Michigan 2012

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just a girl
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby just a girl » Tue May 12, 2009 7:44 am

How do you know if you've gotten a regular single vs an economy single? I don't want a small dormroom again! The price listed is lower than I thought it would be, and I'm nervous that it means I have one of those tiny rooms. Also, how many floors does the LC have?

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby granitemuse » Tue May 12, 2009 8:27 am

just a girl wrote:How do you know if you've gotten a regular single vs an economy single? I don't want a small dormroom again! The price listed is lower than I thought it would be, and I'm nervous that it means I have one of those tiny rooms. Also, how many floors does the LC have?


what was your price? $10,600?

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby just a girl » Tue May 12, 2009 8:35 am

Yep. I thought it would be closer to 11500 or 12000.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby granitemuse » Tue May 12, 2009 8:39 am

just a girl wrote:Yep. I thought it would be closer to 11500 or 12000.


the listed price on the website is 10,600.

mine was 10600 too.

I don't remember what the two prices were on the grey form.

I think one price was one thousand less, I think 9,600 for the smaller one.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby snotrocket » Tue May 12, 2009 8:40 am

Anhimal wrote:Hey guys! What's the best way to look for a place to live (with small dogs)? Is craigslist the way to go or should I suck it up and pay a broker's fee?

Just come here for three days and do the craigslist / drive around method. University housing also has a website with listings that you can check out. I wound up renting a small older house that we found on CL -- which perfectly illustrates my advice to NOT rent sight unseen, under any circumstances. So many of the places that looked nice on CL where filthy pits, and the house we got looked so lousy in the picture that we almost didn't even bother to call about it (turns out it was the nicest and the most reasonably price one we looked at the whole time). Many of the big complexes and University owned units may not allow pets, but other than that AA is a ridiculously dog happy town.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Nietzsche » Tue May 12, 2009 8:48 am

How did you guys get your LC notification? Through the mail?

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby macjags07 » Tue May 12, 2009 8:53 am

Nietzsche wrote:How did you guys get your LC notification? Through the mail?


It came in the mail.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby just a girl » Tue May 12, 2009 1:35 pm

I just called the LC. I'm living on the 4th floor, tappan side, in a co-ed block. They even gave me my room measurements over the phone. It's not a bad size room, about the same size as my double was in college.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby summertimechi » Tue May 12, 2009 3:52 pm

snotrocket wrote:
Anhimal wrote:Hey guys! What's the best way to look for a place to live (with small dogs)? Is craigslist the way to go or should I suck it up and pay a broker's fee?

Just come here for three days and do the craigslist / drive around method. University housing also has a website with listings that you can check out. I wound up renting a small older house that we found on CL -- which perfectly illustrates my advice to NOT rent sight unseen, under any circumstances. So many of the places that looked nice on CL where filthy pits, and the house we got looked so lousy in the picture that we almost didn't even bother to call about it (turns out it was the nicest and the most reasonably price one we looked at the whole time). Many of the big complexes and University owned units may not allow pets, but other than that AA is a ridicuslously dog happy town.

seconded. i got myself a good selection of apartments (about 6 or 7) and scheduled viewings on the one day i knew i'd be able to get to ann arbor. seriously, all but 1 were positively atrocious, to the point where i nearly teared up at the thought that i'd have to choose between dorm life and a disgustingly run-down and disheveled apartment in an old, creepy house. i got lucky with a great apt at an amazing price at the very last place i viewed. definitely go visit. also, as i've said on here before, check the michigan off-campus housing website as well as craigslist. very helpful.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby becca87 » Tue May 12, 2009 9:26 pm

I'm in O43!

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby tingles » Tue May 12, 2009 11:27 pm

I was assigned a double suit in the LC aka I am no longer interested in living there! Been looking for apts near the law quad. Any current students have input on good/bad realty companies to not rent/rent from?

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby tl » Wed May 13, 2009 6:41 am

tingles wrote:I was assigned a double suit in the LC aka I am no longer interested in living there! Been looking for apts near the law quad. Any current students have input on good/bad realty companies to not rent/rent from?


Eh, it's really not that bad. As a 1L, you don't spend THAT much time in your room anyway. Is there any reason in particular that you are against it?

