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Old 02-13-2011, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Sure. An apartment is just a place to drop my stuff and sleep. I don't really care where I live otherwise. As long as it performs the function of providing shelter from the elements, it's good.
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Old 02-13-2011, 09:53 PM
 
Location: In Denial
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Sure. An apartment is just a place to drop my stuff and sleep. I don't really care where I live otherwise. As long as it performs the function of providing shelter from the elements, it's good.
Man o Man I NEED your 'tude!!! Seriously...I spend too much time worrying about "where to live" !
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I did this when moving from Phoenix to Dallas two years back. Looked up a few apartment complexes near where I wanted to live, decided based on ratings, pictures and phone calls.

Turned out to be a good decision though!
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Old 02-25-2011, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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We may have no choice but to do that. We're moving from TN to ME and are hoping we can buy a home that has immediate occupancy since we're paying cash and the seller won't need to worry about financing falling through or anything. But if we can't find a house we like that's imm occ, we will have to rent until we close. Since we've got a large number of pets and leaving them behind for any length of time isn't an option, we will be forced to rent anything, sight unseen if the landlord is willing to rent to us short term with an additional large non-refundable fee. For us, it's worth it. It will only be temporary anyway.
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Lansing, MI
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I've tried renting site unseen once. Bad, bad, bad! The only good part of that decision was not signing the lease - when we did finally see it, with our moving truck sitting in the yard and all, it was a bit oh H**L NO!
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Houston area, for now
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As an owner/manager I would never let prospect do that. There are to many unforeseen issues. I have made arrangements for people that can not see the unit to pay a $100 hold until they could see the unit then applied that to the deposit. I have also had several servicemen and women rent unseen but in all those situations I have communicated with the tenant and have had someone from the base personal services come and look over the unit.
I do this because it helps avoid a later hassle such as a carpet problem, drippy faucet, noisy neighbors, parking, any number of things.
If there is absolutely no way for you to see the unit I would recommend that you have a friend look over the unit do that. If you don't there are services such as apartment finders international that may offer a walk through. Have them do a move in sheet and fax it to you.
With all that said I am sure that your state has a law that allows people to get out of a rental contract with in 3 days or so. Ever other state that have done business in has a variation of the law.
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