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    Hi MN80 and welcome!!

    I would have to agree with Gus. Your price range is appropriate for a 1 to 2 bedroom but you may find it difficult to find a 3 bedoom in that range (that is in a 'nicer' area).
    Definitely the Grove (Coconut Grove)

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    I am planning to move this year in September and I will be visiting in August. I have read your posts and they were very helpful. Can anyone recommend good sites for job hunting?

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    Hi, Monica L., welcome to MiamiBeach411.

    Take a look at our Miami job listings section. You will find tips on working in the service industry, the largest employeers in Miami, and 50 companies that accept online application.

    Good luck!

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    Thanks so much, that was helpful.
    Another questioin I have is what time is the best to look for place? I know it varies but isnt there a time of year when there are lots of vacanies? I want to move in September or October but I know that I will visit before then. If I can visit during that time and find something I could push my move closer.

    BTW I love these forums...Ive learned so much already!

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    My pleasure, Monica.

    Happy you're finding the the forums helpful.

    I used to think the good time to look for apartments was in September and October, before the tourist season started, but I no longer think this is the case.

    Now there seems to be lots of apartments for rent throughout the year. This most likely has to do with the current state of affairs of the real estate market.

    Where are you moving from?

    What type of job are you looking for?

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    Thanks! Well I am moving from Chicago, which a pretty big difference. But since I want to visit first I want to be sure I can get something done while im there. I am looking for an office position in Accounting and/or purchasing. I have a car but I would really like to use transportation as I hate being stuck in traffic(thats all I do two hours a day here!)

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    Hi everyone ! First of all congratulations and thanks for the fantastic job you are doing with this forum !
    I will be relocating to Miami most likely mid April - depends on how fast things move at work. I have been doing some research about housing and I have a good picture of prices and so on but still cannot decide where to move. I will be working in the Miramar area but I would like to live closer to the beach. Not sure if SoBe would be a good idea since I would need to drive every day to work - and I am not sure how bad traffic would be. How about Aventura area ? Any other ideas are more than welcome ! Btw, I am 28 years old girl, single and no pets Thanks in advance ! :)

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    Hi Ros and welcome to the forums!!!

    Aventura is a nicer area- lots of shopping options, buildings on the water but it's an older crowd and far enough removed from the scene for a transplanted 28 year old to miss the life of the party...

    Ya know that Miramar is west meaning away from the traffic. People head into downtown Miami. You'd be heading out.

    What/Where are you relocating for/from? You mentioned housing prices- thinking about buying vs renting? We get lots of renting questions....would be cool to follow a buyer to see if the market really is as crappy as they say it is...

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    Hi Suzy, thanks for your answer ! I will be moving from Montevideo (Uruguay) since I got a transfer in the company I work for. I'm used to living close to the sea and beach jogging is something that I would really miss if I'm not close to the sea. I'm planning to rent a 1 bedroom apartment there (furnished or unfurnished depending on the price options)

    Just a little update, I will be working in Weston so SoBe might not be a good idea after all. What about Fort Lauderdale ? Will be traffic too heavy on my way to work ?

    Thanks a ton ! :)

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    Hello everybody,
    My name is Ana and my husband and I are planning to Move to Miami.
    I'm very excited but also a little worried.
    We are originally from Brazil but also American citizens living in US for a long time. We always wanted to live in Miami but the opportunity it was never right. We finely got the courage and some incentive (my husband ask for will be transferred) I'm going with no job. Leaving everything behind, bring with just great references. I may be able to get a transfer trough YMCA tough, but is not guarantee.
    We always heard that Miami is expensive to live and don't pay well.
    I'm a Certified Personal Trainer and Yoga teacher; I also have a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education and over 10 years of experience here and in Brazil.
    I speak Portuguese, English and have a great understanding of Spanish.
    You guys think that I would struggle to make a living there?
    I don't think so, but I just want to make sure that I will be doing a good move.

    Right now I'm in Richmond, VA and I live in a very pleasurable community with Pool, fitness center, wireless internet access and DIRECTV basic plan include on the rent... It's a brand new Loft with 570sq feet, SS appliances and Dry/washer inside my apartment.

    I wish that I could bring my apartment with me, because is actually the only thing that I really like of being here,

    We pay $925 for the rent e around $100 extra for expenses, like electricity and water.
    We are planning to move in the first week of November.

    I just found out that my husband will be working at the following address: 5632 NW 161st Street
    Miami, Florida 33169.

    I think that this would be North Miami right? It's that area ok??
    I would find something at the same prince range or a little lower?

    Do you have any suggestions?
    We both have cars, transportation is not an issue.
    I did read some of the posts and they were very helpful.
    I would gladly appreciate if you could answer my questions and hopefully, calm my worries.
    I really want to go.
    Thank you very much,
    Ana e Rafael

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    Hi Ana and Rafael,

    Welcome to the forums! It's understandable that you are worried, but I think that you shouldn't be. To begin with, your husband is being transferred, so at least one of you will have a job. And as for you, I think that you've got a really good thing going with your experience and language capacities. You might consider looking into gyms for a job as both personal trainer/yoga instructor. Yoga instructors have to hustle a lot to get good paying gigs here, but I can put you in touch with some studios. The best deal is to get connected and then start doing private lessons.

    There is a large Brazilian community in South Florida as well, so you will feel culturally more at home than in Richmond.

    In some parts of Miami, you can get a considerably larger apt then 570sq ft in the range of $1000 - $1500. The best money saving tip I can give you is to live close to your job, because Miami is sprawling and gas eats up a big chunk of income.

    The address you gave me is in Hialeah. Unfortunately I'm not very familiar with that part of town, but others here are and they can chime in with the best advice on where to live as far as traffic & safety are concerned.

    I don't think you should worry too much if this is a change you are looking forward to and you don't particularly like where you currently live.

    Let us know if you have any more questions.

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    Maria,
    Thank you very much!
    This all that I need, some support of people the already live there!!
    I would love if you could get me some contacts so I could start my network.
    Thank you again,
    Ana.

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    Hi Ana,

    What style of yoga do you teach?

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    I can teach pretty much every variation of Hatha.
    My teacher training it was in hatha Yoga, but I'm very passionate for the Vinyasa/Ashtanga Style.
    I have all kinds of classes since beginners to Vinyasa...
    I'm happy because I got couple replays from the applications that I send online.
    Two of them called me and they said that once I get there to go to with them.
    I had replays from Bally's and 24h fitness for Personal trainer positions.
    The manager at Bally's will actually send me contacts of two of his clients that work with real estate.
    The only problem is the distance. If I get one of these jobs, I will be far of my husband's job.
    One of us will be driving more.
    At least I have an economic car.
    It is really better to live close to the beach? I want to be able to go to beach as most as possible.
    Thank you very much for your help!!!
    You are awesome.
    When I get there we need to get together.
    Ana

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    HI Ana, I am going to continue the answers to you on the other thread you posted here. I will be back with some yoga teaching tips tomorrow. Thanks!

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    HI Ana, I continued my answers on the other thread, but no, it is not necessarily better to live on the beach. If your work and life is on the mainland and distant enough for traffic to be a major issue, you are often better off going to the beach on your days off when you are relaxed and can really enjoy it.

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