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Old 06-23-2007, 12:50 PM
 
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I'm moving to Boston and I'd like to know the best way to get an apartment. I'll def. be using Craigslist.

I've used Craigslist before but not for renting purposes. How are people on there?

Do I have to move first? If I prove I'm legit, are people generous on there and allow people from another state to move-in?

Or am I best off staying in a hotel for a few days until I find a place?

Note: I'll be having roomies. Not going through a broker, agent or anything like that. Just regular people.
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Old 06-24-2007, 11:49 PM
 
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I'm currently in Boston, but will be moving to Chicago soon. I have the double "pleasure" of looking for roommates/an apartment from out of state and looking for someone to replace me in my current room w/ 4 other roommates. I can tell you from my experience is that people want to meet the person they will be living w/ face to face. I've received links to myspace and facebook pages, pictures, entire bios, but my roommates and I prefer to meet folks face to face. in fact, my ad specifically says this b/c I live in near a major school and was getting a lot of out of state students. I'm not opposed to out of staters, but meeting in person is better.

I have to make an expensive trip to Chicago just for the sole purpose of looking for an apartment or roommates. I've yet to contact someone through CL that said it was ok to move in w/o meeting first (a lot of people did the same thing I did and stated the fact that meeting in person was a must). since I'm doing my own roommate search, I can understand, but it is frustrating w/ these long distance moves. so yes, your best bet will be to find a hotel nearby and spend a few days looking at places. if you don't find anything in your time frame, consider looking at sublets or other temp housing (add a few of these to your list when you come to visit) so that you have a temporary place to live while you find a more permanent situation
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