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What is the best way to find housing in the South Bay area?

My husband has a job in Campbell, CA, and we've been looking at Craigslist and Zillow and Realtor.com for places to live. We've already had an attempted scam via CL and I don't want to waste time with other useless sites. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by lysdexic on Aug 3, 2014 - 9 answers

Mefites of New York: Where should I live in NYC?

So, I'm moving to New York, and the housing situation looks really complicated. I have a friend I can crash with for a week or two, but I would ideally like to find a place soon after I arrive in the city in early August. I have no idea which areas I should be looking in, or what's reasonable for my budget. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 18, 2014 - 30 answers

I don't know cities, and I especially don't know this city

I'm interviewing for a postdoc position at the University of Chicago next month. I've never lived in a big city and I don't know much about Chicago at all. I'm going to be visiting and would like to at least get a feel for where I might want to live as a 30-something single woman, and how I would safely get back and forth from work. Advice please? [more inside]
posted by you're a kitty! on May 29, 2014 - 18 answers

Searching for moving to Santa Barbara

How would one conduct a search for renting a place in Santa Barbara? What peculiarities of the market should I know? [more inside]
posted by cacophony on Mar 24, 2014 - 3 answers

Apartment recommendations in Silicon Valley

I'm moving to California from Michigan to take a job at HP. Do you have recommendations for a 2 bedroom apartment that meets my needs? Safety and dog walkability are prime concerns. Especially interested in perspectives on Prometheus Apartments Metropolitan and Americana. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 26, 2014 - 10 answers

please help: might I have lost everything I own?

I dropped off all my possessions (pretty much everything I own) in boxes at a local storage facility in the UK (in awful circumstances - details below) and failed to get a receipt, only a verbal agreement that they would do my paperwork by email, and deliver my boxes in a month's time. I then had to leave the country. Four weeks later, I've yet to receive any invoice or confirmation. I've called and emailed several times and have been told in a genial but rather brusque way that they will get in touch, but so far no email. I'm heading back to the UK soon and want to get my boxes delivered this weekend. Still no invoice or receipt. I am FREAKING OUT that they are being so flaky. I am having panicky visions of them losing or selling all my things, and me showing up in the UK with basically the clothes on my back and nothing else. Have I made a terrible mistake? Is there anything I can do? Apologies in advance for long freaking-out-ness below the jump. [more inside]
posted by starcrust on Sep 16, 2013 - 10 answers

Possibly Moving back to London- Help?

Hi, I am considering moving back to London after over a decade in NYC. I have a few questions that I am curious about. But after just typing and erasing them- I am just going to ask how other people have found the differences between living and working in (not visiting!) the two cities. [more inside]
posted by bquarters on Jun 1, 2013 - 4 answers

How to find an accessible apartment in Oakland?

Where can I find listings for wheelchair-accessible apartments in North Oakland? Sites, organizations, amenable landlords, types of buildings that are easy to make accessible...? [more inside]
posted by petery on May 25, 2013 - 5 answers

Working as a massage therapist in Vermont

Hi! I´m planning to move from Uruguay to the US around the end of the year. This will probably be the preface of many questions to come (as these two countries couldn´t be any more different). I still have to decide exactly where in the US to live, so please help me decide. [more inside]
posted by Fermin on Apr 27, 2013 - 16 answers

Which neighborhoods should I be considering in the DC area?

I am moving to DC this fall to work in biglaw. The pay is high, but so are my student loans, which I would like to pay off ahead of schedule. Where should I live? Snowflakes within. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 11, 2013 - 22 answers

Where should I live: Richmond, VA edition

I may be relocating to Richmond for work soon and have been trying to get a read on where to live in the city. After reading this previously I wanted to see what's changed in the last 6 years. The most important things to me in an apartment are: safety, kitchen space, and quiet. I tend to work long hours and like my apt to be the place that I can finally relax in. Thanks in advance!
posted by msfrizzle on Mar 15, 2013 - 6 answers

Can you start a new business ( private cooking classes) in Asheville, nc

I am considering moving to Asheville and hear a lot about how hard it is to make a living there and how over saturated it is already with entrepreneurs. I am in my mid 50's and have been a successful private chef who is now teaching cooking in various small schools and in private homes. I am not thrilled with the northeast weather and thought of Asheville as a relocation spot. Having just visited there it seemed there is a lot of food buzz going on- I know it's a "foodie" town and think I might be able to succeed there. I am concerned about the rising cost of buying a house in the area and that I could find enough work there. Any input?
posted by privatechef on Feb 6, 2013 - 16 answers

Renting in the UK

Moving to England! Help us make our UK renting experience go as smoothly as possible. [more inside]
posted by harujion on Aug 29, 2012 - 16 answers

Kind of maybe moving, Mr. Landlord

Job opportunity has quickly come up in new city, but nothing settled. Would have to be there October 1 though, what do I tell landlord? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2012 - 5 answers

I am considering a position at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) main campus. Where in Chicago should I live?

