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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby things fall apart » Mon May 24, 2010 10:51 pm

dinged via status checker. Checked it while in class, sucked having to keep cool and pay attention after getting the second ding from a school I cared about.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby danidancer » Tue May 25, 2010 12:53 am

Encyclopedia Brown wrote:As hectic as an eleventh-hour acceptance off the WL would be, NYC is actually the one place where I have 1) somewhere to stay while looking for a place, and 2) an actual chance of finding a place that's not absolutely horrible at the last minute (at least I hope the second one is true).


So I'm still lurking this thread, and I just wanted to pop back in to corroborate this. The NYC rental market is insane. If you're looking for an August 1st lease, places aren't posted online until July 1st at the absolute earliest. I can't think of another market with such a fast turnaround. And when you find a place you like, you best POUNCE ASAP, or it'll be gone.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby James Bond » Tue May 25, 2010 1:35 am

danidancer wrote:
Encyclopedia Brown wrote:As hectic as an eleventh-hour acceptance off the WL would be, NYC is actually the one place where I have 1) somewhere to stay while looking for a place, and 2) an actual chance of finding a place that's not absolutely horrible at the last minute (at least I hope the second one is true).


So I'm still lurking this thread, and I just wanted to pop back in to corroborate this. The NYC rental market is insane. If you're looking for an August 1st lease, places aren't posted online until July 1st at the absolute earliest. I can't think of another market with such a fast turnaround. And when you find a place you like, you best POUNCE ASAP, or it'll be gone.


TITCR in a HUGE way. You got like 2 weeks to find a listing and pull the trigger max, especially if it's a decent spot.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby nygrrrl » Tue May 25, 2010 2:22 am

James Bond wrote:
danidancer wrote:
Encyclopedia Brown wrote:As hectic as an eleventh-hour acceptance off the WL would be, NYC is actually the one place where I have 1) somewhere to stay while looking for a place, and 2) an actual chance of finding a place that's not absolutely horrible at the last minute (at least I hope the second one is true).


So I'm still lurking this thread, and I just wanted to pop back in to corroborate this. The NYC rental market is insane. If you're looking for an August 1st lease, places aren't posted online until July 1st at the absolute earliest. I can't think of another market with such a fast turnaround. And when you find a place you like, you best POUNCE ASAP, or it'll be gone.


TITCR in a HUGE way. You got like 2 weeks to find a listing and pull the trigger max, especially if it's a decent spot.

THIS. You need to have all of your financials lined up and ready to go before you start seriously looking.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby lanping » Tue May 25, 2010 10:14 am

complete 2/5 - not a peep from admissions!
:?:

strange?

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby rockthelaw » Tue May 25, 2010 11:11 am

lanping wrote:complete 2/5 - not a peep from admissions!
:?:

strange?


Honestly, not that strange, but it might be time to give them a quick call.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby Encyclopedia Brown » Tue May 25, 2010 4:53 pm

nygrrrl wrote:THIS. You need to have all of your financials lined up and ready to go before you start seriously looking.

What might one need to be able to pull the trigger on a place in NYC? Deposits, first and last month's rent, proof of income (I'm hoping student loan paperwork will work for this)? One of you city-slickers help me out.

Also, playing pretend that I'll be admitted this late in the game is fun.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby danidancer » Tue May 25, 2010 5:13 pm

Encyclopedia Brown wrote:
nygrrrl wrote:THIS. You need to have all of your financials lined up and ready to go before you start seriously looking.

What might one need to be able to pull the trigger on a place in NYC? Deposits, first and last month's rent, proof of income (I'm hoping student loan paperwork will work for this)? One of you city-slickers help me out.

Also, playing pretend that I'll be admitted this late in the game is fun.


Actually, student loan income is usually a no-go. Most NYC apartments want you to make 40x the rent, or you can have a guarantor that makes 80x the rent vouch for you. The outer boroughs aren't as strict about this, but they'll all usually want to see proof of income.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby nygrrrl » Tue May 25, 2010 5:27 pm

danidancer wrote:
Encyclopedia Brown wrote:
nygrrrl wrote:THIS. You need to have all of your financials lined up and ready to go before you start seriously looking.

