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474 Cheap Apartments for rent in Berkeley, CA

Finding cheap apartments in Berkeley takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letter... Read Guide >
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17 Units Available
Higby
3015 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley, CA | West Berkeley
Studio
$1,730
503 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,896
679 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,625
729 sqft
Last updated March 4 at 01:42 AM
Luxurious community has lobby and lounge with a bar, controlled-access indoor bike storage, and bocce ball court. Units offer electric ovens, washers and dryers, and dishwashers. Located within walking distance of restaurants and bars.
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75 Units Available
Allston + Stadium
2312 Fulton Street Suite C
Berkeley, CA | Downtown Berkeley
Studio
$2,850
443 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,100
471 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,963
534 sqft
Last updated March 4 at 01:42 AM
Just steps from the University of California, Berkeley campus, Allston + Stadium provides modern living in a convenient location. Allston + Stadium boasts spacious floor plans with planned, updated units and brand-new amenity spaces.
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4 Units Available
Casa Bonita
2605 Haste St
Berkeley, CA | Southside
Studio
$1,785
527 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,145
664 sqft
Last updated March 4 at 12:09 AM
Within walking distance to UC Berkeley, public transportation, and abundant dining, shopping and entertainment opportunities. Spacious floor plans with oversized closets and elevator access. Underground parking available.
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23 Units Available
Parker Apartments
2038 Parker St
Berkeley, CA | South Berkeley
Studio
$2,442
570 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,161
715 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,788
1090 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 08:10 PM
Minutes to Ashby and Downtown Berkeley BART stations. Artisan apartments outfitted with floor-to-ceiling windows, wood-style floors, custom kitchen backsplashes and stainless steel appliances. On-site co-working space, fitness center, pet spa and bike repair station.
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11 Units Available
Avalon Berkeley
651 Addison St
Berkeley, CA | West Berkeley
Studio
$2,065
673 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,006
756 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,625
1108 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 01:10 PM
Located right off I-580 and adjacent to the Berkeley Marina. Spacious 1-2 bedroom units have granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The rooftop lounge provides great views of the Golden Gate Bridge.
1 Unit Available
1630 Russell St - A
1630 Russell Street
Berkeley, CA | South Berkeley
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,100
790 sqft
Last updated March 4 at 03:56 AM
nice tile commuter unit large bedrooms and living space, shared backyard with patio, electric stove gated, coin washer and dryer. Great location for commuters and students!
1 Unit Available
875 ARLINGTON AVE
875 Arlington Avenue
Berkeley, CA | Southampton
1 Bedroom
$1,995
440 sqft
Last updated March 4 at 03:14 AM
Neighborhood: This lovely flat is located at the rear of a historical Walter Ratcliff Craftsman home in Berkeleys coveted Southhampton neighborhood. The stunning Beau-Arts Fountain at the Circle on Marin Avenue is just a few blocks away. Nearby parks include Indian Rock Park, Contra Costa Rock Park, and Tilden Park to the East. Convenient grocery shopping at popular Monterey Market. Walkscore: 85. Easy access to public transportation -- bus stop is located across the street. Property Highlights: * One bed/1 bath * Double set of glass French doors open to picturesque garden with blooming wisteria (Springtime) * Dedicated area of yard reserved for use by Tenants. It is the grassy area that features Adirondack lawn chair, as shown in photos. Note: The main yard & patio are reserved for use by the Landlords (who reside in the main house) * Beautiful Craftsman details * Dual-paned windows and French doors * In-unit washer dryer Unit comes furnished. The property will be deep cleaned once the property is vacant. Cleaning will include sanitation of all surfaces, including steam cleaning of carpets and upholstery. Furnishing include: * Dining table and 2 chairs * Coffee table * Desk and chair * Bedroom dresser * Night stand * Super twin bed * Lamps throughout the apartment * Kitchenette has two electric burners (no oven) * Microwave * Apartment sized refrigerator/freezer * Plates * Glassware * Silverware * Pots and pans and more Additional info: * Landlords prefer the wood-burning stove shown in photos not be used. Instead they will provide two (2) portable heaters. * Owners do not have room to store any furniture. Previously, tenant has provided their own bed and stored the owners bed at the top of the stairs inside of unit. The stairs lead to a double locked door and provide a little storage space. Tenant may add furnishings to the space as they wish, but the owners will not be removing or storing any items. * Landlords plan to remove the hanging bike storage system, but it can stay if you wish. Terms: * $1995 per month * One (1) year lease term * Security Deposit: $2500 * Water, garbage & PG&E included in rent * Tenant pays own cable/internet/wifi * Parking: On-street only * No pets; no exceptions. * No smoking. * No Airbnb or subletting. Notes: When attending a showing, please wait at curb for Agent to arrive. Please do not disturb residents of the main house. Some items shown in photos may be the property of current Tenant. To schedule a showing, email or text: Pier Porrino, Realtor 510.418.7227 26 LID: 41429390.
