Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Renting A Small Room


I’ve been thinking for a long time now to find a small room for rent and move (out of my apartment). I’d be doing this to save money on my rent as I finish grad school. Because since I’ve begun getting myself into debt (with student loans) last October then it’s beginning to look more and more like a good idea. And then I can stay there as I get my first job and then I can more easily (read as: more quickly) pay off my debt and start saving to buy an apartment. This is a really good idea.

However, it’s really difficult to find a cheap room these days as I’ve experienced first hand this week and the last (when I began to call and mail around). You’ve really got to be cutthroat fast and call as soon as you see a good, cheap place.

So I’m going to have to tighten my calling and searching skills these next few weeks as my search continues.

Got to be lightning fast.

I also have to talk to the company that administers my apartment. Because they state that they have a 3-month notice normally when terminating your lease, so I’m going to have to ask, what my options are.

I’ll get back to you and let you know how all this progresses at a later time.

How about all of you? How are you sitting with your rent and mortgages?


4 comments to "Renting A Small Room"

Fabulously Broke said...
March 31, 2009 at 2:41 AM

BF and I are doing that at the end of this lease. I guess we're looking for a much cheaper apartment than $1050/month (which I find high), but it's because we're in an elite area.

However, we're planning on moving, so something smaller and cheaper will be better for us.

Am adding you to my reader :)

Fabulously Broke said...
April 1, 2009 at 3:17 PM

We're doing that at the end of May when our lease is up. Staying in the same apartment building, moving to a lower floor, taking a smaller studio room without a bedroom (we don't need a lot of space)...

Should save us about $100+ in rent.

Fabulously Broke said...
April 1, 2009 at 3:18 PM

By the way, love the blog. Am adding it to my reader/blog roll. :)

Fabulously Broke in the City

"Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver."

DH said...
April 3, 2009 at 8:49 AM

Hi Fabulously Broke,
Thanks for your comments! I'm sorry for not getting back to you sooner but I've been gone for a while working on my thesis. But now I'm back. :)

I was just over at your blog, and I could see that you and BF have just signed the lease today! Congratulations! Saving over $100 every month is absolutely great! :) I will definitely follow your story on moving in and setting up house and all. This is a great story. Inspires me to get myself moving as well (whenever the thesis allows this :)

I love your blog as well :) Have added you to my reader too. Looking forward to keeping up to date on your exciting endeavors! Best wishes, DH

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