Ersatz Haderach wrote:
stephinmd wrote:I'm thinking about applying here. Does anyone know how the housing market is?
For rental or purchase? Rents are pretty average to low unless you want to live downtown or in a very new place. If you split a place in Cleveland Heights, you shouldn't pay more than 500-600, and you could get your own place for around that much (not as nice) as well.
The interesting thing will be to see if the new development near school (two new apartment complexes, some new houses) catches on with students. It would be nice to have some higher-end options near school.
I was just wondering. If buying is feasible, would probably buy. But if a three bedroom is $300,000, well then I'd rent
Assuming you want to be relatively near Case, your options are University Circle (closest, but very few options, almost all rental), Little Italy (near, older houses/apartments, pretty good area, fair amount of options but fills up fast), and Cleveland Heights (vast majority of CWRU students live here, mostly older but decent apartments, mostly rental).
If you want to buy a house and want it under 300k, well, that's easy, but should you really be buying as a 1L, regardless of finances? What if you hate law school? What if you transfer? Just rent something nice and let that idea stew. Housing pricing aren't skyrocketing or anything. But if you really want to, I suggest looking at Tremont, Ohio City, and Detroit-Shoreway on the west side of Cleveland, or, again, Little Italy near Case.