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Tips for Choosing Off-Campus Student Housing


As there can be a lot of competition for off-campus housing, it becomes important to start the search as soon as possible. For this, it's advisable that you tour several housing options. For more tips on choosing off-campus student housing, check out this presentation. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Tips for Choosing Off-Campus Student Housing

Tips for Choosing Off-Campus Student Housing
  • Living off campus can be a major decision
    that requires major consideration. Fortunately,
    its something that many university students
    experience, so theres plenty of advice and
    resources out there. These tips and resources can
    help you find the right off-campus housing for
    your budget and lifestyle. Helpful tips include
  • Starting early
  • Understanding the costs
  • Touring several housing options
  • Checking the universitys board

  • Starting Early
  • There can be a lot of competition for
    off-campus housing, so you should start looking
    as early as possible. Ideally, you should start
    looking during the summer, as more students move
    out and more housing becomes available then. The
    competition for off-campus housing increases
    during the fall, which can make it difficult to
    find the highest quality student housing Oshawa
    has to offer. So, start your search in the summer
    and dont hesitate to make a move when an
    apartment or room becomes available. Make sure
    youre available for a viewing as soon as a
    property manager contacts you.

  • Understanding the Costs
  • Living on your own can be expensive, and even
    more so when youre unaware of the exact costs of
    things. Common expenses to consider include
    monthly rent, utilities, groceries, cell phone
    bills, costs of household products,
    transportation fees, and monthly parking fees (if
    applicable). Once youve worked out the
    approximate monthly amount of these expenses,
    create a workable budget. If you have roommates,
    divide the costs evenly. Knowing what you can
    afford can help you find the right

  • Touring Several Housing Options
  • Youll never know what housing option is the
    best fit if you dont try out several ones. This
    includes apartments, rooms, and townhomes.
    Explore your options and tour as many homes,
    neighbourhoods, and housing types as you can.
    Itll help you become familiar with the housing
    options, their neighbourhoods, and the pros and
    cons of the different types. For example, student
    apartments are often all-inclusive and offer
    amenities that townhomes do not. Some
    neighbourhoods are also more walkable than
    others and offer proximity to your university.

  • Additionally, while furnished apartments can
    be convenient, they can also be more expensive.
    Ultimately, you should look for housing that is
  • In a safe, walkable neighbourhood and close to
    your campus
  • All-inclusive
  • Free of hidden fees
  • Offers flexible leases and reasonable rental
  • Filled with amenities

  • Checking the Universitys Bulletin Board
  • You may find that some of the student housing
    Durham College has to offer can be found on
    campus bulletin boards. These boards often
    feature the best off-campus housing opportunities
    for students, including those offered by Village
    Suites Oshawa. However, the housing opportunities
    offered can change day-to-day, so check the board
    early and as often as possible. Housing from the
    board is also often readily available, so even if
    theres a lot of competition, youll likely find
    a place when apartment-hunting this way.