Iowa Class of 2014

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bbermud
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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby bbermud » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:36 pm

does ne one know where people go to find roommates?

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby hawkeye22 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:17 am

bbermud wrote:does ne one know where people go to find roommates?


Law school has a list of people seeking housing. Too lazy to find the link at the moment.

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby chrisbru » Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:06 pm

Hey all, checking in here. Pending scholarship offer (per email it was mailed on Monday, so hopefully I'll get it today or tomorrow) I'll be attending Iowa in the fall. 171/2.94, Iowa resident. Hope to see some of you either at ASW or in the fall!

Anyone have advice for how to find housing in IC? I've tried to find stuff online so I can visit and sign a lease when I'm there in March, but it's really hard. The most challenging part is finding a place that takes my dog as well (even though he is very well trained and only 10 pounds). Thoughts?

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby smiller1 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:52 pm

Anyone have advice for how to find housing in IC?


I found my places the past few years through word of mouth and Craigslist. Word of caution though...Stay away from AUR/Apartments Downtown/Apartments Near Downtown. It's all actually the same company, and they're involved in a huge class action suit right now for illegally charging their tenants for various things. I bring this up because it's the largest renting company in Iowa City so it may be tempting to rent from them, but STAY AWAY. I rented from them two years ago...horrible experience.

http://www.dailyiowan.com/2011/02/09/Metro/21245.html

In my experience, the best bets are finding the smaller renting businesses that own smaller complexes, usually run by one or two people with eight or fewer units included. I have found the bigger the unit/company, the skeezier the landlords. It's not a science, but I have always had the worst luck/my friends have been screwed when renting from larger companies.

Here are some great people to lease from according to my friends and my own experience:
Phil Launsbach - I've heard nothing but raves about this guy. He owns multiple properties in the downtown area, usually smaller units/houses split into multiple areas for rent. Apparently he's the nicest guy, very fair, and great about maintaining the units. 319-321-9932

Larry Waters - he owns a few properties right downtown. Mostly two bedroom units I think. Central air, big, very reasonable prices. Old as the crypt keeper, but very nice. 319-338-9796

Hope this was a little bit helpful!

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby chrisbru » Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:03 pm

smiller1 wrote:
Hope this was a little bit helpful!



Thanks! Very helpful. I guess I'll just have to peak around when I get to town.

When do most apartments get leased by?

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby chrisbru » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:36 pm

Scholarship letter today... FULL INSTATE TUITION, renewable for 2nd and 3rd years if I remain in the top third!!! That means a YES for being a Hawkeye this fall!!!

Anyone going to ASW?

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby bbermud » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:49 am

chrisbru wrote:
smiller1 wrote:
Hope this was a little bit helpful!



Thanks! Very helpful. I guess I'll just have to peak around when I get to town.

When do most apartments get leased by?




Iowa resident here and I also have had sisters who gone to Iowa. My sister says to find housing ASAP. They go super super fast as in by March. Find something on the westside, that's where most of the grads/law students stay. And if you value your sanity, stay away from downtown. It's where all the undergrads/bars are. Looks like my search has commenced...Hope this helps!!

P.S. If ne one wants a roommate, hit me up!

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby chrisbru » Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:24 pm

bbermud wrote:
chrisbru wrote:
smiller1 wrote:
Hope this was a little bit helpful!



Thanks! Very helpful. I guess I'll just have to peak around when I get to town.

When do most apartments get leased by?




Iowa resident here and I also have had sisters who gone to Iowa. My sister says to find housing ASAP. They go super super fast as in by March. Find something on the westside, that's where most of the grads/law students stay. And if you value your sanity, stay away from downtown. It's where all the undergrads/bars are. Looks like my search has commenced...Hope this helps!!

P.S. If ne one wants a roommate, hit me up!



I might be down for a roommate if you don't mind dogs!

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby bbermud » Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:31 pm

chrisbru wrote:
bbermud wrote:
chrisbru wrote:
smiller1 wrote:
Hope this was a little bit helpful!



Thanks! Very helpful. I guess I'll just have to peak around when I get to town.

When do most apartments get leased by?




Iowa resident here and I also have had sisters who gone to Iowa. My sister says to find housing ASAP. They go super super fast as in by March. Find something on the westside, that's where most of the grads/law students stay. And if you value your sanity, stay away from downtown. It's where all the undergrads/bars are. Looks like my search has commenced...Hope this helps!!

P.S. If ne one wants a roommate, hit me up!



I might be down for a roommate if you don't mind dogs!



i love dogs but it will be hard to find a place that accepts any sort of animal :(

PM me, though!

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby chrisbru » Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:39 pm

Yeah, I saw that...

...Does anyone know of any dog friendly apartments? I'd like to avoid buying a house, but I may have to from the looks of it.

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby jam88 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:45 pm

Which languages? I want to go to Bucerius and there is only one position (German). I went there this winter to visit my host brother and it is a beautiful campus right near the heart of Hamburg. Anyone else looking into the Bucerius program?

