Mat wrote:I'm about to rent a place through Eva Kostakeva (0889 231 078) who has also been successful in finding places for two friends here in the 1000-1500 euro a month range. She speaks good English, sends details quickly and with photos and is very easy on the eye to boot.
I don't know what the market was like in 2007 but there is absolutely no need to pay 1000-1500 per month for an apartment unless your needs are extremely extravagant. You can get greatl fully furnished places for 400 - 600 EUR. I know of three apartments in the 1500-1700 per month range - they are all >200 square meters (one is 400 square meters), penthouse apartments with 3 bedrooms or more and fully furnished. And that's asking price before negotiation.
There are a lot of people trying to grossly overcharge for apartments here right now, particularly to expats. The market is in the tank, it's a real buyer's/renter's market. Take your time to shop around if you're looking.