1 Unit Available
1628 Euclid Ave
1628 Euclid Avenue
Berkeley, CA | Northside
Studio
$1,900
400 sqft
Last updated March 4 at 03:14 AM
New ly Furnished Studio in North Berkeley with private entrance, professionally maintained garden. Located 5 blocks from UC campus, 50 minutes from Salesforce Transit Center during rush hour. Water, gas, electric, trash all included in rent. Appliances are new and top-quality: Miele washer/dryer, GE convection/microwave, Dyson supplementary heat/cool/air purifier. $1,900/month, one-year lease, first and last, $2000 security on move-in. Single tenant only, no smoking, no pets. Owner pays for trash Gas water electric. Street parking available if car and license registered to this address. LID: 41291219.
1 Unit Available
2209 Jefferson Ave
2209 Jefferson Avenue
Berkeley, CA | Central Berkeley
2 Bedrooms
$2,095
Last updated March 3 at 11:01 AM
Central Berkeley Apartment Just Minutes from Downtown Berkeley - This 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath apartment features; 1. Hardwood Floors Throughout 2. Living Room gives Access to Private Balcony 3. Bedrooms with view overlooking the property 4. Vanity Counter Installed in one of the Rooms 5. Washer / Dryer In-Unit 6. 1-Carport Stall + Street Parking 7. 10 - 15 Walk / Ride to Downtown Berkeley / BART via Allston Ave. 8. Walking Proximity of Berkeley High School 9. Central to Many of Berkeley Restaurants and Shopping 10. Local Parks & Bike Trails Nearby Nearby Public Schools; Washington Elementary Willard Middle School Berkeley High School Rent; $2,095.00 / month Deposit: $2,095.00 ~ Owner pays for Garbage ~ Tenant pays for Water & Electric ***Per updated COVID-19 regulations, we are now resuming ALL vacancy showings as housing is classified as an essential business under government guidelines*** Showings will be done by INDIVIDUAL APPOINTMENT ONLY. - Couples may come together, but only two guests will be permitted to enter the home at a time while maintaining the 6-FT social distance requirement. - The Leasing Agent will arrive early to open the door and sanitize the doorknobs throughout the unit and remain outside during the showing. To schedule an individual appointment to view this unit, please call Ben Johnson @ 510-680-3026 or reply via email to ben.johnson.spre@gmail.com Looking for other rentals? Please visit www.spre.com today! (RLNE6393598)
1 Unit Available
3216 Baker St Apt B
3216 Baker Street
Berkeley, CA | West Berkeley
2 Bedrooms
$2,145
495 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 11:01 AM
MOVE IN SPECIAL!! APPLY NOW AND GET $1000 OFF OF YOUR FIRST FULL MONTHS RENT!!! Lovely Two Bedrooms/One Bathroom Apartment in Berkeley 3216 Baker St Apt B is close to Novel Brewing Company, Paradise Park Café, Home Grown, 65th Street Market, Yu Ming Charter School, Sixty-Third Street Mini-Park, Creekwood Restaurant, Food Town Market, Chile Jalapeño Taquería, Golden Gate Playground, Aspire Berkley Maynard Academy, Guidepost Montessori at Emeryville, with easy access to 123, and 13. Unit Features: - 2 bed/1 bath apartment - Kitchen includes a refrigerator, garbage disposal, and gas range/oven - Double pane windows - With private backyard with bicycle storage Rental Terms: - Application Fee: $49 per adult - Lease Term: 12 months - Security Deposit: One month’s rent - Rental insurance required - Pets are welcome