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Housing search on campus begins!

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by rocketman, Jan 9, 2005.

  1. rocketman

    rocketman flying low

    And they're OFF!!

    I'm sure current students and alumni on the board can relate to how ridiculously crazy it is to get a decent 4-6 person house at Ohio State. Well, I'm one of those guys running around campus looking at houses and real estate websites desparately hoping for people who aren't renewing their leases.

    Anyone else had as much as I am right now? Tips from the Alumni? If I find a 6 person house between Lane and 16th thats close to campus, call me one lucky SOB cause it looks like there's nothing right now...
     
  2. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    I know a great house. 6 of us lived there for 3 years. 6 bedrooms including one huge attic room and another huge room with a sunroom. Fenced in yard and driveway w/ plenty of parking. 1539 Summit and Buckeye Realty owns it. I doubt its open right now, but worth comtacting them about it. Great party house.
     
  3. CleveBucks

    CleveBucks Serenity now Staff Member

    Don't pin your hopes on Buckeye Real Estate. They start signing later than the other places, so if you try and wait and get shut out, you're screwed.

    All the landlords pretty much suck. Just know that it comes with the territory of living offcampus.

    If you want a house make sure to ask the current tenants how much they're paying in utilities. If it's an old place (they all are) it probably costs a shitload to heat in the winter and cool in the summer. Mine does.

    Get the current tenants, not the landlord, to give you a tour of the places you're looking at. Ask the tenants what they think of the place, positives/negatives, hidden costs, how is the neighborhood, parking, etc. Any incidents of crime/theft?

    I wouldn't go past Indianola. Then you're too far from class and in a not-as-safe area.

    Sometimes the best way to find a place is to just walk every street looking for "for rent" signs and phone numbers. A lot of the houses aren't owned by one of the big companies. You can find a lot that aren't advertised.
     
  4. strohs

    strohs Go Bucks!

    Buckeye is one of the earlier ones, they start at the end of this week.
    Indianola is fine, getting past summit starts to get iffy in places though.
     
  5. BIATCHabutuka

    BIATCHabutuka out of chaos comes playoffs

    it was about 12 years ago now, but i took over herbie's house when he moved out and it was really nice back then. big back yard and huge (for campus) rooms with hard wood floors. 65 east norwich.
     
  6. stxbuck

    stxbuck Woody wore Sambas

    Gas Light realty on N. High are pretty decent-go to their office and see what they have....
     
  7. BuckeyeTillIDie

    BuckeyeTillIDie The North Remembers

    This is my first year living on campus.

    It's a damn joke how they jack up all the prices for their property.

    I won't be living on campus again next year, it's much cheaper to live somewhere a little further away and just commute.
     
  8. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Buckeyegrad, buckeyefool, myself and another roommate rented fro Oxford Rentals and lived in a building on 18th behind McDonalds. They were pretty good to rent from.

    I also lived in the Inn Town Homes apartment building behind the Ohio Stater Inn on Frambes. It's the stucco building with the parking garage. It sits between the Out R' Inn and BW3's.

    They were pricks who tried to charge us 2 grand when we moved out.

    Fat chance of that happening.
     
  9. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    I partied there many nights...a good portion of the wrestling team stayed in those apartments for a few years and we used to hang out with them.
     
  10. MolGenBuckeye

    MolGenBuckeye Senior

    I also had friends who Inn Town tried to rip off. I'd stay away from them.

    I was in a house on W. 8th for three years. It's a little quieter than North/East campus, which is good or bad, depending on what you're looking for. Our landlord was Sunrise Realty or something like that. They were actually pretty good to us. A lot of the houses down that way have their own parking, which is another big plus. (Though we did have a car stolen from the driveway. :()
     
  11. DA-Bucks

    DA-Bucks Trick shot artist Former FF The Deuce Champ

    I lived on just about every section of Campus, except South of 14th East of High.

    I lived on Highland and 5th south Campus - near Victorian Village. A hike to north campus, but overall not too bad. My then girlfriend, now wife lived on Neil Ave south of 6th St.- actually a really nice house that was affordable. Rare. Off 4th St. around 20th. Forgetaboutit. Neil Ave. North Campus. Best location out of all of them, good for football games, bad for traffic. The whole parking thing blows if you get a place where your landlord takes over the yard and lots for gamedays.

    I suggest you walk around North Campus west of High. Norwhich, Blake, Patterson, etc - some decent houses there in a relatively safe area.

    My real advice is to get the F away from living on campus. You'll always have friends who live there who you can crash at for parties and shit. For me, campus living, while fun most of the time, was a nightmare the rest of the time. Break-ins, drunk drivers smashing my parked car, stolen bike, roommates car was stolen, vandalism, constant noise, no peace, high cost of living for a shitty place, terrible landlords, etc.

    Enjoy!
     
  12. CleveBucks

    CleveBucks Serenity now Staff Member

    I spent 1 year in the dorm and now 4 years just off campus. I'm finally getting to the point where I am looking forward to getting away from all the bullshit. Bad parking, vandalism, crappy places. Haven't had anything happen to my brand new car yet (knock on wood). Hopefully I'll make it til September without a major incident.

    I had a blast staying near campus. Walking distance to all the bars, parties everywhere, stumbling home at 3am, football games, all that crap is great. You have the rest of your life to get away from campus and into the real world. Enjoy it while you can. I know I'll miss it next fall.
     
  13. buckeyefool

    buckeyefool He's back and better than ever!

    The apartments that Thump was talking about that We stayed in on 18th behind McDonalds were great, and the company was pretty good to. They didnt try to screw us over at any point. They had parking passes for behind the building and they were cheap. The room brad had was very small so we made his portion of the rent a little cheaper but other than that no problem with any of it.

    When I moved out move to a place on Maynard, Chestnut Hills Apts. great big place it was on the top floor and huge. Buckeye reality is a bunch of pricks though.
     
  14. strohs

    strohs Go Bucks!

    Im with you, I think im getting off of campus for next year.
    Im sick of parking, and the noise, but will definitly miss being able to walk everywhere.
    Commuting will suck I have a feeling, but at least I can do my homework in peace.
     
  15. BIATCHabutuka

    BIATCHabutuka out of chaos comes playoffs

    well one DUI and you will be able to experience the joys of walking all over again. all my friends that moved way off campus got a DUI that year as opposed to like only a quarterof my friends on campus. play the percentages.
     

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