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Finding short-term housing

Phoenix-DPhoenix-D Registered User regular
edited April 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
I'm moving from AZ to Miami, FL for a new job. I'm more than a little leery of signing a long-term apartment lease when I can't even see the area, let alone the actual complex. So I'm trying to arrange for a month's worth of housing to check things out first.

I'm finding plenty of places. The problem is they're all A. hotels charging by the night at $60 or more, which is wallet-raping when you're staying for 30 nights, or B. geared to business travelers on expense accounts...i.e. even more wallet raping.

Anyone have any advice for this situation?

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    Mmmm... Cocks...Mmmm... Cocks... Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Well, my college campus is quite small, with the majority of housing off campus. They actually had a list of recommended apartment complexes etc. What suprised me was the number of people who rent out rooms in their home. I mean, I know people would do it but not in this number.

    You could try looking for something like that. They typically charged about the same as a cheap apartment (which sounds like the amount you wanted to spend) so see if you can find something like that down there.
    And I'm sure these kind of people are flexible, so staying a month or so wouldn't sound like a problem.
    Craigslist has a housing section, check that out.

    Good luck.

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    MC MysteryMC Mystery Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Try to track down a corporate housing company. A google search should do the trick. These are companies that will rent you an apartment for x amount of time if you're there on business. Usually they deck it out with furniture and shit as well, I have no idea what they'd charge for a month.

    I worked in Corporate Housing for 4 years, and I have no idea. To be fair my job entailed lifting and toting.

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    mtsmts Dr. Robot King Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    or you can try and find a sublease for a student who is away. those are usually short term nd everything is included, like furniture etc

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