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Old 04-02-2016, 09:53 PM
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Hi everyone!
So I'm an international student in Philly -- and would like to rent a studio/1b in Center City close to the BSL, ideally for less than 1700$.
Does anyone know of any buildings, landlords, management companies that are used to working with us?
What are the conditions usually?
I don't have anyone to cosign the lease, or any income here.
I read some places ask you for 2 months rent in advance in lieu of a cosigner or proof of income (which would be ideal) -- is that true? I'd be willing to pay 6 months upfront at most -- is that a good idea? More just seems too risky.
Also, I noticed some buildings allow you to choose the term of your lease (when applying online). Like 9 months for example. Is that legit? Do they actually allow you to do that?
I'm new to this, so any advice is highly appreciated!

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