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Old 02-13-2011, 04:37 PM
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So I need some help. I have been scouring the rental home sites, and I can't come up with much. I live 2000 miles away, so the internet is my only resource in trying to find housing in Erie or Millcreek. We will be visiting there on Tuesday to look for possible homes to rent, I just don't know that Erie really has a lot of what we are looking for.

I have two kids and a dog, and I am trying to find a 3 bedroom house with a fenced yard. Rent needs to be under $1000 a month. Are there other sites that I am missing, because I have searched out all the property managers, and most don't have any availabilty. (I look at Craigslist everyday too) We won't need the home until June/July so I am hoping that some of the graduate students that are leaving will finally open up some options for us. We will be there for at least two years, and would gladly pay 6 months of the rent upfront for the right home.

Thanks for taking the time to read this, ANY help would be appreciated!!
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:44 AM
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LECOM usually has information on housing for incoming students, check information boards there and at affiliate hospitals. Landlords seek out LECOM students assuming they'll be good tenants and longer term. Erie is a populated area, you should be able to find a house to rent but including utilities, I'm not sure you'll get one for under $1000. The dog will also limit your choices but not all your choices. Good luck.
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:28 AM
Location: Erie, Pennsylvania
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Off of Cherry Street extension I seen a studio apartment listed for under $400

Unless you are looking for a luxury apartment, $1000 will not only cover your rent, but also your utility payments with money left over. There are also many houses available for less than a $1000 per month. If you are looking for something near the LECOM on Peach Street, I'm almost sure I've seen apartments in the area of 54th and Washington which is walking distance to LECOM's Peach st. location.

check out this thread,

apartments near LECOM | Pre-Medical Osteopathic [ DO ] | Student Doctor Network
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Old 02-23-2011, 06:55 AM
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Honestly, if I were you I'd just buy a small house in Millcreek/southwest Erie for 100K (or less) and be done with it. You'll be there for like 4-6 years anyway, right? Seems like the best way to do it, imho. Then again I know nothing about rentals in the area, so....
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