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The house I live in has a room available after break, so other probably will too.
You and your future roommates should probably get out there and start looking ASAP.
For future reference, if you want to find a house around State, Oakland, Packard... the so-called "student ghetto", you need to get out there in Sept-October.
My roommates and I literally just went around knocking on doors asking how many bedrooms and if they were resigning next year. The "good" houses go fast, as I'm sure the apartments do.
MGoShtoink is right...if you want to live in the student ghetto, you are WAY to late. However, there are other options.
If you guys are not dead-set on living in an appartment, you can wait until June-August and look for an appartment in a student house north of Division. Generally, that area is typically grad student or older student housing. It is cheaper and closer to alot more (main street, Kerrytown, 5 minute walk to campuse, closer to the hospital, and riverfront) than central campus (south of south University). Typically, the land lords steer their properties to older students who decide later in the process (typically late winter/early spring) by not advertising availability until late spring or summer.
I lived on E. Ann for two years and loved it. It was really quiet but as I said, it was close to alot. My rent was about 450 a month, but it was a room in a house and had roommates. It was a five minute walk to campus...
My friends and I waited until February last year to sign a lease and got a nice apartment in a house down on McKinley by Yost...
BUT we learned from it and got out a month ago and signed for a sweet house on Arch! So stoked to live in the student ghetto another year. Everyone should live down here at least one year
than it is for houses. But OP, look now.
ah yes but we got a 4 bedroom one
Totally underrated and great area to live would be right around east Jefferson, or El Jefe, the Jeffrey, as we used to call it. Anywhere around there definitely still has that student ghetto feel without being to grad-student or ktown hipster.
Shit, we used to sign our leases in october and september. That being said, theres always SOMETHING available, it may just not be as ideal.
when u moved into the dorms
ya there will michigan, but alot of the "best" locations might not be available anymore
as I've only lived in dorms and a house while at Michigan, but if it's anything like looking for a house, then you should get on it ASAP. Most house shopping/searching is done in october-ish, or november on the later end. But again, it might be different for apartments, I'm not sure, but I'd still recommend getting on that soon.
However, there is solid chance there is a surplus of apartments next year—at least on the more expesive end of the spectrum—as there are two more on appartment buildings opening on campus next year (Zaragon West and Landmark) which may reduce the demand for apartments somewhat.
I am sorry in advance for what will happen to your parking lot during the holidays...
EDIT: The Hamilton Place crowd can expect a few planned outages in the spring too. Sorry about that too.
I live on Hamilton...
...it's because of the City Place development on S. Fifth. The west side of Hamilton will be sort of converted to underground feeds to accommodate their requirements. You'll notice a ton of changes around March or so. I know this because I am designing the new feed for the block.
That development is directly behind my house (I awoke this morning to my house shaking from the steamroller flattening the ground). And noted, thanks for the heads up. Is there anywhere I can go to get information on when the planned outtages will be/how long they'll last? Or will DTE notify us of that beforehand?
...for the letters, many of which will be signed by yours truly, will come probably a few weeks before we actually plan to move them to their new circuit (I say "them" because we had to literally build a new circuit for them and Zaragon II, a little further up William by Cottage Inn).
Well, at least as good as planned power outages can get.
Thanks for the heads up again.
The worst one you would experience - the final transfers - would maybe amount to four hours. If it is any consolation, we try not to do these until it is at least consistently mild weatherwise...
You young college folks need to start an MGoFratHouse. It'll be just like Animal House, except with UFRs!
The heirarchy would not be determined by seniority, but rather MGoPoints, every saturday in the fall would be a holiday, and there would be Lloyd Brady posters in all the rooms.
Sounds like a good setup to me.
That would make me sorority house mother.
I don't think I could fend off the beating my girl would perpetrate against me if I announced my plans to move back to the MGoFratHouse in Ann Arbor instead of feeding her cat and making dinner.
We have some ladies on here.
She'd have to get her own username and points though.
If she's that tough we'll make her chairwoman in charge of hazing.
This bitch be evil. Giving her hazing powers is just asking for a lawsuit and/or having to hide a body upstairs at 'Skeeps.
Also, I'm pretty sure Brian would cave under questioning. We can't risk this shit.
You know stashing the hobo bodies are MGoBlog Club Meeting 101. Like THAT'S anything new.
Poster in every room? Wouldn't you just install him as house mascot and have him live there with you?
We don't do mascots.
That being said, we'd absolutely welcome into the MGoFrat no questions asked. He could be our president. Him or Brian.
All hail our founding father Brian!
..this is our Old School moment, and just think we already have our tagline, "You're my boy Blue!"
You should have rushed. Then you wouldn't have to worry about all of this until you're older.
Rushing was your best option if you wanted to live in total filth as a sophomore. Never understood paying that much to live like that...to each their own I guess
but ours was cleaned once a week the one year I lived in the house. I can't say the same for any other place I lived while in school.
Also, the price to live in the fraternity wasn't all that far off from what I would have paid anywhere else, and I got two squares prepared everyday by a hired cook.
From your comment, it is implied that you didn't live in a house and I'm guessing your exposure to fraternities was pretty minimal. Referring to the conditions as "total filth" is an inaccurate generalization.
