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The Autobiography of Russell
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Challenges in finding a place to live
Finding a place to live is going to be more challenging than I thought.

Most of the apartments I've looked up have income restrictions that require me to make considerably less than what I will be. From what it looks like, I'll have to jump up to the price range of renting/leasing a house or condo (1000$ or more a month) in order to find something. I'm thinking that if I'm going to jump up that much to find an apartment anyway, I might as well just try to find a house (or maybe a condo) to rent/lease instead.

The sad thing about trying to find a place to live without actually being there is that, while their description may look good, they're all the same until I can get a walk-through tour and see exact what the neighborhood looks like myself. The only thing I can do by calling them right now is to see if they have an income restriction, what kind of security deposit they require, and if they allow subleasing.

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starwind_ From: starwind_ Date: March 2nd, 2007 03:14 am (UTC) (Link)
ask your new employer whether they can help you out with a hotel for a few days/week so that you can look. A friend of mine moved cross country, and his company payed for 2wk in a hotel (it actually took him longer than that to find a place, but it sure helped him with $$) Many places will consider that part of your travel/relocation expense.
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