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Old 07-17-2011, 11:02 AM
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I'll be moving to Seattle to start grad school at UW in the fall. I am hoping to live in Wallingford or Capitol Hill, in someplace furnished/sublet-y for the fall, and then switch to something more permanent once my boyfriend comes out in January.

I've heard the housing market moves very quickly, yes? School starts end of September, and I have friends I can crash with for a few weeks, but my main question is: how early do I have to come out to get a place starting Oct 1? Is a week before enough or will I need to make a weekend trip out there at the beginning of Sept/end of Aug?

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Old 07-17-2011, 10:16 PM
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I could be wrong, but I don't think you are going to find a big market for sublets furnished or unfrnished in Seattle. It isn't like NYC where people won't give up their apartments and stay in them for decades on end. You might have better luck with a roommate situation or renting a room. That said, I have always found the rental market in Seattle to be good, no matter what others said the "climate" is. I moved 5 times in 12 years and always got the new place in less than 1 week (usually a few days).
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Old 07-18-2011, 07:11 AM
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Oh great! Yeah, a room in a house would be fine too, just hoping to avoid the plane fare out and back again an extra time.
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