Rooms in LA

  • Rigel8887

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    Mar 21, 2016 6:02 AM GMT
    Hey everyone!

    I'm planning to move to LA, and stay there from August to December this year. I am looking for a place to live that won't cost me too much. Does anyone know of affordable places to sublet, rent, or if you have a spare room available, i am more than happy to consider taking the room icon_smile.gif

    Thank you!

    Ernest
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    Mar 21, 2016 7:16 AM GMT
    Rigel8887 saidHey everyone!

    I'm planning to move to either LA or NYC, and stay there from August to December this year. I am looking for a place to live that won't cost me too much. Does anyone know of affordable places to sublet, rent, or if you have a spare room available, i am more than happy to consider taking the room icon_smile.gif

    Thank you!

    Ernest

    How much is not too much? Both cities are pricey. For LA, I'd suggest Craigslist. Lots of apartments/roommates ads there. Most of them are 1 year leases, but you might get lucky and find a place that has a 6 month lease.
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    Mar 21, 2016 11:37 AM GMT
    I tried Craigslist in NY before I moved here, but no one would respond since I wasn't living in NYC yet. I bought a ticket to pound the pavement for a few days, but luckily a friend had a roommate move out and I moved in. Other friends have had better luck with subleasing places. You could also try Airbnb...some have longer stays. It's cheaper in the lest touristy areas.
  • bro4bro

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    Mar 21, 2016 7:55 PM GMT
    Actually in my part of LA the best way to find a place is to pick your neighborhood and walk the streets - people put signs up in their windows, advertising for roommates as well as rentals, and the better, cheaper places are never advertised anywhere.

    You could have a look at westsiderentals.com but the places that advertise on there tend to be fairly pricey for what you get.

    Have to ask though... NY or LA? You know those places are at opposite ends of the spectrum, both geographically and in terms of lifestyle, right? When someone says they want to move to NY or LA, it makes me think the whole idea is pretty half-baked.
  • Ariodante83

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    Mar 21, 2016 8:23 PM GMT
    bro4bro said

    Have to ask though... NY or LA? You know those places are at opposite ends of the spectrum, both geographically and in terms of lifestyle, right? When someone says they want to move to NY or LA, it makes me think the whole idea is pretty half-baked.


    Agreed. Especially for a proposed stay of 4 months that's 3 months away where's there's clearly no set work prospect and the OP wants a place cheap. Sounds like a "lol I wanna be in a big city for a few months, who will host me and feed and entertain me".
  • Rigel8887

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    Mar 22, 2016 12:53 AM GMT
    Thanks for the inputs!

    I know LA and NYC are very different places. I am keeping my options open but i have decided to move to LA icon_smile.gif

    There are a few reasons why i am planning to move out of Tallahassee, FL is because

    1) My lease is ending in August
    2) I am a graduate student and in the Fall semester i am taking my last two modules, which are both online. I want to take this opportunity to relocate to LA (as i have decided to do so awhile ago) before graduating and heading back to Singapore.
    3) There is nothing much to do here in Tally, i am kind of bored.

    Currently i am staying in a one bedroom apartment that cost me approximate $1200 per month (inclusive of utilities). So i am looking at paying the same amount or slightly lesser.

    I know in big city it is almost impossible to find one bedroom apartments rented out at this price, it would be much higher than this. I am fine with just having a private room at a price range of 1000 to 1200.

    Thank you for the inputs though, i really appreciate that icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 22, 2016 3:59 AM GMT
    If you're just visiting to kill time and not for work/school, then use AirBnB and bounce around to different neighborhoods a week at a time.

  • Mar 22, 2016 2:58 PM GMT
    xrichx saidIf you're just visiting to kill time and not for work/school, then use AirBnB and bounce around to different neighborhoods a week at a time.


    Yea, here's a link to one:

    https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/609376

    It's $99 a night, but there might be discounts for extended stays. I know the host, and if you're interested contact him (his info is available at the website). Let him know you know me, Steven Kalocinski, and hopefully, he'll hook you up. Good luck!
  • Rigel8887

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    Mar 26, 2016 12:43 AM GMT
    Thank you so much for your inputs! I really appreciate that and it helps a lot!!

    Love ya!

    Ernest