with pet deposit, pet rent, and weight/other restrictions - Trash is included in rent - Federal Occupancy Guidelines followed: Max 2 per bedroom + 1 additional occupant; Max 2 per studio. You can reach us via email at leasing@mynd.co. Please call (510) 254-3202 or text 833-340-6963 to speak to an agent. We look forward to connecting with you! Mynd Management Equal Opportunity Housing License #2048378 -Fast Online Application -Mobile App to Pay Rent and Track Service -Affordable Renter's Insurance www.mynd.co Mynd Property Management does not advertise on Craigslist or Facebook. We will never ask you to wire money or pay with gift cards. Please report any fraudulent ads to your Leasing Associate. (RLNE6237849)
1 Unit Available
3216 Baker St Apt D
3216 Baker St
Berkeley, CA | West Berkeley
2 Bedrooms
$2,145
607 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 11:01 AM
MOVE IN SPECIAL! APPLY NOW AND GET YOUR FIRST MONTHS RENT FREE!!! Lovely Two Bedroom and One Bathroom Apartment in Berkeley , Lovely open planned kitchen and spacious living room. This beautiful apartment has hardwood floor throughout the apartment. Natural light. Private backyard with bicycle outdoor storage in the backyard. Gated entrance. The Apartment has easy access to both highways 123, and 13. Unit Features: - 2 bed/1 bath apartment - Kitchen includes a refrigerator and gas range/oven - Double pane windows - Click the virtual tour link to see this home now. Rental Terms: - Application Fee: $49 per adult - Lease Term: 12 months - Security Deposit: One month’s rent (SPECIAL 1/2 off with approved credit) - Rental insurance required - Pets are welcome with pet deposit, pet rent, and weight/other restrictions - Utilities - trash is included, all other utilities are resident responsibility. - Federal Occupancy Guidelines followed: Max 2 per bedroom + 1 additional occupant; Max 2 per studio. You can reach us via email at leasing@mynd.co. Please call (510) 254-3202 or text 833-340-6963 to speak to an agent. We look forward to connecting with you! Mynd Management Equal Opportunity Housing License #2048378 -Fast Online Application -Mobile App to Pay Rent and Track Service -Affordable Renter's Insurance www.mynd.co Mynd Property Management does not advertise on Craigslist or Facebook. We will never ask you to wire money or pay with gift cards. Please report any fraudulent ads to your Leasing Associate. (RLNE6064032)
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9 Units Available
Artistry Emeryville
6401 Shellmound St
Emeryville, CA | Bayfront and Peninsula
Studio
$2,106
266 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,152
486 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated March 4 at 01:50 AM
Great location for commuters, close to I-80 and BART. Residents enjoy communal parking, sauna, garage and gym. Units feature washer/dryer hookup, fireplace, hardwood floors and dishwasher.
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3 Units Available
Idora Apartments
5239 Claremont Ave
Oakland, CA | Shafter
1 Bedroom
$1,998
722 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated March 4 at 01:42 AM
This upscale, modern community offers easy access to the AC Transit and BART. On-site bike repair system, resident lounge and storage units. Each home includes a private balcony, full-size washer and dryer and hardwood floors.
