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Old 02-12-2017, 09:43 AM
 
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Hi Everybody

I will be moving with to Cambridgem MA, area to work with a Fellowship in MIT, I will be moving in November, with my 3 children and for 3 months.
Then I need some place to stay... with my children, family friendly, not very expensive, furnished, with utilities!
I have been searching but it is very difficult. I am starting to look in different neighborhoods or suburbs that I can commute to MIT.

I am from Argentina. I need any advise about where to search, or reliable realtors,
My budget is not big

Thanks

Karina
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Old 02-12-2017, 11:01 AM
 
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Hmm that is a pretty expensive area. Anywhere close to MIT is pricey. Id check out cambridge, somerville, Arlington, maybe medford.
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Old 02-12-2017, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Define "not very expensive."

Cambridge overall is quite expensive my most people's standards.
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Old 02-12-2017, 01:11 PM
 
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You can look here:

https://www.furnishedhousing.com/loc...east-cambridge
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Old 02-12-2017, 01:12 PM
 
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You should contact MIT and see if they can assist with housing. I would assume they have a network of sublets for other visiting/travelling fellows.
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Old 02-12-2017, 08:42 PM
 
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Will you have a car and parking? If yes then you have many options. If not then I would try to stay along the red line.
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Old 02-13-2017, 08:14 AM
 
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Check with MIT or try the contact info in the link below.

There are many visiting/sabbatical professors and post-docs with families at MIT. If this is directly through the college I am surprised that they did not provide this information, especially for international visitors.

Get Housing | Division of Student Life
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Old 02-13-2017, 09:04 AM
 
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My budget is not big

That may be an issue as housing for a single will be expensive, let alone 3 children as well.


Contact MIT and ask for assistance with housing
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Old 02-13-2017, 10:56 AM
 
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Hi Everybody

I will be moving with to Cambridgem MA, area to work with a Fellowship in MIT, I will be moving in November, with my 3 children and for 3 months.
Then I need some place to stay... with my children, family friendly, not very expensive, furnished, with utilities!
I have been searching but it is very difficult. I am starting to look in different neighborhoods or suburbs that I can commute to MIT.

I am from Argentina. I need any advise about where to search, or reliable realtors,
My budget is not big

Thanks

Karina
Note there is a 'lead paint' law in MA. A landlord literally cannot have children under 6 if the unit has not been certified lead free. This shrinks down the pool of avail units dramatically because most of the housing here is built before 1970. This will explain any pushback from landlords as soon as you tell them you have children

However,I don't know if the lead paint law applies to a 3 month lease?
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Old 02-18-2017, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Boston,MA
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As others have said, it's probably best to contact MIT. The Boston area (Cambridge especially) is full of transient students, young professionals, etc but finding a place off cycle may prove difficult and/or costly. May want to explore sublets.com or other boards people place their homes. Best of luck in your search.
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