What might one need to be able to pull the trigger on a place in NYC? Deposits, first and last month's rent, proof of income (I'm hoping student loan paperwork will work for this)? One of you city-slickers help me out.

Also, playing pretend that I'll be admitted this late in the game is fun.


Actually, student loan income is usually a no-go. Most NYC apartments want you to make 40x the rent, or you can have a guarantor that makes 80x the rent vouch for you. The outer boroughs aren't as strict about this, but they'll all usually want to see proof of income.

And it really depends on the building. What DaniD says is absolutely true for doorman buildings, but some of the smaller brownstones/etc are 1st/last and proof of 6-12 months' worth of payments.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby chicoalto0649 » Tue May 25, 2010 5:43 pm

Encyclopedia Brown wrote:
nygrrrl wrote:THIS. You need to have all of your financials lined up and ready to go before you start seriously looking.

What might one need to be able to pull the trigger on a place in NYC? Deposits, first and last month's rent, proof of income (I'm hoping student loan paperwork will work for this)? One of you city-slickers help me out.

Also, playing pretend that I'll be admitted this late in the game is fun.


Dude, so where have you gotten in to yet?

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby txhorn » Tue May 25, 2010 5:46 pm

danidancer wrote:
Encyclopedia Brown wrote:
nygrrrl wrote:THIS. You need to have all of your financials lined up and ready to go before you start seriously looking.

What might one need to be able to pull the trigger on a place in NYC? Deposits, first and last month's rent, proof of income (I'm hoping student loan paperwork will work for this)? One of you city-slickers help me out.

Also, playing pretend that I'll be admitted this late in the game is fun.


Actually, student loan income is usually a no-go. Most NYC apartments want you to make 40x the rent, or you can have a guarantor that makes 80x the rent vouch for you. The outer boroughs aren't as strict about this, but they'll all usually want to see proof of income.


How do schooled peeps get apartments?

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby Encyclopedia Brown » Tue May 25, 2010 5:54 pm

txhorn wrote:
danidancer wrote:
Encyclopedia Brown wrote:
nygrrrl wrote:THIS. You need to have all of your financials lined up and ready to go before you start seriously looking.

What might one need to be able to pull the trigger on a place in NYC? Deposits, first and last month's rent, proof of income (I'm hoping student loan paperwork will work for this)? One of you city-slickers help me out.

Also, playing pretend that I'll be admitted this late in the game is fun.


Actually, student loan income is usually a no-go. Most NYC apartments want you to make 40x the rent, or you can have a guarantor that makes 80x the rent vouch for you. The outer boroughs aren't as strict about this, but they'll all usually want to see proof of income.


How do schooled peeps get apartments?

Wondering this myself.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby Encyclopedia Brown » Tue May 25, 2010 5:55 pm

chicoalto0649 wrote:
Encyclopedia Brown wrote:
nygrrrl wrote:THIS. You need to have all of your financials lined up and ready to go before you start seriously looking.

What might one need to be able to pull the trigger on a place in NYC? Deposits, first and last month's rent, proof of income (I'm hoping student loan paperwork will work for this)? One of you city-slickers help me out.

Also, playing pretend that I'll be admitted this late in the game is fun.


Dude, so where have you gotten in to yet?

Nowhere I want to go.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby nygrrrl » Tue May 25, 2010 8:35 pm

txhorn wrote:
danidancer wrote:
Encyclopedia Brown wrote:
nygrrrl wrote:THIS. You need to have all of your financials lined up and ready to go before you start seriously looking.

What might one need to be able to pull the trigger on a place in NYC? Deposits, first and last month's rent, proof of income (I'm hoping student loan paperwork will work for this)? One of you city-slickers help me out.

Also, playing pretend that I'll be admitted this late in the game is fun.


Actually, student loan income is usually a no-go. Most NYC apartments want you to make 40x the rent, or you can have a guarantor that makes 80x the rent vouch for you. The outer boroughs aren't as strict about this, but they'll all usually want to see proof of income.