Where in Chicago should I live if I take a position at the Illinois Institute of Technology? [more inside]
posted by cycleback on Apr 13, 2012 - 7 answers

Headed Down South to the Land of the Pines, Tumbin' My Way Into North Caroline..

I'm moving to Durham, NC. Help! [more inside]
posted by Dorinda on Mar 30, 2012 - 11 answers

Suggest some Bay Area (peninsula) neighborhoods that will meet our needs

Bay Area Housing Filter: Partner has been offered a great job in Santa Clara (Hooray!) Where might we live that would not reduce our quality of life and/or suck up all the extra income? [more inside]
posted by paddingtonb on Mar 16, 2012 - 13 answers

possibly homeward bound for the PNW

Might be making a move back to the North West for a job. Tell me everything you know about McMinnville, OR housing, life, etc. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 6, 2011 - 4 answers

Dense, walkable, cute affordable Canadian cities?

Asking this question for my mom: where should I live in Canada? (criteria: dense small city, pretty, affordable, walkable, climate not too cold.) [more inside]
posted by Jeanne on Jul 9, 2011 - 27 answers

Looking for an apartment in Austin

Looking for an apartment in Austin for this fall. Help me figure out what to do. [more inside]
posted by SuperNova on Jun 14, 2011 - 16 answers

Where do I live in Toronto?

Where should I live in Toronto, Ontario, and how should I go about looking for a place? [more inside]
posted by Phire on May 5, 2011 - 20 answers

Pitching tents on campus is apparently not uncommon.

Moving from Seattle to Stockholm for graduate school this summer: how far in advance of the August 29th semester start should I fly out in order to maximize my chances of renting an apartment before all other students arrive? Also, where should I stay while I'm looking for a place to live? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Apr 28, 2011 - 18 answers

Apartment hunting troubles

I'm looking for an apartment in or near Lancaster, PA. Where else should I look outside of CL and the newspaper? [more inside]
posted by pilibeen on Jul 7, 2010 - 3 answers

How do we swap houses with our landlord as smoothly as possible?

We have two months to plan a house switch. My housemates and I currently live in a fairly nice three bedroom, two and a half bath row house. Our landlord and his family live in a much nicer four bedroom, three and a half bath row house about half a mile away. At our landlord’s request, we are switching houses around September 1.* We want to make this transition as painless as possible, how can we do that? [more inside]
posted by SugarAndSass on Jul 1, 2010 - 13 answers

Apartment resources in Burlington, VT?

Where should I and my girlfriend live in or around Burlington, VT while I attend UVM as a doctoral student? [more inside]
posted by scrim on Apr 5, 2010 - 9 answers

Where do I live near Vanderbilt?

[anyone-looking-for-a-housemate-filter?] Moving to Nashville, going to Vanderbilt, already freaking out 4 months in advance of figuring out where I'm going to live. [more inside]
posted by circle_b on Apr 3, 2010 - 4 answers

I'm moving moving, out out, to Cali Cali

Moving from Milwaukee, WI to take a job in Carlsbad, CA - what should I know, and where should I live? [more inside]
posted by Never Better on May 29, 2009 - 14 answers

Where should a young, social guy live in the Denver area?

I'm a 22 year old engineer who recently visited the Denver area, loved it, and decided after living in upstate NY my whole life (minus college) to try city living. Where should I look? [more inside]
posted by pennstatephil on Jan 22, 2009 - 14 answers

putting everything together

Moving out of my own apartment into a communal house (again). Best practices? [more inside]
posted by streetdreams on Oct 7, 2008 - 9 answers

Don't sh*t where you eat?

RoommateConflictFilter: I'm a guy in my mid-20s living in a bachelor pad with two other similarly-aged guys. The two roommates have had a huge falling out (over a girl, naturally) on month two of a twelve-month lease, and after days of constantly talking about it, it seems like the only solution is for one of them to move out. The only thing that we've agreed on is that I'm not going anywhere. So now what? We're all on the lease, and I want to make sure that nobody gets burnt any worse than has already happened. [more inside]
posted by adamk on Aug 6, 2008 - 22 answers

Moving to Wilmington, NC

We're moving to the beach! But, I would like a few specifics about life in Wilmington, NC. [more inside]
posted by sara is disenchanted on Jul 5, 2008 - 5 answers

Homeward bound. Well, temporarily.

