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Off-Campus Housing Summer Dilemma

LastXdethLastXdeth 1 replies2 threads New Member
I've been considering renting and moving into a small house or apartment for a few months now after this semester. However, the one thing that is keeping me from making a solid decision is that I don't plan to live in my rental property during the summers between academic years so I can work near my parents' house. I understand that most standard leases are 12 months.

I know subletting (sub-leasing) is an option, but my campus is in a rural area and the student life is pretty much non-existent, so people pretty much go home after schooling. Plus, I reckoned it'll be hard to find someone to sub-lease for just 3 months in the summer.

Should I just take the hit every summer and throw away 3 months of rent OR should I just stay on-campus housing which has a higher monthly rent rate, but the lease is only during the academic school year (not summer)?
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  • bopperbopper Forum Champion CWRU 14518 replies106 threads Forum Champion
    Who is paying? What do they think?
    What is the over all cost for both options?
    Do some people stay on campus for summer research?
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  • yourmommayourmomma 1323 replies1 threads Senior Member
    You need to look at total cost. Is 12 months off campus cheaper than 9 months on? Also, it is common to rent the summer to kids staying for summer school. You could make a great deal that can offset some of the summer rent.
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  • philbegasphilbegas 2924 replies73 threads Senior Member
    It literally comes down to the total cost. I'll bet that a 12 month off campus lease is still cheaper than a 9 month on campus lease because on campus housing costs are SO INFLATED.
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