StucknUtopia wrote:3.3 and 160.

Low, I know, but I really played on my softs (my own company and speak 3 languages).

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby jam88 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:06 pm

smiller1 wrote:
Anyone have advice for how to find housing in IC?


I found my places the past few years through word of mouth and Craigslist. Word of caution though...Stay away from AUR/Apartments Downtown/Apartments Near Downtown. It's all actually the same company, and they're involved in a huge class action suit right now for illegally charging their tenants for various things. I bring this up because it's the largest renting company in Iowa City so it may be tempting to rent from them, but STAY AWAY. I rented from them two years ago...horrible experience.

http://www.dailyiowan.com/2011/02/09/Metro/21245.html

In my experience, the best bets are finding the smaller renting businesses that own smaller complexes, usually run by one or two people with eight or fewer units included. I have found the bigger the unit/company, the skeezier the landlords. It's not a science, but I have always had the worst luck/my friends have been screwed when renting from larger companies.

Here are some great people to lease from according to my friends and my own experience:
Phil Launsbach - I've heard nothing but raves about this guy. He owns multiple properties in the downtown area, usually smaller units/houses split into multiple areas for rent. Apparently he's the nicest guy, very fair, and great about maintaining the units. 319-321-9932

Larry Waters - he owns a few properties right downtown. Mostly two bedroom units I think. Central air, big, very reasonable prices. Old as the crypt keeper, but very nice. 319-338-9796

Hope this was a little bit helpful!


+1 I have a lot of friends who got caught up in this lawsuit. Renters beware.

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby smiller1 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:03 pm

Scholarship letter today... FULL INSTATE TUITION, renewable for 2nd and 3rd years if I remain in the top third!!! That means a YES for being a Hawkeye this fall!!!


Congrats on the full scholarship! That's awesome! I'm still waiting to hear back about whether I'll be getting any money...could go either way. 162/3.41 with really good softs. Anyone with similar numbers hear back about scholarship money? Thanks!

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby hawkeye22 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:07 am

+1 on what's already been said. Don't delay in finding housing and don't rent from apartments downtown.

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby chrisbru » Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:24 pm

smiller1 wrote:
Scholarship letter today... FULL INSTATE TUITION, renewable for 2nd and 3rd years if I remain in the top third!!! That means a YES for being a Hawkeye this fall!!!


Congrats on the full scholarship! That's awesome! I'm still waiting to hear back about whether I'll be getting any money...could go either way. 162/3.41 with really good softs. Anyone with similar numbers hear back about scholarship money? Thanks!


In-state or OOS?

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smiller1
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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby smiller1 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:39 pm

In-state or OOS?


In-state for me.

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby chrisbru » Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:48 pm

smiller1 wrote:
In-state or OOS?


In-state for me.



My guess is you'll likely get some money. I'd say around half.

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby akahn2 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:01 pm

smiller1 wrote:
Scholarship letter today... FULL INSTATE TUITION, renewable for 2nd and 3rd years if I remain in the top third!!! That means a YES for being a Hawkeye this fall!!!


Congrats on the full scholarship! That's awesome! I'm still waiting to hear back about whether I'll be getting any money...could go either way. 162/3.41 with really good softs. Anyone with similar numbers hear back about scholarship money? Thanks!


Waiting to hear back too. 165/3.70 OOS.

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby typ3 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:00 pm

akahn2 wrote:
smiller1 wrote:
Scholarship letter today... FULL INSTATE TUITION, renewable for 2nd and 3rd years if I remain in the top third!!! That means a YES for being a Hawkeye this fall!!!


Congrats on the full scholarship! That's awesome! I'm still waiting to hear back about whether I'll be getting any money...could go either way. 162/3.41 with really good softs. Anyone with similar numbers hear back about scholarship money? Thanks!


Waiting to hear back too. 165/3.70 OOS.


Same OOS still nothing. Guessing I'll be YP'd since it's so late in the cycle.

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby chrisbru » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:52 pm

Anyone know if there's a FB group?

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby bbermud » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:03 pm

chrisbru wrote:Anyone know if there's a FB group?



There's not--I checked. If I wasn't so computer illiterate, I would make one. Who wants to create one???

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby chrisbru » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:11 pm

bbermud wrote:
chrisbru wrote:Anyone know if there's a FB group?



There's not--I checked. If I wasn't so computer illiterate, I would make one. Who wants to create one???



I'm on it. Totally bored at work today.

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby smiller1 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:10 pm

Facebook Group created!


Good initiative, man! I requested to join.

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby bbermud » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:35 pm

chrisbru wrote:
bbermud wrote:
chrisbru wrote:Anyone know if there's a FB group?



There's not--I checked. If I wasn't so computer illiterate, I would make one. Who wants to create one???



I'm on it. Totally bored at work today.



Initiative. I like it! Btw, if you end up at Iowa, you can be in my future study group. Just putting that out there..




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