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Old 06-16-2012, 09:16 AM
 
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Just wanted to add my experience: 7 years ago I took a professional (but part-time so very low paying) job in Iowa City. It started in May. I found a teeny house right on the river south of town for $650 a month through an ad in the paper. It was a WONDERFUL living experience, and I have a fund of great stories to tell about that home. Have you ever watched a river during a hail storm? So beautiful! Things may have changed in 7 years, but just wanted folks to know that anything is possible if you just keep your eyes open and look beyond the obvious.
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:45 PM
 
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Consider looking at Coralville too if you still have the time. Rents there are pretty low but you pay for it with longer commutes to the University.
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