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    Me and my friends are looking at houses at the moment and one of my friends said that we should start looking NOW and get a house sorted before xmas. But I found this article that pretty much stressed that we shouldn't rush into things http://www.savethestudent.org/accomm...ml#comment-129

    I just wondered what other people thought on the matter? Have you started looking? How late can you leave it? Thanks.
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    best houses go first. decide for yourself
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    Ok so I'm on a gap year so probably not the best person for this..
    However all of my mates have started looking for houses..
    In fact, one of my mates has even put a deposit down since her group liked the house so much
    So i'd get started.. if you want a choice on where you live next year that is
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    (Original post by Mr Disco)
    best houses go first. decide for yourself
    I suppose you are right! There are pros and cons by the looks of things. Some people tell me that best houses go first but on the other hand another of my friends got an amazing house for next to nothing because him and his mates found it in March and the landlord just wanted to sell!
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    best set of housemates > best house

    least that's my thinking.
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    I don't want to live with anyone, someone give me advice. :]
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    If you've found people you want to live with, start looking. If you're not overwhelmed with anything you see before christmas, don't sign anything before christmas. Simples. Nothing wrong with taking your time to look.
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    (Original post by Cicerao)
    I don't want to live with anyone, someone give me advice. :]
    apply for halls again
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    (Original post by mazzie111)
    apply for halls again
    = living with 7, 8, 10 etc students. :\
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    (Original post by Cicerao)
    I don't want to live with anyone, someone give me advice. :]
    I'm glad I'm not the only one. I'd really like to live on my own too. I knew before I came to uni that I liked my own space too much to share, and living in halls has only confirmed it.

    I don't think it's that much different to looking for a house, except you want to make extra sure the landlord/agency will rent to students as some don't seem very willing to for one bed/studio flats. Gumtree and similar sites tend to be a good place to look out for one bed and studio flats as well.

    If you're a quiet boring student like me you could also keep an eye out for people wanting to let out room in their family home as I've noticed a lot of people do it because they can offer you your own separate space (eg, saw an advert a while ago that was bedroom, ensuite, and then your own sitting room and little kitchen on the next floor-so basically it's like having your own little flat but inside a house) but I guess that depends on how on your own you want to be.

    Personally, I can see that finding something within my budget is going to be the most difficult aspect of it though. I do see little flats coming up within my budget near me (although only because I'm not fussy; if it's clean and the carpets aren't too hideous everything else can be fixed with a few throws and cushions) but not very frequently so I think it's going to be the luck of the draw as to what's available nearer the time.
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    (Original post by I'm_Unsafe.)
    If you've found people you want to live with, start looking. If you're not overwhelmed with anything you see before christmas, don't sign anything before christmas. Simples. Nothing wrong with taking your time to look.
    From what I've heard you definitely don't need to start looking now! Most houses arn't even on the market until Jan-Feb, and there are always options right up to next summer (depending on number of bedrooms). So yeah, don't rush into anything as the article says.
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    (Original post by emit.)
    From what I've heard you definitely don't need to start looking now! Most houses arn't even on the market until Jan-Feb, and there are always options right up to next summer (depending on number of bedrooms). So yeah, don't rush into anything as the article says.
    Well it probably depends where you are, we got our house before christmas last year, others waited. This year again, a whole wave of houses have gone up to let in the last couple of weeks. But that's just what Southampton is like. I think the article was more stressing that you shouldn't rush and get any old house rather than not get one at all till later on.
 
 
 
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