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6 Units Available
B3 Bakery Apartments
4600 Adeline St
Oakland, CA | Longfellow
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,159
817 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,574
1065 sqft
Last updated March 4 at 12:03 AM
Completed in October 2013 and located on a 1.8 acre site along the border between Oakland and Emeryville, California, the award-winning B3 Lofts project was the ground up construction of the third and final phase of Madison Parks Bakery Lofts community. Bakery Lofts Phase I and II were completed in 2001 and 2005 respectively, and in total consist of 93 live/work and residential units.\n\nB3 Lofts adds an additional 79 apartments, commercial space and a caf to the Bakery Lofts community, bringing the total amount of residential units to 172. The existing warehouse on the site was demolished and the new B3 Lofts buildings integrate with the neighboring Bakery Lofts phases to create a continuous residential community. B3 Lofts was named San Francisco Business Times' Real Estate Deal of the Year 2013 for Market-Rate Housing Outside of San Francisco.
1 Unit Available
2 Anchor
2 Anchor Drive
Emeryville, CA | Bayfront and Peninsula
Studio
$1,795
313 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Last updated March 4 at 03:26 AM
Best kept secretes of SF living Best SF living without the trouble of SF congestion and traffic. Easy Bart access to reach SF in 30 minutes. View of entire SF bay and SF downtown Close to Emeryville city center shopping area (Free bus service round the clock), Berkeley and Oakland downtown is 10 minutes drive http://www.watergatecommunityassociation.com/ Amenities: - Bay and Garden Views - Balconies and Sundecks - Reserved Covered Inside Parking - Basic Cable TV Service - Elevators and Separate Lobbies - Seaside Boardwalk - Jogging Paths - 24 Hr Security Patrol - Laundry Rooms in each building - Electric Heat (Room controlled) Recreation Facilities: - Social and Health Club - 4 Swimming Pools - 1 Aerobics / Exercise Room - Weights Training Facility - 2 Racquetball Courts - Indoor and Outdoor Hot-Tubs - 4 Lighted Tennis Courts - 2 Saunas and Steam Room A casual carpool pick up location is located directly across the street which will get you to SF in 15-20 minutes. You will be close to the Bay Street Mall, Trader Joes and Berkeley Bowl (within 15 minutes). It's an easy commute to San Francisco (15 min) , Oakland (12 min) & Berkeley (10 min). The Emery go Round Shuttle is a free shuttle that takes you throughout the city including McArthur BART. Owner pays for monthly condo association dues, basic cable, water and garbage. Tenant pays for electricity and Watergate Community Association registration fee. WCA registration is a requirement of the community, there is a one-time $225.00 non-refundable processing fee and $35.00 per WCA ID card issued ( $30.00 of which will be refunded if and when the WCA ID card is returned. ) Amenities: Assigned Covered Parking, Balcony, Breakfast Nook, Cable Ready, Clubhouse, Disposal, Elevator, Fenced Yard (Part), Fitness Center, Granite Countertops, HOA Community, Hot Tub, Jacuzzi/Whirpool, Laundry on-site, Microwave (built-in), Pool, Refrigerator, Sauna, Smoking (Not Allowed), Some Utilities Included, Sprinklers (Auto), Stainless Steel Appliances, Storage Unit, Stove/Oven, Tennis Court, Tile Floor, Views, Yard (un-fenced)
1 Unit Available
605 San pablo
605 San Pablo Avenue
Albany, CA | Garfield
1 Bedroom
$1,749
500 sqft
Last updated March 4 at 02:40 AM
AASHIS PRADHAN - 510-528-2200 - One bedroom, one bath apartment for rent in a desirable Albany Neighborhood. Walking distance to grocery stores, restaurants, banking, US Post Office facility minutes away. * El Cerrito Plaza BART station is less than one mile away. * Costco and El Cerrito Plaza shopping (Lucky's, Trader Joe's, CVS, Barnes & Noble, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Ross, Pasta Pomodoro, Macaroni Grill and much more) are also less than a mile away. * The bus stops are steps away from the front of the apartment. * Solano Avenue shops and restaurants are just 5 minutes away. Nearby parks include Albany Hill Park, Albany Hill Park and San Gabriel Municipal Park. Excellent Walk Score of 89. Very Walkable so most errands can be accomplished on foot. No Smoking No Pets 1 Year Lease
1 Unit Available