Sublet/short term (dog friendly) housing in Los Angeles. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Jun 28, 2008 - 4 answers

How to avoid unwanted roach passengers in a move, and the ethics of informing potential tenants

2 questions about cockroaches and moving house, one practical, one moral. [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Apr 2, 2008 - 17 answers

Indy, Indiana, not Louisiana, Paris, France, NY or Rome

Moving to Indianapolis, need neighborhood recommendations. [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Mar 21, 2008 - 7 answers

Moving to Houston, eh!

So after 5 years of swimming in the cold waters of Norway, the arcticseals are migrating to the warmer zones of Houston. Which brings us to the obvious question that all newcomers ask: Where should we live? [more inside]
posted by arcticseal on Mar 16, 2008 - 6 answers

North-central Massachusetts

May be relocating to north-central Massachusetts. Areas to avoid? [more inside]
posted by mr_crash_davis on Jun 21, 2007 - 19 answers

Seattle's Best...Family Housing?

Where to start looking for older, affordable family housing in Seattle? [more inside]
posted by hrbrmstr on Jun 5, 2007 - 13 answers

How can I find housing in a city I've barely visited?

[Chicago Filter] Moving to Chicago in June. Start work 2 days later. No time to go to Chicago before the move. What's the best way to find an apt? (Everyone on CL wants to meet me first, which isn't possible.) [more inside]
posted by moooshy on Apr 28, 2007 - 17 answers

Finding a place to sleep near the fishes...

Should I hire someone to find me a rental in Baltimore? [more inside]
posted by QIbHom on Apr 11, 2007 - 11 answers

moving to Sydney with kids

My husband has just been offered a job in Sydney, Australia. We have two sons, 6 and 9. We currently live in the US. While we are extremely excited about moving, we know nothing about Australia. Ive read the travel books, but am trying to find out about schools, housing, etc. we should be moving in late June. Any info would be great. Thanks in advance!
posted by BaugusC on Apr 6, 2007 - 21 answers

American moving to the GTA

American moving to the greater Toronto area... [more inside]
posted by the dief on Mar 30, 2007 - 29 answers

Fun places to live in Madrid.

What is a fun area to live in Madrid? La Latina? [more inside]
posted by slimepuppy on Mar 9, 2007 - 10 answers

Twin Cities housing recommendation

Attention Minneapolis mefites: Looking for housing advice. [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs on Feb 5, 2007 - 12 answers

Moving to FL

Hi, I wondered if any of you knew about where to live in Naples, Florida. My husband and I are in our mid-thirties, with 6 month baby. If the web is to be believed the average age is 137 and all there is to do is shopping and hurricane boarding and hoarding. We are a pretty hip couple moving from Brooklyn NY. We really enjoyed our neighbors and sense of community in Brooklyn but now our husband's job is moving us down to FL. We will probably rent in the short term and would like to be within walking distance of the beach and shops. Any advice would be great, thanks.
posted by libelula on Dec 1, 2005 - 13 answers

Should I pay for an apartment listing service?

Should I pay for an apartment listing service? [more inside]
posted by jclovebrew on Oct 21, 2005 - 5 answers

Where in Greenville SC should my friends look for a house?

Some friends just accepted jobs in Greenville, SC (moving from Boston area). Before they'll be able to hook up with a realtor, they want to do some house-hunting online. Does anyone have suggestions for towns to look at or towns to avoid? [more inside]
posted by thinds66 on Jun 11, 2005 - 4 answers

Looking for Housing in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Help me find residential (NON-vacation) housing in San Juan, Puerto Rico please [more inside]
posted by buddha9090 on Jun 9, 2005 - 2 answers

Finding a Roommate

How to find a roommate: I need to find a place to live. I've always lived with friends, but that's not an option right now. I'm looking for a room on craigslist and bostonapartments.com but pickings are slim. I feel like there must be some other big sites out there, but I don't know what they are, and googling only turns up paid sites. Where else should I be looking? [more inside]
posted by duck on Mar 29, 2005 - 10 answers

need advice for subletting my apartment

I am going to sublet my apartment for the last three months of my lease. I saw the question and comments here , but have a slightly different set of concerns about how to do this [more inside]. [more inside]
posted by picklebird on Mar 23, 2005 - 11 answers

Where should I buy a home in Cleveland, Ohio?

[MovingtoCleveland filter] My SO and I are moving to Cleveland. We have some questions about life choices, buying a house in a new city, and Cleveland in particular. [MI] [well, OH actually]. [more inside]
posted by googly on Jan 23, 2005 - 24 answers

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