Is it terrible that I'm afraid of sharing where I'm looking, for fear someone snaps up my dream place from underneath me??
I have a few smaller buildings that I'm looking at ("vintage" which is a red flag, but newly remodeled...so...?
Besides that, I'm looking at people's condos that they want to rent out. That's not a big selection because a lot of time they don't want pets (understandable), and of course it's just a single unit that comes available at a time, so the timing would have to be perfect. So far I've just been browsing since my Aug 1 move date is still too far out for anyone to give me any help.
I've found a few possibilities (again, just browsing thanks to the date), for $1250 or lower.
All within easy walking distance.
Hahha, no, it makes total sense, esp if you're looking for condos/small buildings instead of big complexes that have a lot of turnaround.
I've seen some places like that on Padmapper (smaller and cheaper but still close to campus), but like you said, none of them are available yet. It makes me nervous to still not have a place to stay, so I don't know if I'm patient enough or willing to risk not finding a good place once August leases become available. ): I do want to save money though, the idea of spending 1300+ on a studio is KILLING me.
That's a good point. I got a little lucky in that my undergrad feeds in to Chicago a lot and I had some good buddies who were starting jobs at the same time I was starting school.
Yeah, if any of my IRL friends were in/moving to Chicago, I'd be on that shit in a second. Unfortunately, as it stands my only options are other 1Ls/law students/craigslist randos, which just sounds like a breeding ground for drama.