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31 May 2007, 11:33
For those of you who will be traveling to a b-school out of state, when will you be visiting to secure your housing?
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31 May 2007, 11:37
I have secured my dorm through the lottery already. I will get possession about 5 days before orientation, though. I am considering arriving maybe 10 - 15 days before that, but I'd need to pay for a hotel.

Cheers. L.
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31 May 2007, 12:55
ugh...housing....ergh. bleh.

we're just trying to get our house sold, which we've mostly done now. And now we've got figure out if we're gonna buy or rent....

Good thing the NC real estate and rental market is not very stressful. We'll head out that way sometime in the next few weeks and get it figured out.
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31 May 2007, 13:35
Yeah, we want to start a lease on Aug 1, and basically, my main issue is deciding when I should come down to look at places. I've heard conflicting things. Some people have advised coming down in early June, because landlords will know they have a place opening up for the fall and thus are trying to lock down tenants as early as possible. Thus, landlords will advertise in June for an Aug 1 start date.

Other people recommend coming down in early July, because landlords usually only advertise their place if it is currently available. So if we came down before July 1, nearly all of the places would be for July 1 start dates, which is no good. If we came down after July 1, the advertised places would be for Aug 1 start dates, which is what we want.

So I have no idea what to do.
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31 May 2007, 18:14
I went to Durham couple of weekends ago. Saw about 6 places and secured a bedroom with private bath in a townhouse advertised for sharing by another graduate student.

My lease starts August 1.

Generally, the places I saw were available (vacant) already but the landlords generally would work with you if they like you.
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31 May 2007, 18:35
Looking now - went to Charlottesville this week and probably have to go back next week. I ended up putting a deposit down on a place that is probably too pricey. Trying to find a place closer to school and I have some that look decent right now - a lot of stuff at UVA is already gone though.
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31 May 2007, 20:38
lepium wrote:
I am considering arriving maybe 10 - 15 days before that, but I'd need to pay for a hotel.

Cheers. L.

That gets pretty expensive unless you can find a Motel 6 somewhere on the outskirts of the city. I stayed at a Motel 6 on my last stopover in Salt Lake City and it was surprisingly clean, not to mention a rock bottom price of \$49 a night. If you aren't too picky about in-room ammenities, that7s probably a good option.
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01 Jun 2007, 11:10
I actually just secured my apartment in Nashville sight unseen. It's a scary proposition, but the worst i've heard about the place is that it's a bit overpriced.

The apartment is right across the street from campus, which works great for me as I have sold my car and plan to walk to and from school. There is also a 24 hour gym which will be great for me as I am guessing my schedule will be quite hectic.
01 Jun 2007, 11:10
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