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby tingles » Wed May 13, 2009 9:10 am

tl wrote:
tingles wrote:I was assigned a double suit in the LC aka I am no longer interested in living there! Been looking for apts near the law quad. Any current students have input on good/bad realty companies to not rent/rent from?


Eh, it's really not that bad. As a 1L, you don't spend THAT much time in your room anyway. Is there any reason in particular that you are against it?


I haven't lived in a dorm for 3 yrs. I was already kinda against doing so - cafeteria food (I really like to cook/bake my own stuff), shower caddys and no private bathroom. Getting assigned a double suite was just a final reason to not be keen on going to the LC. I also don't think I'm the type of person that always wants to keep my door open and have people walking in and out of room... so apt it is! :)

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby EdmundDantes » Wed May 13, 2009 3:52 pm

Anyone know what percentage of people at Michigan who did the early interview program got job offers this year?

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Maecenas » Wed May 13, 2009 4:42 pm

I'm in F34. Does anybody know if that faces into the Quad or does it face out on South U.

Sorry for adding to the specific personal room questions.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby just a girl » Wed May 13, 2009 4:46 pm

You can call the LC and ask, I'm sure. They were super helpful in describing my room and its location to me over the phone.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Maecenas » Wed May 13, 2009 4:52 pm

just a girl wrote:You can call the LC and ask, I'm sure. They were super helpful in describing my room and its location to me over the phone.



Okay, thanks, i'll probably do that. I'm just curious to know if I got lucky and will be facing in at the beauty of the Quad.

Also, on the lease it says you can't bring your own couches or mattresses because they are potential fire hazards. I'm assuming people have brought couches/loveseats and their own beds before and it hasn't been a problem, right?

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby awesomepossum » Wed May 13, 2009 4:54 pm

Maecenas wrote:
just a girl wrote:You can call the LC and ask, I'm sure. They were super helpful in describing my room and its location to me over the phone.



Okay, thanks, i'll probably do that. I'm just curious to know if I got lucky and will be facing in at the beauty of the Quad.

Also, on the lease it says you can't bring your own couches or mattresses because they are potential fire hazards. I'm assuming people have brought couches/loveseats and their own beds before and it hasn't been a problem, right?



I'll defer to a LC person but I dunno about that.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby just a girl » Wed May 13, 2009 4:55 pm

I'm not planning on bringing any of those things, as I don't think the rooms are big enough to hold an extra mattress (plus a bigger bed frame, etc) or a couch.

I would say it's better not to risk it; I was an RA for 3 years and we definitely fined people who brought in items that were expressly prohibited.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby summertimechi » Wed May 13, 2009 4:55 pm

all you lc ppl are making me a tad jealous not to be living there this fall. :?

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby itzjulz » Wed May 13, 2009 5:05 pm

summertimechi wrote:all you lc ppl are making me a tad jealous not to be living there this fall. :?


but at least you won't have to carry one of these to your shower every day

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby just a girl » Wed May 13, 2009 5:12 pm

Ugh. I always use a little plastic crate so my stuff drains.
Does it make me weird that I don't really mind it? 4 years of dorm living will jade you...

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby mightydinosaur » Wed May 13, 2009 5:31 pm

summertimechi wrote:all you lc ppl are making me a tad jealous not to be living there this fall. :?

Heh, I'm not jealous! There are good things about the LC for sure, but I knew from the start that I couldn't do dorms and especially cafeteria food at this point in my life.

I am jealous of people who know where they're living, though! I looked at Woodbury and liked it pretty well, but I'm hoping I can find something a little cheaper or closer. We'll see!

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby FlightoftheEarls » Wed May 13, 2009 5:37 pm

just a girl wrote:Ugh. I always use a little plastic crate so my stuff drains.
Does it make me weird that I don't really mind it? 4 years of dorm living will jade you...

I only had one year of dorm living, but I'm actually really excited to be living in the dorm style again for a year, even if that means communal bathrooms. Maybe it's the social part of me that likes living with a lot of other people, but I'm perfectly okay with it.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby tingles » Wed May 13, 2009 5:47 pm

What's the typical rent for places near the law quad? I've been looking for studios/1bdrms and seem to be seeing them priced between 600-900. Does that sound right? Also, anyone have input on which streets are ones to avoid - aka party streets/lots of undergrads/not safe?

Thanks!




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