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question about living near a campus

dj_jake_the_snake

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When is the best time to look for the fall term? i'm at york but i think this applies to most other universities as well. the york website only lists places for this summer but not for next year. any ideas? all help is appreciated. thanks :)

oh and what's the technical def of "flat"?
 

Deus

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I think right now would be a good time if you don't want to end up with some hole to live in.
 

Temper Tantrum

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Brian, you might have to sublease a flat and then take over the tenants option to reknew, or start a lease EARLIER then september. That's often a better bet if a bit more expensive, I know thats what I have to do here. The problem with leaving it to the last minute as Deus mentioned is that you'll probably end up with a hole ;) always better far ahead then closer to the date.

Apartment hunting SUCKS. But good luck.

~allie~
 
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Bumbaclat

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People have to give 60 days notice. Go 60 days before you want to move in because that's when they all hit the market.

Bumbaclat
 

MoFo

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my friend told me those really nice houses on Campus are not bad and cheap.
I'm not sure where they are exactly but it's across from a big field, near the smoke stack and the bus stops where you wait to depart from campus.
 

zoo

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there is always housing available

cheapest housing ... 2nd week of september

most housing options for fall school term ... february - may [now]

people decide whether or not to stay in their leases between feb-may usually

and end of august usually has cheap prices

i got a great price on a room in hamilton ... and on my lease terms ... but it was one week into the school term

which was stressful and a half
 

dj_jake_the_snake

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^^^^^^ those houses on campus are for grad students only

so 60 days so beginning of july they will be posted?

basically i'm looking for a house for me and two friends.
 

Plato

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Originally posted by zoo
there is always housing available

cheapest housing ... 2nd week of september

most housing options for fall school term ... february - may [now]

people decide whether or not to stay in their leases between feb-may usually

and end of august usually has cheap prices

i got a great price on a room in hamilton ... and on my lease terms ... but it was one week into the school term

which was stressful and a half
does this apply to downtown spaces??
:confused:

p[l]a+0 <--very worried he will be living on the streets next year :(
 
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teknikal

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yeah, the general rule is, the best places go first so naturally, the earlier the better. unless you luck out.

i'm not sure how difficult it is to find decent housing in toronto, but in london the crappiest places are left by the time july hits.
 

zoo

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if you're in school, i strongly recommend checking their off-campus housing listings daily

looking for a place through ads in the local papers is obviously a good idea

i would imagine optimal housing seasons would be the same from school to school ..

but i'm mostly speaking in terms of 'student' housing
 

Rosey

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Originally posted by Bumbaclat
People have to give 60 days notice. Go 60 days before you want to move in because that's when they all hit the market.

Bumbaclat
actually no.
i've moved three times in the past couple of years, all of them downtown around u of t or a little east.

most places will be advertised one month to 3 weeks before they are available. sure, some of are more than that, but the reality is advertising costs money, most people look for place in the month before they need it, so most people advertise the place in that time to get the most value for their advertising buck.
 

koz

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Originally posted by dj_jake_the_snake
When is the best time to look for the fall term? i'm at york but i think this applies to most other universities as well. the york website only lists places for this summer but not for next year. any ideas? all help is appreciated. thanks :)

oh and what's the technical def of "flat"?
start looking now. I prefer the apartments in 500 Murray Ross. That's the building sort of on its own towards the dead end. It is reasonably clean and has a lot of York students living there. I can get you the contact number, if you want. Also try aprartments by Finch and Sentinel (4 Winds, Fountainhead). Rent would probably come up to around 450 for each if you are going for a 3 bedroom. Anyway icq me or email me at
k0z@(nospam)rogers.com if you need more info.

peace.
 
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