(Closed) Venting about finding an apartment!

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Is there any student housing by your college? I know around here there are a TON of people in student housing that are looking to sublet their rooms.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

@cassernova:  Are there any off campus apartments? Your school does not have summer classes?

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

@cassernova:  that’s interesting. My school doesnt own off campus apartments but there are dozens of whatwe call off campus student housing and they are usually 4 bedroom apartments rented out to individual student (4 students per apartment). many students go home for summer and thus, try to sublease their rooms to snother student. there isnt anything like that for you? have you looked on websites like roommates.com and even craigslist (though very causiously there)? i’m sorry youre going through such a stressful situation. have you asked around at your job?

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Can your  boyfriend co-sign for you?

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I had to get my dad to co-sign when I was 18, but once that was done, there was no problem. Have you brought up that possibility? (Would your parents be willing to do that?)

If that’s not an option, I vote look for a place to sublet.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i don’t think I understand this. 

How do they know you are 18?

 

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I ran into the same problem even straight out of college at 23.  Find someone who is willing to co-sign and the problem will go away.  Would your parents be willing to do it?

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

How about subleasing an apartment through another student? When I was in college, other students were always looking for a subleaser through the summer so they could go back home and not have to pay for rent. Do you know of any apartments that are rented primarily by students? That may be a good starting point.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Are you signing a full lease, or sub-leting?  In a sub-let often you only take up someone elses spot on the lease for a few months.  This is pretty common near college campusus, as many students go home from the summer and need somone to take their spot on the lease.  I’ve done this many times with limited involvment from landlords.  I def second co-signing though.  If you can get a parent to co-sign the lease with you (which is what i did for my first two aprartments) the process goes a lot smother.  

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@cassernova:  Can you have your parents cosign for you? That is what most college-towns do. Or, can you talk to some of your coworkers and see if anyone knows of any available rooms you could rent? I would not recommend renting an entire apartment for a summer because it could be costly to move in and out, you may also need more furniture since you are used to having furnished dorms. I would also look at other local colleges and see if they rent out their dorms for the summer – most schools do. Also, look at craiglist for Sublets. You can probably sublet someone’s room for the summer, esp if some upperclassmen have apartmetns that they don’t use for the summer. You still have plenty of time, so don’t stress!

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