hiima3L wrote:magicdonquan wrote:Can any of you guys provide some quick advice on housing?
My plan as of right now is move to SF early August (from Texas), crash on a buddy's couch for a few days and hopefully find a place/sign a lease and move in within a week or so.
I know the housing market is crazy right now, so am I out of my mind thinking that this would be possible, or is it actually reasonable? I see places get listed on craigslist every day, but not sure how competitive it all is, etc. The alternative here would obviously be visiting sometime this month and trying to get something for August 1st.
Any advice would be appreciated!
Obviously no idea what your financial situation is like, but assuming you're an average law student, this is wishful thinking. The housing market in SF is insane right now. You should give yourself at least a few weeks. I know plenty of people, myself included, who spent a month or more at the beginning of last school year trying to find housing.
Make sure you have multiple copies of your credit report--lots of places wouldn't even consider my app without one.
I'm thinking about bringing a car. If I commute, can I expect lower rent?
Can you suggest some neighborhoods? TYIA