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Apartment searching in competitive area... tips?

I have started searching for potential apartments almost two months ahead of time to get a feel for size / rent for places in the neighborhood I like. I have quickly learned it's a very popular place to live, and I could use advice on etiquette when going through this process. I feel like it's almost like a job interview. Below is a scenario I encountered and if it doesn't work out, then what can I learn from it? Any owner/landlord input would be greatly appreciated! [more inside]
posted by hillabeans on Jul 15, 2013 - 8 answers

Silicon Valley apartment hunting

I'm looking for an apartment in Mountain View. Any tips or tricks? [more inside]
posted by value of information on Sep 9, 2012 - 8 answers

Finding Home, Avoiding Scammers: Craigslist Edition

How do I avoid Craigslist real-estate shysters? Added wrinkle: long-distance. [more inside]
posted by xenization on Jul 30, 2012 - 13 answers

How best to use Airbnb as a host?

I finally got my act together and put my Brooklyn apartment up on Airbnb this morning. I'm a little surprised to be already receiving inquiries, and I realize now I really don't know how to vet these potential renters. For those who have hosted through the site before, what criteria do you use? Is no photo a red flag or is that normal? Is it suspicious or ordinary for them not to have much of a profile filled out? Are there specific questions I should be asking in my initial reply? (Will it make them suspicious if I ask for identifying information?) Are there scams to watch out for? Is there anything you'd add to a listing to head off potential trouble? [more inside]
posted by nobody on Jul 7, 2012 - 11 answers

What do landlords want to know?

Looking for a new apartment. Landlords of MeFi, what information should be in the initial email? [more inside]
posted by Nibbly Fang on Jul 1, 2012 - 7 answers

Why is nobody replying to my sublet emails?

I am trying to find a summer sublet in Portland on Craigslist. I have sent out a handful of responses to ads, but so far, I haven't gotten any responses--not even a "sorry, it's been filled" or a "sorry, you're not what we are looking for". Is this standard when looking for sublets in a major city, or should I be rethinking the wording of my contact email? [more inside]
posted by wondercow on May 2, 2012 - 14 answers

Looking for living in Boulder. Please help.

I've been struggling with finding a place to live for my friend and I for the month of July in Boulder, CO. I feel like I've exhausted everything...craigslist, AirBnB, VRBO. What are we doing wrong and where should we be looking? Is the summer rental market in Boulder that tough? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Jun 8, 2011 - 11 answers

Advice for finding good sublet->rental on E/F train in manhattan.

NYC Realestate filter. Best ways to find an apartment sublet this August, and then a rental. Must be on the E/F subway line. Questions about subletting/renting -> Clinton/MidtownEast/LIC-queens neighborhoods follow. [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on May 6, 2011 - 1 answer

How do I get rid of this darn mattress?

How do I get rid of my mattress that I don't want? [more inside]
posted by arveale on Mar 19, 2011 - 14 answers

Help me find a great place to live in SF!

I need to find a room to rent in San Francisco. Is there somewhere aside from Craigslist that I should be looking? Thanks!
posted by sumiami on Dec 2, 2010 - 6 answers

Renting an apartment on Craigslist - 4 very similar applicants. Is this a scam?

Renting an apartment on Craigslist - 4 very similar applicants. Is this a scam? [more inside]
posted by bradn on May 1, 2008 - 11 answers

Question about short-lease of a brownstone in NYC

NYC-vacation-rental-filter: we're on the cusp of agreeing to rent a six room brownstone in Williamsburg, but before we do, I need to know what we're getting into from people who have had similar experiences. [more inside]
posted by bjork24 on Jan 26, 2008 - 6 answers

SEATTLE: Help us find a nice rental home with a soul!

SEATTLE: I'm looking for internet resources to find rental apartments, condos, houses [more inside]
posted by Bob Dobbs on Jan 6, 2008 - 10 answers

How do I figure out the best time to rent?

Is there somewhere on the web that offers analyses of the best time to look for an apartment in an area (specifically, Berkeley/Northern Oakland)? Or, alternately, is Craig's List conveniently archived somewhere? [more inside]
posted by one_bean on Apr 9, 2007 - 13 answers

Has craigslist really destroyed the local paper's rental listings? What now?

Is craigslist now the only place to search for apartments in urban areas of the U.S.? What does this mean for the significant share of the population that is not computer literate? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Sep 29, 2006 - 17 answers

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