683 46th Street
683 46th Street
Oakland, CA | Longfellow
1 Bedroom
$2,100
Last updated March 3 at 11:02 PM
1 Unit Available
1147 Portland Avenue #1
1147 Portland Avenue
Albany, CA | Garfield
2 Bedrooms
$2,100
Last updated March 3 at 11:01 AM
Remodeled Lower Level Unit in Albany, CA...... - 2 bedroom, 1 bath lower level apartment, new wall to wall carpet throughout, living room, small dining area, glass electric stove, new refrigerator, new upgraded countertops in the bathroom and kitchen, new bathroom lino, new kitchen lino, new stove vent, designer window blinds, 1 Garage space & one assigned parking space, owner pays for water only, No Pets $ 2100 Rent / $ 3150 Security Deposit / $ 5250 Total Move In Cost Presented by Professional Property Management DRE#01902148 510-758-5636 No Pets Allowed (RLNE6431618)
1 Unit Available
4402 West St
4402 West Street
Oakland, CA | Longfellow
1 Bedroom
$1,795
Last updated March 3 at 11:01 AM
Rooms: 1 bed / 1 bath Type: Apartment Availability: Now City/Neighborhood: North Oakland Showing: By Appointment Only Utilities:  Paid by tenant (not included in rent amount) Features:  Hardwood Floor, Washer + Dryer, newly renovated, stainless steel appliances. Please contact Leasing Dept. 510-910-2108 (call/text) (RLNE6327201)
1 Unit Available
400 Evelyn Avenue
400 Evelyn Avenue
Albany, CA | Garfield
Studio
$1,686
677 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 11:01 AM
Fully Furnished, Below Market rate Sub-Lease opportunity available immediately! - Available as a sub-lease through July of 2021, available for longer if needed. Plaza Oak Professional Building is a well upkept two story building with a variety of great tenants located in the property. It is located just a block from the El Cerrito Plaza Bart Station and has easy access to both I-80 and I-580. The building has high walk score and located near a retail shopping and public transportation. The unit contains three private offices, an IT closet, wet bar and a reception area. Available with current furniture in unit or fully vacant depending on potential tenant's need. This is a great opportunity to locate your business in a great area on a short term lease or negotiations can be provided for a longer term lease. The building has two stairs cases and a service elevator for patients. Call Luis Velasco for more information! 925-577-6038. (RLNE6326093)
1 Unit Available
886 45th St
886 45th Street
Oakland, CA | Longfellow
1 Bedroom
$1,146
Last updated March 3 at 11:01 AM
Private room available at this welcoming 3 bed, 2 bath in Oakland. Boasting modern updates throughout, this home provides a lovely space to return to. Note that offer is available for a limited time for qualified applicants. Please inquire for additional details. Includes The residence features furnished common areas, kitchen essentials, and in-unit laundry. It also includes high-speed Wi-Fi and monthly professional cleaning services. About the Neighborhood Situated in a well-connected neighborhood, this home is just minutes from MacArthur BART Station. Downtown and the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment are just a quick BART ride away. There are great eateries in the area including The Kebabery, Homeroom, and Fentons Creamery. Sprouts and Walgreens are nearby for daily errands. Plus, it's a fast commute to any other part of the Bay with the 580 is right around the corner. About Bungalow Bungalow takes the hassle out of housing. We offer private bedrooms and flexible leasing in the country's most vibrant neighborhoods, match you with roommates you'll love coming home to, and furnish all the common areas with designer picks. Offering monthly community events, we also make it easy for you to connect with other Bungalow members in your city. (RLNE6265232)
1 Unit Available
6363 Christie Ave #1103
6363 Christie Avenue
Emeryville, CA | Bayfront and Peninsula
1 Bedroom
$2,150
637 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated March 3 at 11:01 AM
