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Old 05-21-2013, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Kirkland, WA Formerly Clovis, CA
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Hey guys, I have been looking for IT jobs since i just graduated last weekend with my B.S. in Business Administration Computer Information Systems Option from California State University of Fresno. Anyway, I have a potential job offer that should be finalized tomorrow for about 63k a year. The job would be located in Bellevue, but I would be willing to live just outside the area where there is more affordable rent. Im currently located in the central valley of California and have considered relocation to the PNW for sometime. If i take the position I would need to relocate rather quickly so any tips on finding a place with a job offer acceptance letter? I have done some searching but most threads I see are people relocating places without any employment waiting for them and finding employment after they are there. Any input is greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:24 AM
 
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What are you looking for in a place to live? What is your price range?
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Kirkland, WA Formerly Clovis, CA
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looking for 2 bedrooms, id like to stay within the 1200-1400 range if possible.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Look in Woodinville...lovely community with a lot to do and all the groceries, coffee shops, gyms, parks, farmers markets, book stores, restaurants, pubs you could ask for. More affordable than Bellevue and Kirkland and a pretty easy commute to Bellevue.
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Kirkland, WA Formerly Clovis, CA
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Will do, I got the job offer letter today so I will need to start looking for a place to live. Ill check out Woodinville.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Kirkland, WA Formerly Clovis, CA
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Should an accepted job offer letter be acceptable when looking for places to live? Or should i try to focus on more independent landlords and not property management companies?
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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As long as your earning history is adequate, I don't see a problem. They can always call the employer to confirm.
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:23 PM
 
Location: A little corner of paradise
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My husband started a new job in April, and needed to relocate quickly. We went through a property manager and took previous checkstubs to show pay history, along with his job offer letter. They were fine with that. I got the feeling that property managers are actually fairly used to dealing with this situation. We did find that rentals go insanely quickly. We kept our paperwork with us when viewing places, so we didn't waste time going back to the hotel to get it.
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Wilson502,

Congrats on the job offer, man! $63,000 sounds like I took the wrong career field! haha

Anyway, I graduated from college in December and got a job up here on only an offer letter only. You should be good to go!
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Old 05-25-2013, 01:17 PM
 
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Just my two cents, if you're a new single graduate, Woodinville might be awfully boring. Seems like more of a family town ... look in downtown Kirkland or maybe be more adventurous and live in Seattle proper.
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