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Old 10-20-2010, 05:08 PM
 
Location: DC
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I am looking for a place to stay in or near Washington DC - I need to move in by November 1. I have found a place which I could stay for a few months (month-to-month rent) but until I could find something that more closely fits my preferences. Should I go with this place now before it is gone, or should I try to find a place I would be comfortable with long-term within the next week and a half?

My basic question: Should I get this month-to-month place as a temporary place to stay while searching for a better place? I will start a full time job in early November, but right now I am completely free. Also right now it takes 2 hours to get into the city from where I am based. So is it going to be easier to find a place hunting full-time during the next 1.5 weeks from 2 hours out, or would it be better to get this month-to-month as a temporary place for a few months and search for better places part-time from right in the city?
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:37 PM
 
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Be realistic, you think you're gonna find something in 10 days? Go with the month to month, get some stability, and then continue to look.
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Old 11-02-2010, 02:16 PM
 
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I just went through the same thing and we decided to get a month-to-month while looking for a permanent home. I think we made the right decision especially since neither my husband or I had ever been to DC.
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:54 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I just went through the same thing and we decided to get a month-to-month while looking for a permanent home. I think we made the right decision especially since neither my husband or I had ever been to DC.
How do you decide to move to a city without visiting it first? Sounds kind of risky to me.
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:56 PM
 
Location: In Denial
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I vote for month-to-month
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