1 bedroom Condo Available in Pacific Park Plaza - 1 bed/1 bath condo available in the Pacific Park Plaza building located in Emeryville. High rise building with security at front desk 24/7 and amenities that include; Gym w/ sauna, heated pool/spa, tennis court, onsite laundry, and lounge/library. Free BART shuttle, AC Transit for an easy commute. One parking spot included located in a garage. Located across the street from the Emeryville Public Market with its many great restaurants and easy walking distance to Powell Street Plaza with Trader Joe's and Bay Street with its fantastic array of great stores, restaurants and the AMC 16 screen theater. Water/trash included in rent. ***PLEASE EMAIL eastbaybranch@utopiamanagement.com TO INQUIRE*** Utopia East Bay Branch eastbay@utopiamanagement.com www.utopiamanagement.com 510-556-1111 No Pets Allowed (RLNE6176369)
1 Unit Available
8 Admiral Drive #424
8 Admiral Drive
Emeryville, CA | Bayfront and Peninsula
Studio
$1,750
430 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Last updated March 3 at 11:01 AM
DISCOUNTED RATE ! TOP FLOOR UPGRADED ! ! NEW CARPET :) Studio Condo Available at Watergate Complex in Emeryville! - TOP FLOOR BRAND NEW CARPET UPGRADED NAUTRAL LIGHT THROUGHOUT CLOSET SPACE 3X DISCOUTNED RATE- GET IN NOW!!!! Watergate is one of the best kept secrets in the East Bay Watergate is a waterfront country-club like lifestyle, situated on the Emeryville marina, close to an urban setting: 4 pools, 4 tennis courts, green belts and trails, spa, sauna & steam, gym, clubhouse, courtesy property patrol, and more. Watergate is a commuter's dream - easy access to downtown Oakland and San Francisco, as well as the larger East Bay just minutes away from all major East Bay freeways as well close to Oakland International airport. Welcome home to one the most central locations you will find. Enjoy the serene and peaceful setting of waterfront living on the Emeryville marina! Included with rental of this unit is one covered parking space. No smoking, no pets, 12 month lease. DRE 01197438 www.utopiamanagement.com No Pets Allowed (RLNE6174940)
1 Unit Available
6400 Christie Ave #5404
6400 Christie Avenue
Emeryville, CA | Bayfront and Peninsula
Studio
$1,900
565 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Last updated March 3 at 11:01 AM
6400 Christie Ave #5404 - Studio / 1 bathroom Condo - FREE FIRST MONTH RENT - 6400 Christie Ave #5404 is a studio /one bathroom condo in the heart of Emeryville. This unit is bright with lots of natural lights and features a beautiful kitchen with stainless steel appliances.  Additional features include a private patio, in unit washer and dryer, customs colors, and modern design. One parking space included, tenant pays gas and electricity, owner pays water and garbage. Lease Terms: One Year Lease Rent: $1900/month Security Deposit: $2600 Tenant pays gas and electric No Pets No rental fee Parking: 1 uncovered assigned parking space Hurry and schedule your viewing today! Contact the CZRE leasing team Please note that our showing schedule is typically Monday-Friday 9am-4pm. After hours during the weekday and weekend showings are scheduled by appointment only. To expedite your request, include property address int he subject line with a few dates and times that you are available to preview. We look forward to getting you into this great community. Do not disturb residents. Cerda-Zein Real Estate, Inc is an equal housing opportunity company. Listed by Cerda-Zein Real Estate, Lic #01878914 See more rentals at https://api.cerda-zein.com/for-rent/ All information deemed reliable but has not been verified or guaranteed. No Pets Allowed (RLNE6085603)
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Finding cheap apartments in Berkeley takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters of recommendations from landlords or employers, and identification. The more proactive you are about your search, the easier it will be to score a deal.

Look for cheap apartments in Berkeley by regularly scouring listings and looking during slower renting seasons, like winter. You can still find a deal if you move during the summer months when apartment hunting is more competitive.

You may be able to find cheap apartments in Berkeley in neighborhoods that are located away from attractions, restaurants, and entertainment. You may need to look farther out than you would prefer, but access to highways or public transportation can get you into the heart of Berkeley.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in Berkeley. Older buildings that need some updating are more likely to have better deals. Walk-up apartments without elevators, on-street parking and few amenities like on-site fitness centers can also signal affordable rents in Berkeley.