in miraflores that is not totally old and gross, will run you minimum $750 a month and that would be if luck was on your side that day.

if you don't speak spanish and/or don't have locals to help you find/negotiate we're talking more like $1300 a month.
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Re: Apartment near Barranca/Miraflores wanted

Postby Kelly » Wed Oct 19, 2011 2:05 pm

You can also try posting to the Expat mailing list. It's been around longer than the forum here, and there are a lot of people who use it that don't come to the forum regularly.

I posted there when I was looking for a house to rent, and very quickly found an excellent house for a very good price.

You can sign up for the email list here - http://www.expatperu.com/mlists.php
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Postby el conquistador » Wed Oct 19, 2011 2:12 pm

renodante wrote:
JanD wrote:What would you expect to pay (rent!) for an unfurnished 3bdr appartement, with large terrace or azotea in MF or Barranco (suppose that you have at least f.i. a kitchen/bathroom with some fixed furniture (sink, bath tub, shower, etc.). Preferably not to far away from (not at) the Malecon and Parque Kennedy.
And what would a furnised appt. cost approximately?
Tks!

if you don't speak spanish and/or don't have locals to help you find/negotiate we're talking more like $1300 a month.


Actually as a foreigner, you are able to get a better rate. Many landlords (maybe most) prefer to rent out to gringo as they think that they will pay the rent on time and always will pay the rent.
Also gringos always live with few people in a flat. Whilst many Peruvians say they will live with 2 or 3 in the flat but at the end their whole family including grandparents and nephews, etc. will move in and they will live with 10 people in the flat and often treat the appartment badly.

If you can afford to pay 6 or 12 months the rent in advance then you can negotiate even a much better deal.
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Postby renodante » Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:07 pm

Actually as a foreigner, you are able to get a better rate.


been here three years, not my experience at all.

yes they'd rather rent to gringos, but they price gouge the hell out of you.
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Postby el conquistador » Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:06 pm

renodante wrote:
Actually as a foreigner, you are able to get a better rate.


been here three years, not my experience at all.

yes they'd rather rent to gringos, but they price gouge the hell out of you.


Some years ago, I went to see a flat in San Miguel. The advertised price was 800 soles in ElComercio. My gf went to see the flat in the morning but the owner didn't want to lower the price. A friend of her called the owner as well but the rate was 'no negociable' and he was asking proof of income and references.

I went to see the flat in the afternoon and negotiated it down to 600 soles a month and on top of that free water and electricity. I rented the flat.

I also went to see another flat in Magdalena Del Mar. The price was 650 soles a month. At the time I was there, some other people came to see the flat. But it appeared that the owner prefered to talk to me although I was dressed scruffy as I was helping someone with cleaning and painting her flat that day. And the other viewers were dressed nicely.
Still, I overheard her talking to the other viewers and she didn't want to lower a lot. Only by 20 or 30 soles maximum.
I negotiated to lower the rate to only 450 soles a month.
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Postby bmike1 » Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:28 pm

man, I need you with me when I buy a house in the future!
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Postby renodante » Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:09 pm

I negotiated to lower the rate to only 450 soles a month.


Amazing story, especially since it would be hard to get an apartment on a hill in Ate for that price.
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Postby renodante » Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:10 pm

bmike1 wrote:man, I need you with me when I buy a house in the future!



yes i'm sure he can get you one for 500 dollars that includes a mule and a solar panel.
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Postby el conquistador » Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:05 pm

renodante wrote:
I negotiated to lower the rate to only 450 soles a month.


Amazing story, especially since it would be hard to get an apartment on a hill in Ate for that price.


It was a small studio flat consisting of one big room with a kitchen in the corner and a separate bathroom.
The size was around 30 sqm.
...and more than 2 years ago so prices in Magdalena Del Mar are gone up a lot in the last 2 years.
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Re: Apartment near Barranco/Miraflores wanted

Postby cledman » Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:38 am

Yes, that would be BarrancO, wherein lies Cenfotur. Sorry.
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