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Old 01-20-2016, 09:04 AM
 
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I live and work in the IE, but I want to move to Long Beach. Need to start over, something new. This will be my first time living "on my own". I have a job, where I've been for 7 years.

I'm not sure what to do first. Do I look for a place toblive first -- make the commute for a while until I fins a job? Or do I get a job near Long Beach first? Do rental agencies factor in how long you've been working at your job?

Thanks for reading and replying.
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Old 01-20-2016, 09:11 AM
 
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Find a job first. No question.
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Old 01-20-2016, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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How would you pay for your apartment without a job?
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Old 01-20-2016, 09:35 AM
 
Location: La La Land
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If you will have your current job then it's probably best to get the apartment first as your references/salary/length of employment will appear more stable. However, that is assuming you know where your next job will be so you live close by.

If you have no clue where you will be working then get the job first.
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Old 01-20-2016, 10:00 AM
 
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If you will have your current job then it's probably best to get the apartment first as your references/salary/length of employment will appear more stable. However, that is assuming you know where your next job will be so you live close by.

If you have no clue where you will be working then get the job first.
I'm sure potential landlords won't have a problem that the job is too far to commute to
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Old 01-20-2016, 10:58 AM
 
Location: La La Land
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I'm sure potential landlords won't have a problem that the job is too far to commute to

I meant that the OP should try and minimize the final commute for their own convenience.
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Old 01-20-2016, 12:06 PM
 
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If I got a place first, then I was gonna keep my current job until I got a new one. But I'm not which I'm supposed to do first.
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Old 01-20-2016, 12:14 PM
 
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If I got a place first, then I was gonna keep my current job until I got a new one. But I'm not which I'm supposed to do first.
If you are willing to do that commute every day than by all means get an apartment now. Then start looking for a new job after you move
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Old 01-20-2016, 12:29 PM
 
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If I got a place first, then I was gonna keep my current job until I got a new one. But I'm not which I'm supposed to do first.
Why Long Beach? Unless you work odd hours you will hate that commute and end up hating Long Beach.

Sounds like you're still living with your parents. I can understand wanting your own place. How about looking at something closer to work.
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Old 01-20-2016, 05:27 PM
 
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Why Long Beach? Unless you work odd hours you will hate that commute and end up hating Long Beach.

Sounds like you're still living with your parents. I can understand wanting your own place. How about looking at something closer to work.
It is strange. It's the first time I've heard of anyone intentionally wanting to live in Long Beach
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