Br3v wrote:I really want a nice small little house near campus (within 15 minute drive ish) but so far all of the ones I have found have turned out to be scams on craiglist, or the owner says something along the lines of "oh...you want it start of fall? Well its available now" and then proceeds to not give me the time of day.
Can anyone familiar with the area point me towards some houses?
If you want a little house in the surrounding area, you're not going to find many that are catering to the academic cycle. There are some big houses where 3-5 law students live and they usually try to find groups to live in them the following year to keep them in the law school community, but nothing similar that I've seen for individual houses. I saw plenty of places like you're for rent last June and even July on craigslist, you're probably gonna have to wait until then. If you can come by the law school sometimes you'll see postings for individual houses on bulletin boards, but that's hit or miss. Only other option I can see is finding a 3L who is giving up their house, but I don't know how you'd do that.
Anyway, if I were you, I'd just wait until the summer, scour craigslist, and don't worry if you can't sign a lease until July. You can always get a place in Ivy as a fall-back as late as August, someone will do a last minute deferral or get off the waitlist at HYS.