Hello Indus Ladies There is a possibility that I may move from Bangalore to Boston in late Nov/Dec, for my husband's 1yr assignment. His office is in Cambridge & is very close to the Kendall/MIT. I am looking forward to some information and tips. (1) How do I go about finding an apartment? Is it best to work through agents or is it safe to go about it on my own? (2) Usually how much do agents charge? And do they help with end-to-end support such as preparing the agreement contracts, etc? (3) Is a budget of US$1600 per month unrealistically low or workable? My requirements are : A safe neighbourhood. Walking distance to shops like Grocery stores. Preferably walking distance to any public transport. 1 Bedroom+Living Room+Bath, equipped with furniture such as sofas, beds, a TV, etc., a kitchen with the usual Gas range, etc., and facilities such as Heating and an in-house Washing machine+Dryer. (4) Please recommend any good apartments in/around Cambridge. Many Thanks.