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Before my then boyfriend (now husband) and I moved in together, I had what I think of as the best apartment deal ever. Seriously, hear me out.

In 2009, two friends and I shared a three-bedroom apartment in DC's Dupont Circle. I paid $700 a month for my room, which had beautiful original wood floors and a great fifth floor view. Our total rent was $2,000. In case you're unfamiliar with the neighborhood, you can get a one bedroom apartment for that price. We managed to have such a reasonable rent because one friend had moved in first with other roommates and been added to a lease that I think dated back to the 90s.

While rents can vary wildly among cities, there are deals to be had everywhere. What has been your best find?

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