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    I just posted this in the Queen Mary subforum but figured this was also an appropriate place to ask. Here's my post from there:

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    I've heard a lot of good things about the Bow Area, but I don't want to apply for a loan and the flats I've seen there seem a bit too "well off". I'd also prefer not to flatshare, because I seriously need my privacy and quiet time.

    I was hoping people here had suggestions for me, with budget and isolation in mind. Is Bow Area more affordable than it seems? I tried looking up prices online and could only find "buy a flat upfront" options instead of the being able to just rent one for a year. Am I going about it the wrong way?

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    Thank you all in advance!
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    I just posted this in the Queen Mary subforum but figured this was also an appropriate place to ask. Here's my post from there:

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    I've heard a lot of good things about the Bow Area, but I don't want to apply for a loan and the flats I've seen there seem a bit too "well off". I'd also prefer not to flatshare, because I seriously need my privacy and quiet time.

    I was hoping people here had suggestions for me, with budget and isolation in mind. Is Bow Area more affordable than it seems? I tried looking up prices online and could only find "buy a flat upfront" options instead of the being able to just rent one for a year. Am I going about it the wrong way?

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    Thank you all in advance!
    Any reason why you don't want to take out the loan? You only repay when you earn over a certain amount post uni. You'll need to be really well off to afford your own place in London, even most professionals on £20,000 salaries have to house share. If you have a look on right move http://www.rightmove.co.uk/svr/3103 it does have a rent tab, no guarentees all the landlords on there would rent to a student though. The cheapest I can find that wouldn't involving sharing for Bow is a small one bed flat for £1018 per month.
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    Any reason why you don't want to take out the loan? You only repay when you earn over a certain amount post uni. You'll need to be really well off to afford your own place in London, even most professionals on £20,000 salaries have to house share. If you have a look on right move http://www.rightmove.co.uk/svr/3103 it does have a rent tab, no guarentees all the landlords on there would rent to a student though. The cheapest I can find that wouldn't involving sharing for Bow is a small one bed flat for £1018 per month.
    Do you have a link to that please? I've tried looking around and can only find flat share offers so far. Thanks in advance!
 
 
 
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