My friend and I are looking to room together in Washington, DC, and we've decided to expand our search to include larger, company-managed buildings in addition to smaller, privately-owned buildings. I've rented twice from private landlords so I know how that works just fine, but big building rentals are new for both of us. Any advice, MetaFilter? [more inside]
Several roommates and I moved out of an apartment in DC this summer that is owned by a large corporate company (coughAvalonBaycough). We’d been in the apartment for almost four years. Before we moved out, staff from the building signed off on paperwork stating that there was no visible damage. A month later we get an incredibly bogus set of damage charges from the building for nearly $1,000. We already got our security deposit back, but they’re threatening to send us to collections over these new charges. [more inside]
Asking for a couple of friends living in Washington, D.C. They signed a lease and put down security deposits to rent a two-bedroom condo with move in on Saturday. The guy just called them and said that he's changed his mind, and he doesn't want to rent the place anymore and he is currently living there. What can they do about it since they haven't actually moved in yet? [more inside]
Moving from England to Washington DC - advice? I'm moving with my wife to Washington DC in the summer from England to start a job downtown. I'd like your thoughts on finding a place, neighbourhoods, logistics and cultural stuff. [more inside]
I'm looking for short-term housing in DC for May, June, and July. I've seen this great thread, but I'm wondering if there have been any updates since then or if there are summer-specific options. [more inside]
Help! I need a hand finding an apartment in DC for 3 people all about to commute in different directions.
Help! I need a hand finding an apartment in DC for 3 people all about to commute in different directions. [more inside]
I need advice for finding an apartment in DC, in particular the Columbia Heights, Shaw, or Mt. Pleasant neighborhoods. [more inside]
Where should we live in Alexandria, VA? [more inside]
I need advice on where to live in Northern Virginia--one of us will be commuting to Prince William county and the other will be headed into D.C.. How can we split the difference to minimize the traffic pain. [more inside]
A friend is moving to DC and is trying to find a 2 bedroom apartment in a cool, trendy area (read: in DC/NW, metro-accessable) but she doesn't have a lot of money to spend. Any tips for finding a good place at a bargain? She's exhausted craigslist, the Post classifieds, the City Paper...any suggestions?