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Old 08-20-2008, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Boston, Ma
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Me and 2 friends are planning on moving to the L.A. area in January from Boston.
My 2 friends are currently working at Old Navy and are planning on transferring to the store in Santa Monica.
I haven't found a job yet, but will be searching for one in that area.
Any advice as to where we should look for housing or maybe some jobs I could look into.
I am a photographer.
Thanks in advance for any help!

Blane.
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Old 08-20-2008, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Whittier
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How about old navy? LOL j/k

My friend moved to Boston and he's studying photography at one of the Art institutes over there. funny.

I'm guessing they're working on 3rd street. And I'm guessing at least one is a manager so you don't have to work lol (J/K again)

There's tons of jobs (if they're hiring there on 3rd street in Santa Monica) you could do in the meantime. Waiting, Apple store (retail), bookstore.

L.A. has lots of magazines you could try being a Assistant/Photo Editor. It's good to have graduated from college and have some experience.

You can freelance. Use craigslist.

You can take "photos" in the Valley. (have someone explain that to you).

The westside/santa monica can be affordable, and if you 3 are planning on living together even more so.

Westsiderentals is an OK site, they charge I think to see some APTs.

rent.com is ok too.

You'll be looking at areas like, Venice, Santa Monica, Culver City, Marina del Rey, Brentwood, maybe Westwood.
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Old 08-21-2008, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Boston, Ma
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How about old navy? LOL j/k

My friend moved to Boston and he's studying photography at one of the Art institutes over there. funny.

I'm guessing they're working on 3rd street. And I'm guessing at least one is a manager so you don't have to work lol (J/K again)

There's tons of jobs (if they're hiring there on 3rd street in Santa Monica) you could do in the meantime. Waiting, Apple store (retail), bookstore.

L.A. has lots of magazines you could try being a Assistant/Photo Editor. It's good to have graduated from college and have some experience.

You can freelance. Use craigslist.

You can take "photos" in the Valley. (have someone explain that to you).

The westside/santa monica can be affordable, and if you 3 are planning on living together even more so.

Westsiderentals is an OK site, they charge I think to see some APTs.

rent.com is ok too.

You'll be looking at areas like, Venice, Santa Monica, Culver City, Marina del Rey, Brentwood, maybe Westwood.



Thanks.
Can someone explain taking photos in the valley?
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Old 08-21-2008, 12:30 PM
 
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"Can someone explain taking photos in the valley?"

Porno.
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:19 AM
 
Location: Boston, Ma
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hahaha
is that all the advice?
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Old 09-02-2008, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Studio City, CA
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hahaha
is that all the advice?
As someone who has used this forum before to gain insight prior to relocating, let me be the first to tell you that you need to be much much more specific to get the answers youre looking for here.

Some basics:

How much (collectively) can you guys spend on an apartment? And what do you think (based on your current knowledge) you will be able to get for what you are able to spend?

Will each of you have a car? Many apartments come with only one or two spots, so ask potential landlords about 'renting' a 3rd spot, and inquire about street parking as well.

What, if anything, will you guys be looking to do at night/on the weekends?

As far as utilities, per person, assume $35 for cable, $30 for electricity, $5 or $6 for gas...it shouldn't be any more than that.


Ask as many questions on this forum at the same time as you can, and many if not all will be answered quickly.

Best of luck,
Chris
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