Rent in Miles City
Posted by JenniferEastin (+76) 7 years ago
Just wondering if there is anyone else out there that finds it impossible to rent a place here because of the fact that we (as in those of us who still work in the community) dont work in the oil field? I understand , like the next person, the purpose of making a profit and supporting a family. Those of us that live here in the community and work here are going to have to end up leaving because of the rent prices. Honestly how do expect us to afford that? $1100.00 for a 2 bdrm 1 bathroom house.Are you kidding me?! Are there any decent landlords out there with a decently priced home that is up to living standards anymore?
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Posted by Chris Sirchia (+631) 7 years ago
They are priced what the market lets them to be priced at. Sorry being the bearer.
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Posted by Carol S (+241) 7 years ago
The question is, Are there any decent renters out there that take care of a house that they rent? I know there are some but how does one know which are the good ones and which ones tear your house up. I have been a landlord for the past 7 years and have not had a lot of luck so just in the process of selling my last rental. It is impossible to move a renter out if they don't pay rent. I had a renter steal the furniture and the police said it was a civil matter. Rent is high because of the cost for repairs, attorneys, and the taxes and insurance the landlord pays. Good luck in finding a place. I don't think it is the oil field that causes rent to be high, I thing it is the shortage of rentals because more people are buying.
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Posted by Barb Shields (+7) 7 years ago
I agree with you Carol. I have several rentals and my most expensive is a 5 bedroom and I charge $950.00. The renters are moving out and I already have a waiting list and they won't be out for a couple of weeks. The problem I have with the renters is paying on time and taking care of the property.
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Posted by Jeff Denton (+756) 7 years ago
RV Parking with all hookups has been rather lucrative for us, I wonder if that would work in MC? We have mostly short term but long term is easier, I would think there would be a lot of that there.
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Posted by MRH (+1480) 7 years ago
RV Parking with all hookups has been rather lucrative for us, I wonder if that would work in MC? We have mostly short term but long term is easier, I would think there would be a lot of that there.


I can think of three places in town that accommodate long- and short-term RV parking, and there may be more.
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Posted by JenniferEastin (+76) 7 years ago
it is about the landlord and the property. i agree. tenants dont understand their agreement alot of the time. they only reason iam staying where iam is because she is an amzing landlord and she doenst charge me an arm and a leg. i pay her on time always. its amazing the bond you can form with your landlord or tenant if you treat eachother right. i dont think itss cuz of oil. i think its oil and stupid people not being mature responsible adults. just an opion. Just so you know Barb i would be VERY interested in renting that from you or atleast a 3 or 4 bedroom anyways. keep me in mind if you can. thanks
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11447) 7 years ago
Do remember you just can't put up a sign and declare long term RV parking. There are things like zoning codes and sewer and water hookups to consider. Plus, RVs are NOT adequate for extremely cold weather. Ask the folks in North Dakota.
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Posted by Barbara Hamburg (+14) 6 years ago
I recently moved from miles city after having lived there for almost 40 years. I have been all over the state looking for a place, but have been in mostly in motels for over a month, which is expensive. I don't even know what to do next. I lived in the same place for 23 years then they just left. I lived without working plumbing most of last winter and the roof has been leaking for years. I also have pets and almost feel like a criminal for that. So if you are looking to rent I hope you have better luck than I've been having. It's a pretty awful feeling not knowing where you'll be sleeping tomorrow night.
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Posted by Jeremy Loomis (+57) 6 years ago
The problem with your theory about the market is that it will only bare this for so long. Many people will be forced to leave this town because of outrageous prices, the town will have a hard time sustaining itself if people can't afford to live here. I understand all the troubles with renters, but those hae always been a concern and not too long ago rent was in the $500 range. If the renting market does not fix itself soon this town in gonna be hurting because of it.
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Posted by Amorette F. Allison (+1910) 6 years ago
Rent in Williston is the highest in the United States at over $2,000 a month for one bedroom. Higher than in any fancy metropolitan area. It is called capitalism and it is here to stay. Yes, folks are being driven out but other people are willing and able to pay.

In a few years, when the latest Bakken boom goes bust, the population will drop and rents with it. This is also part of capitalism.
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Posted by Tomm (-1028) 6 years ago
God bless America.
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Posted by mcnew (+24) 6 years ago
Zoning codes? What are those? I don't see anyone in Miles City inforceing them very hard, example.; the house by the gold course just one of many that need to be cleaned up, what a embarrassment.
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Posted by Amorette F. Allison (+1910) 6 years ago
There is a big difference between land use i.e. zoning and public health and safety i.e. 'that' house. The zoning codes apply to overall land use in an area. Public nuisance is specific to one property.

In other words, apples and oranges.
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Posted by mcnew (+24) 6 years ago
Thank you for the clarification. So public nusiance is not be enforced...for 'that' house and many others.
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Posted by Amorette F. Allison (+1910) 6 years ago
You are new to town. Ask a resident about 'that house.' There is a long, sad story attached.
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