apper123 wrote: gilchristh wrote: apper123 wrote:
can i, the awkward 2L transfer-in, come too?
I'll be teaching an LSAT class online from 7-9:30-ish, but I can meet up with you all when I'm done... and I'll do my best to bring some of last year's TLS crew to introduce you to some 2Ls, apper.
That would be great, thanks!
And if you have any housing suggestions, feel free to hit me with em'.
Apparently the rental market in DC this year is more insane that it has ever been, allegedly because of the economy (and the prevalence of government and peripheral jobs in DC and the corresponding boon to local service industries). Many of my returning friends from 1L and several of my MBA classmates (who need to be in DC by next Monday) still have yet to find housing. Places are apparently going for over asking price, and many open houses yield about a dozen applications and deposits in less than 3 hours. It's nutso.
As of yesterday, I was definitely living in a group house on the eastern side of Georgetown with three other people starting the MBA program with me. As of today, that might not happen because the landlady seems to be trying to pull a fast one. Now I've been put in charge of communicating with her (with my vast expanse of 1L experience and my Property in Time knowledge from §3) about negotiating the lease terms, and that's all up in the air. There's a second place I'm looking at on the north end of Cleveland Park, which is kinda far for my preferences, but it's got a big yard and is a big house and my doggie would have room to romp.
Apper, I'd suggest that, considering your timeline, you prioritize the following:
2) proximity via metro--try to keep it ≈0.4mi to a metro station or less and no metro transfers (if possible) to either Judiciary Square metro or Union Station (both red line and both about equidistant from campus) or even Gallery Place/Chinatown (red, yellow, and green lines, and a slightly longer walk to campus, but maybe 15 minutes at the most, probably less--I never timed it); then
As long as you're somewhere at least reasonably safe (by DC standards), if you find a place that meets the other criteria, I'd be prepared to take it... and quickly. If you're interested in some potential roommate situations, send me a PM and I'll pass your info along to friends who are looking.