My current roomate and I found our place last February. It's just the two of us, but there was a good amount of decent housing (apartments for 2) availabe. Our spot is on Packard by Greenwood. The more roomates you have the harder it's going to get. So get on it asap, but a great apartment late in the game is not out of the question.
Signed my lease for Geddes Hill apts last month after frustratingly swinging and missing on a few houses.
You folks will experience a few planned outages thanks to the construction at the SE corner of S. University and S. Forest. The whole area will be on a new circuit in the 2013 timeframe, so you have some time to plan yet.
Ah, construction on South U and Forest sounds like Landmark. Thanks for the heads up.
Are you responsible for my midnight power outage this past week? I woke up to a pool in the kitchen (mini-fridge) and froze my balls off in the shower!
unless we were supposed to shut it off then, the answer would be "not personally, no". We tried a midnight shutdown once...once. I ended up in court explaining why a pneumatic wrench made a lot of noise. I am not joking here.
In fact, anyone who was near Zingerman's Deli on a crisp March night this year....yeah, that was my fault in part.
For OP- Might have changed as they got bigger, but CMB management who ran it was family owned and run. Great people. Think the two daughters took it over, but they own so much now, it probably isn't the personal touch anymore. But I'd contact them, and they can tell you what properties have space all over town. I went from there to over on McKinley, closer to the athletic campus. And you'll at least have a good idea what's around town and where, even if you go in another direction.
i've leased decent one-bedroom apartments twice, once on main st. just off hill, and once on hill essentially across the street from quickie burger, in the summer just before the year started. in fact, i got the latter place in the space of a week in august, and moved in less than a month later. i also did all that with a dog, which limited the options more than usual.
so, there's less available now than there would have been a month ago, but you'll find something ok if you're on your own. if you're looking for something with multiple bedrooms, you should feel a little more urgency to get started now.
may be available. Not quite the same in 2011 as when I left it in 1986:
FWIW The guy who sits on the porch always says hi to me, so there's that.
is owned by a guy named ray. He is a retired mail man and expert gardener. He lives a half a block from me. May actually be the world's nicest person.
Haha yeah he's great. We got to talking to him and he told us that Elvis Grbac used to live in our house!
I knew I recognized Ray's house! I lived at the one just north of him last year! Cool guy, always playing jazz records.
I was back there just a few weeks ago taking field notes for a project...
I also noticed that somebody put fiber lines on my steel poles (yes, mine, for I designed them) at Packard and Division for the first time too. Asshole, whoever it is.....
Landlord is especially nice to mgobloggers : ) Nice view of Crisler/the Big House and practice facility.
I'm not from the area and didnt go to
Michigan, what's average rent like around AA?
I'd say around $500 a bedroom or so, increasing with fewer occupants.
Also, I used to live in that house! There was also a shooting there last year. But, it's a great place and the landlord is very friendly.
Of a shooting where you lived, and your username.
My soph year my friends and I were looking for a place and we didn't start till either January or February and we still found some decent places. If you're looking for prime real estate, that was probably mostly gone within the first few weeks of the leasing cycle. If you're just looking for a place, you'll survive, but I would definitely start shopping the A2 housing market right about now
I've signed leases in October, and I've signed leases in April. I would not recommend doing April, as it can be stressful, but there are bunch of good apartments still available now. If you only have one or two roommates, it won't be difficult at all. 4 people or more is really difficult this time of year.
This was the most interesting thing on this board the whole day.
Now I'm invested. You have to let us know what you got and how it compared to pre-season projections.
We're definitely going to need some charts (and maps, complete with circles and arrows ... ).
For having a major that exclusively held classes in the CCRB and the Observatory Lodge, living up on North Campus 3 out of my 4 years was pretty sweet. Made a nice separation of work and play.
That being said, if you dare to venture that far north, there's Parc Pointe Apts who are pretty laid back and always have vacancies. Not the nicest place, but it was just dandy my final year.
829 Tappan, it's on the same street as the Tri-Delt house. The apartments on the 3rd floor are very spacious, though Zaragon they are not. You can fit 2-4 in the two bedrooms.
I got into a lease in January, a few years back another friend got one there in August (not recommended).
If you want a fancy place definitely look elsewhere, but the convenience of location really can't be beat if you're in LSA.
Good luck to you!
something like $1400 for a 2 bedroom.
I split my room with a friend, though, so my rent was ~ $360.
Heating is included, which is really nice.
Your a little late. A good goal is to start looking at housing right when the school year begins and to sign by early october. You'll be able to find some places, it just probably won't be your first choice.
Like others have said- if you want the really best locations and nicest homes on campus you've gotta start your search in September or October. But if you want to live a little farther away (8-10 minute walk) you can search now or even in the summer. The prices will be a lot cheaper (houses desperately trying to get filled). I guarantee you there will be places available next July, with Landmark and Zaragon West being built this year. My roommates and I found our last house in July and looked at a few others before deciding on it. I found the house I'm living in now in early September!
Zaragon west is already accepting leases. I highly reccomend this place if you can afford it. Brand new facilities ( contracted to local businesses- if you care) and the location is sweet. Good luck.
Signed for a house on Dewey Street about 3 weeks ago and it was literally the last decent house that was reasonably priced we could find. Good luck in your search