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The Autobiography of Russell
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I talked to a co-worker who knows the co-worker that made the offer to roommate. As I suspected he wasn't comfortable with the arrangement but didn't want to be rude about it. I've talked to him again and let him know it's ok.

I'll be looking for a house to rent now. I want at least a small back yard with an overhang for shade. A two story house is optional and the stairs would probably do my health good (barely keeping it under 150 now and some pants are starting to feel a bit tight), but getting anything up and down those stairs would be a pain in the back. An option to have a cat would be a plus. Anything that resembles a mobile home is a definitely no. No townhouses, no condos, no apartments. An apartment would be cheaper but my sanity is worth the cost. Err, what there is of it anyway, heh.

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sarahinvegas From: sarahinvegas Date: March 5th, 2008 03:29 am (UTC) (Link)
My friend made this post a few months ago about looking for a house to rent: http://community.livejournal.com/lasvegas/1289131.html
zimzat From: zimzat Date: March 5th, 2008 03:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, thanks. I think I'll check it out soon, if not tomorrow. I went to a Realtor when I first moved here a year ago and the guy wasn't very welcome to the idea of working with rentals (I'm not sure why he even bothered to post them to Craigs list, bleh). He scoffed at the idea of finding a suitable house for rent under 1300$ (moments after I walked in some big guy walked in and said he was looking for a rental in the 2300 range and the other agents jumped all over him).

I've found a few on Google's search I want to look into as well but I don't know how available they're going to be by now.
starwind_ From: starwind_ Date: March 5th, 2008 03:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Don't let one bad experience spaz you out to all non-house places. Just check with a community association etc. (for townhouses especially they may have this) and perhaps ask for your walkthru at "noisy" times like around 6 p.m. (dinner! children! woo!) or early morning when ppl are stomping around to get to work. You could ask to talk to the people living around you to see what their work schedules are (work 9-5, 3-11, 11-7 etc.) to get an idea of when there might be noise.

Also, not all townhouses are created equal. Look for some brick, or one that advertises extra soundproofing or something. Also, insist upon a side/top unit so you have fewer neighbors.

House market is not exactly set up for the single male and its silly to waste extravagant sums for space you have no use for.
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