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Re: Working and living in Washington DC

Postby fatduck » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:21 pm

the real advantage of ikea furniture is in moving - it's effectively weightless

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Re: Working and living in Washington DC

Postby ArthurDigbySellers » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:29 pm

fatduck wrote:
ArthurDigbySellers wrote:Also, dood et al, are you going furnished or unfurnished? A friend of mine is swearing that unfurnished is cheaper in the long run (rent savings) and is getting all her crap from IKEA. Dunno what everyone else's experience is-I've thus far only done/considered furnished.

i'm going with unfurnished because i already have a ton of shit.

from ikea.


you gonna be in DC fatduck?

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Re: Working and living in Washington DC

Postby fatduck » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:30 pm

ArthurDigbySellers wrote:
fatduck wrote:
ArthurDigbySellers wrote:Also, dood et al, are you going furnished or unfurnished? A friend of mine is swearing that unfurnished is cheaper in the long run (rent savings) and is getting all her crap from IKEA. Dunno what everyone else's experience is-I've thus far only done/considered furnished.

i'm going with unfurnished because i already have a ton of shit.

from ikea.


you gonna be in DC fatduck?

no fucking clue o_o

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Re: Working and living in Washington DC

Postby ArthurDigbySellers » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:37 pm

fatduck wrote:
ArthurDigbySellers wrote:
fatduck wrote:
ArthurDigbySellers wrote:Also, dood et al, are you going furnished or unfurnished? A friend of mine is swearing that unfurnished is cheaper in the long run (rent savings) and is getting all her crap from IKEA. Dunno what everyone else's experience is-I've thus far only done/considered furnished.

i'm going with unfurnished because i already have a ton of shit.

from ikea.


you gonna be in DC fatduck?

no fucking clue o_o


Yeah...it's rough to have to wait so late. Housing is being snatched up left and right. Most of the good stuff here has been signed since November.

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Re: Working and living in Washington DC

Postby Sup Kid » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:58 pm

ArthurDigbySellers wrote:Yeah...it's rough to have to wait so late. Housing is being snatched up left and right. Most of the good stuff here has been signed since November.

I'm not sure why you think that. The housing market for the 2011-12 school year generally heats up around May, but it is still easily possible to get an apartment with a lease beginning in August as late as July 15th, and because many buildings are rent-controlled, the price doesn't change all that much (though you may not get first month free or no security deposit deals). Many rising 2Ls that live in 1L buildings owned by Gtown or GW don't begin looking until after finals (so around May), and lots of buildings only know their new vacancies 30-days in advance anyway (mainly because DC housing laws require month-to-month leases after the first year, unless waived by the tenant).

If you are talking about for summer sublets, it is getting late, but you can find something decent for at least another 3-4 weeks or so.

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Re: Working and living in Washington DC

Postby ArthurDigbySellers » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:05 pm

Sup Kid wrote:
ArthurDigbySellers wrote:Yeah...it's rough to have to wait so late. Housing is being snatched up left and right. Most of the good stuff here has been signed since November.

I'm not sure why you think that. The housing market for the 2011-12 school year generally heats up around May, but it is still easily possible to get an apartment with a lease beginning in August as late as July 15th, and because many buildings are rent-controlled, the price doesn't change all that much (though you may not get first month free or no security deposit deals). Many rising 2Ls that live in 1L buildings owned by Gtown or GW don't begin looking until after finals (so around May), and lots of buildings only know their new vacancies 30-days in advance anyway (mainly because DC housing laws require month-to-month leases after the first year, unless waived by the tenant).

If you are talking about for summer sublets, it is getting late, but you can find something decent for at least another 3-4 weeks or so.


I'm sure you know what you're talking about, but I don't currently live in DC. I just mean most of the best housing has been taken around here. I'd bet a kidney I could look in the newspaper tomorrow and call a handful of building managers and sign a lease the same day (and get a decent place close enough to campus-there's a place across the street from me), but I wouldn't have the pick of the litter.

Although it is my mistake in assuming that DC housing works the same exact way, my bad. If I wanted a summer sublet I could get a really good place for probably lower than market, and for next semester I could get an awesome place (here) from someone going abroad, I'd just have to move over winter break. Point is I'd just like to know where I'll end up so I can get to know the market.

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Re: Working and living in Washington DC

Postby ns77770 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:07 pm

I'm just going to leave this here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T1RMuoQnKo

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Re: Working and living in Washington DC

Postby Kaitlyn » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:16 pm

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