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FutureMon
Ach Du Lieber
Premium,ExMod 2002-05
join:2000-10-05
Seaside, CA
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·Suddenlink

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Re: Moving to the Monterey Area...

So now I have a dilemma.

I got an email back from the lady in the apartment complex who was going to rent a room and a bathroom to me for $600/mo - the one who lives in the same apartment complex as the one I essentially just chose for the furnished studio @ $985/mo.

I had sent her an email previously saying that I had found a furnished studio in the same complex for $985/mo and that I was probably going to take that instead. She replied "I was looking forward to meeting you; Thought you'd have been a good roommate..."

So now, I'm wondering if the extra $385/mo for my "own place" is really worth the difference. Have access to a much larger 2br apartment with a private room and bathroom or be in a 345sq. ft place I can call my own and do what I want when I want.

The studio comes with a 6 month lease, so I'm stuck there that long even if I find a better place sooner than that.

The sub-let would be month-to-month and I'd be saving more than the additional $385/mo in the process by not having to carry my own cable/internet and utilities...

I'm trying to get her to answer my question regarding whether or not she was going to tell apartment management about the sub-let or not. She's apparently had people in there before, and the last thing I want to do is get in trouble or be told I can't stay because she got in trouble by not telling them. I don't like trying to hide things like that.

Next question; if I were to take her up on the room and stay there for say, 3 months, when I find a new place how do I account for that period of time in the new rental agreement "prior residence" listing. If the sub-let is all on the up-and-up with the apartment then it's no big deal, otherwise it seems like I'd be "off the grid" and it might be a problem to who I try to rent from next. Even with utilities it's sort of like that auto insurance question "how long have you had continuous insurance..."

I don't have a lot of experience when it comes to things like this.

- FM
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FutureMon
Ach Du Lieber
Premium,ExMod 2002-05
join:2000-10-05
Seaside, CA
Reviews:
·Suddenlink

She did get back to me and stated that it would all be on the up-and-up, that the apartment complex would be notified of my stay, so I'd get my own access card etc etc...

so it looks like I'll probably take her up on the offer. Going to drive out this weekend to take a look at the room to see what's there and what I may be able to fit of my own stuff...

- FM
--
Q: How many theoretical physicists specializing in general relativity does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Two. One to hold the bulb and one to rotate the universe.