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Old 09-20-2016, 05:36 AM
 
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Hi Everyone,

I'm really tired of living in a bubble, and am ready to experience other parts of the U.S. Hawaii will always be home, but more recently, and as I become older, I get terrible Island fever, and need to get the hell out! I've been trying to pursue this for a while now, but it seems impossible. For starters, I'm still very young. I'm a 22-year-old female college student. I have terrible credit. 3 charged off accounts, delinquent payments, and more... Just think of America's worst borrower. I'm ashamed of it, and it's costed me a LOT in my life so far. Not just money, but opportunities. I wish I wasn't so stupid, but I've learned, and I'm trying to fix it.

I know not one person in Buffalo, NY. All I know is, I have my head set on it, and I would love to attend college (SUNY) there. I think I would even give up 5 years of my life to be able to do this. Ideally, the perfect place seems to be Elmwood or Allentown due to them being "safer" places. But like I said, I have terrible credit, and no renting history/references. However, I have enough money saved to be able to pay for a whole years rent at a decent place. I have the funds to move, I have to credits to transfer colleges, etc., but what I don't have is someone or an agency to give me a lease. I can totally understand why because of my credit history, but is there anyway I can still move to NY? Or is this just a distant dream now?

Thank you so much,

Sophie
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Old 09-24-2016, 11:54 AM
 
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Hi Everyone,

I'm really tired of living in a bubble, and am ready to experience other parts of the U.S. Hawaii will always be home, but more recently, and as I become older, I get terrible Island fever, and need to get the hell out! I've been trying to pursue this for a while now, but it seems impossible. For starters, I'm still very young. I'm a 22-year-old female college student. I have terrible credit. 3 charged off accounts, delinquent payments, and more... Just think of America's worst borrower. I'm ashamed of it, and it's costed me a LOT in my life so far. Not just money, but opportunities. I wish I wasn't so stupid, but I've learned, and I'm trying to fix it.

I know not one person in Buffalo, NY. All I know is, I have my head set on it, and I would love to attend college (SUNY) there. I think I would even give up 5 years of my life to be able to do this. Ideally, the perfect place seems to be Elmwood or Allentown due to them being "safer" places. But like I said, I have terrible credit, and no renting history/references. However, I have enough money saved to be able to pay for a whole years rent at a decent place. I have the funds to move, I have to credits to transfer colleges, etc., but what I don't have is someone or an agency to give me a lease. I can totally understand why because of my credit history, but is there anyway I can still move to NY? Or is this just a distant dream now?

Thank you so much,

Sophie
If you are coming as a college student, you might live in dorms ( not a credit issue, I would think). Your first year, you will be an out of state student - higher cost of tuition. By then, you might be able to get a small apt. if you manage to get some credit or find one that the landlord will rent to you. Lots of apts. here are not by agencies, they are by classified or word of mouth and in houses.
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Old 09-28-2016, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Western NY State
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I would think you should still be able to find a decent place,there are lots of apartments/rentals and like previously mentioned alot are not through rental agencies. Alot are just the owners of the property advertising on thier own and you deal directly with them.
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Old 09-30-2016, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Nesconset, NY
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It seems to make more sense to live in NYS for one year, to qualify for in-state tuition, before applying to a SUNY school. One could arrange sharing an apt. before arriving via SUNY Buffalo off campus housing. Home, Living Off Campus Website - University Life & Services, University at Buffalo
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