How do schooled peeps get apartments?

I believe there was something in my packet about housing counselors or something? Let me check...

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby Encyclopedia Brown » Tue May 25, 2010 8:44 pm

nygrrrl wrote:I believe there was something in my packet about housing counselors or something? Let me check...

Housing counselors? You mean wealthy individuals who are totally willing to cosign a lease for me, right? Wow, Fordham really is amazing...

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby nygrrrl » Tue May 25, 2010 8:53 pm

Encyclopedia Brown wrote:
nygrrrl wrote:I believe there was something in my packet about housing counselors or something? Let me check...

Housing counselors? You mean wealthy individuals who are totally willing to cosign a lease for me, right? Wow, Fordham really is amazing...

LOL - no, silly. Like they have someone at the office who can help you out. HAHA
(Oh, but speaking of cosigning? If your financials are at all shaky, having a co-signer all lined up and ready to go is a very good idea.)

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby Encyclopedia Brown » Tue May 25, 2010 9:06 pm

nygrrrl wrote:
Encyclopedia Brown wrote:
nygrrrl wrote:I believe there was something in my packet about housing counselors or something? Let me check...

Housing counselors? You mean wealthy individuals who are totally willing to cosign a lease for me, right? Wow, Fordham really is amazing...

LOL - no, silly. Like they have someone at the office who can help you out. HAHA
(Oh, but speaking of cosigning? If your financials are at all shaky, having a co-signer all lined up and ready to go is a very good idea.)

My financials aren't shaky, but I don't have oodles of savings (say, 6-12 months of NYC rent's worth) to show to a landlord. Oh well, I'll worry about this when and if I sneak into Fordham.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby nygrrrl » Tue May 25, 2010 9:11 pm

Encyclopedia Brown wrote:My financials aren't shaky, but I don't have oodles of savings (say, 6-12 months of NYC rent's worth) to show to a landlord. Oh well, I'll worry about this when and if I sneak into Fordham.

EXACTLY - you get in, then we figure out the housing. I will help. :D

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby rockthelaw » Wed May 26, 2010 11:42 am

Haha, the entire 1L class will be squatting on nygrrrl's couches.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby nygrrrl » Wed May 26, 2010 11:57 am

rockthelaw wrote:Haha, the entire 1L class will be squatting on nygrrrl's couches.

That's what you think. I'm just clearing out my storage cage in the basement.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby cali gal » Wed May 26, 2010 12:16 pm

salyesq wrote:I got dinged today via status checker. It said: unfortunately your application has been denied.

I was originally put on the waiting list April 28th. I had a really great conversation with an admissions director, and at her suggestion wrote a sincere letter expressing my interest in the part time program. I even had a letter from my employer explaining that I would continue to work if accepted to the program. Then dinged today:(

My options are Brooklyn or Temple, both with some money. I'm almost thinking about retaking the LSAT and trying again next year.......


Has getting dinged off Fordham's waitlist before july/august occured in previous years?

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby 2013esq » Wed May 26, 2010 2:20 pm

Encyclopedia Brown wrote:
chicoalto0649 wrote:
Encyclopedia Brown wrote:
nygrrrl wrote:THIS. You need to have all of your financials lined up and ready to go before you start seriously looking.

What might one need to be able to pull the trigger on a place in NYC? Deposits, first and last month's rent, proof of income (I'm hoping student loan paperwork will work for this)? One of you city-slickers help me out.

Also, playing pretend that I'll be admitted this late in the game is fun.


Dude, so where have you gotten in to yet?

Nowhere I want to go.


I'm rooting for you EB!

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby goosey » Wed May 26, 2010 4:36 pm

im not going to fordham :'(
so sad. soooo sad.

just came in to say that.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby nygrrrl » Wed May 26, 2010 4:55 pm

goosey wrote:im not going to fordham :'(
so sad. soooo sad.

just came in to say that.

:( :( :(

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby chicoalto0649 » Wed May 26, 2010 6:09 pm

goosey wrote:im not going to fordham :'(
so sad. soooo sad.

just came in to say that.


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