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JM^3
02-12-2005, 18:59:10
I am looking in newport news

I would like to move down in two-three weeks

I moved only once to an area where I didn't know anyone (actually, I know a couple people here, not many though), I ended up with a good roomate, but I don't know how common that is (and I used the campus forum to find her)

Jon Miller

Walrus Feeder
02-12-2005, 19:12:48
Why Newport? A girl I met whilst travelling in the Summer said it was a bit grim! Easyroommate.com is a good website to start finding possible flat/houseshares though.

The Norks
02-12-2005, 19:14:37
just make sure you meet them before you agree to move in

Japher
02-12-2005, 19:30:29
craig's list, newspaper, school boards

Lazarus and the Gimp
02-12-2005, 19:32:44
Originally posted by Walrus Feeder
Why Newport? A girl I met whilst travelling in the Summer said it was a bit grim!

That's the Newport in Wales.

Japher
02-12-2005, 19:35:24
Newport News, Virginia

It's were they make all the nuclear subs!

JM^3
02-12-2005, 19:39:24
Newport News, Virginia

It's where Jefferson Lab is, where my experiment is.

I don't think their are any Craig's list for here.

Jon Miller

Japher
02-12-2005, 19:48:15
there aren't I checked

Frozen Frog
02-12-2005, 19:53:20
What the hell kind of a name is Newport News anyway. They named the town after the local rag?

Japher
02-12-2005, 19:59:21
look what you made me do:

The name of Newport News has long been a puzzle to those curious about the origin of place names. To this day nobody really knows how the City got its name. Several versions are recorded. One popular explanation holds that when the first Jamestown, Virginia colonists left to return to England after the Starving Time of 1610, they encountered Captain Christopher Newport's ship in the James River off Mulberry Island, and learned that reinforcements of men and supplies had arrived, and that the colonists need not abandon Jamestown. Thus the City was named for Newport's good news. Less dramatically, the city may have derived its name from an old English word "news" meaning "new town." Another theory is that the original name was New Port Neuce, named for a person with the name Neuce and the town's place as a new seaport. That the name was formerly written as Newport's News is verified by numerous early documents and maps, and by local tradition. The change to Newport News apparently was brought about by usage, for by 1851 the Post Office Department sanctioned New Port News as the name of the first post office, and in 1866 it approved the name as Newport News.



http://www.reference.com/browse/wiki/Newport_News,_Virginia

Frozen Frog
02-12-2005, 20:01:42
Reality? I ask a question like that on a Friday and all that you offer me in reply is reality?

JM^3
02-12-2005, 20:04:13
what I can think to look for (this is for an apartment for myself, I don't like living by myself for long lengths of time, it might be best for this experiment though.. it also might be best to live with someone else, but how much cheaper should that be?):

make sure the rent agreement is for 6months, 3months, or 1month

price is less then $750 (I would prefer it to be less then $600, but there are some things I would allow it to increase for)

I only need 1 bedroom, or a studio

Jon Miller
(I don't plan on staying here a full year..)

JM^3
02-12-2005, 20:07:09
for roommates, I don't really know what to look for either

I ended up with a good one when I moved out to DC (Joanna was her name)

in undergrad I had a random roommate all 4 years (I lived in the dorms all 4 years)

my second was attrocious, and I ended up requesting to move out (and had a miserable time way up in an attic...)

my first and third were ok, but I didn't share anything in common with them really

my fourth I shared the most in common with, but I started ignoring him for my final semester (I wanted to spend time with my old freinds)

I don't really want to live in the same room with someone again.. (my room tends towards being very messy.. I can generally keep it out of the rest of the house though)

Jon Miller

JM^3
02-12-2005, 20:19:20
what does this mean?

"Income Restrictions apply: 1 person- Max 24,840.00 2 persons- Max 28,380.00 3 persons- Max 31,920.00 4 persons- Max 35,520.00 5 persons- Max 38,340.00 6 persons- Max 41,160.00"

JM

Frozen Frog
02-12-2005, 20:21:29
They only rent to persons or groups of persons who'se total yearly income doesn't go above said amount?

Japher
02-12-2005, 20:22:23
probably Section 8, move on

JM^3
02-12-2005, 20:27:48
k

thety ahve a 1 year lease anyway

JM
(my sister is section 8..)

JM^3
02-12-2005, 20:28:54
how much is a fitness center worth?

I would pay for one if I needed to (I really need a gym, I have a hard enough time trying to get into shape with having a gym, if I don't have one I would imagine my shape would get terrible)

JM

Japher
02-12-2005, 20:34:24
you could try a Roommate Matching website

JM^3
02-12-2005, 20:38:12
yeah, I will do that also

JM

JM^3
02-12-2005, 20:39:57
it is looking like decent apartments are 500-750+

now how cheap should I look for a housemate?

I think $400, if it is a decent place would be ok, but would I pay more? (if a decent apartment is only $600)

Jon Miller

JM^3
02-12-2005, 20:41:45
to compare, ~400 is sort of standard for a share of a house or apartment in College Park, where decent appartments are 800+ (to get to the ~750 ones here you would be paying in CP over 1k)

Jon Miller

JM^3
02-12-2005, 21:05:41
what does furnished mean? (I know it means somethings are there.. but what all does it mean?)

is it a good thing, or a bad thing (if the apartment is still cheap.. like ~500)

JM

JM^3
02-12-2005, 21:30:32
the roommate finder you have to pay for if you want to email others..

I put on my profile.. but haven't paid.. if I see something that I will jump at (but why?) then I will pay..

it is weird

there are other roommate finder websites, I will try

also, I think the College of William and Mary is nearby..

JM

JM^3
02-12-2005, 22:08:44
the roommate search thing is full of guys looking for women roommates

and also a korean woman looking for a lifepartner/roommate

JM

JM^3
04-12-2005, 06:24:36
hmm.. my ad may have attracted all the weirdos

(one couple who by their link seems to be looking for someone to share in their kink, another guy who seems nice enough, but a little strange..)

JM

Koshko
04-12-2005, 06:51:26
Honestly I would not want to move in with a stranger even if it would save money.

JM^3
04-12-2005, 07:14:15
I did 4 times in college, and once when I first moved here in grad school

all but 1 were ok

but maybe I should quit while I am ahead

JM