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  1. 1. Housing in DCStudent PanelRev: 4/26/2013
  2. 2. Basics• Application fees & 1 month deposits arecommon• Deposit and 1st month rent by moneyorder• No pets or small pets (<25lb) common• DC Tenant Survival Guide:http://ota.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/ota/publication/attachments/Tenant_Survival_Guide.pdf
  3. 3. Personal Checklist• How much can I afford to pay?• How much am I willing to pay?• What are my top priorities?•Nice kitchen•Near park•Close to GWU•Carpet/Hardwood•Size•Near Metro•Pets•Parking
  4. 4. Personal Checklist• Roommate vs living alone?• Close vs far? (DC has good publictransportation)• Quiet vs active neighborhood?
  5. 5. Foggy Bottom ($$$ & close)West End ($$$$ & close)Georgetown ($$$$ & close)Dupont Circle ($$$ & Central)Adams Morgan ($$ & Nightlife)Columbia Heights ($$ Diverse)Mt. Pleasant ($$ Diverse)Chinatown/Mt. Vernon ($$$Central)Southwest ($$ Quiet)Virginia (via Orange/Blue lines)Neighborhoods
  6. 6. The HuntHostelling International (11th&K, NW)http://hiwashingtondc.orgDuo Housing (11th & M, NW)http://duohousing.com/ZipCar: http://zipcar.comMetro:http://www.wmata.com/Capital Bike Share:http://capitalbikeshare.com/
  7. 7. GW Housing ServicesGW Graduate StudentHousing:http://living.gwu.edu/graduate-studentsColombia Plaza Apartments:http://www.columbiaplaza.net/Hall on VA Ave (wait list)gwhouse@gwu.eduGW HousingDivision of Student AffairsJohn Quincy Adams House2129 Eye Street, NWWashington, DC 20052Phone: (202) 994-2552
  8. 8. Craigslist
  9. 9. Rental Services•Apartments.com•Apartmentratings.com•Roommates.com•Rent.com•UrbanIgloo.com
  10. 10. Parting Advice• Start early (May/June)• Contact the GW Housing• Try to work directly with the property rental office orlandlords• Walk/bike around neighborhood and get buildingphone numbers• Ask at front desk of condo-buildings• Check Craigslist
  11. 11. Parting Advice• Consider getting a roommate• Check what’s included in the rent (gas, electricity…)• Check parking, grocery store and laundry options• Sell your car, get a bike• Give pets to family & friends• Stay CLOSE to a Metro stop, especially Blue/Orange• Move in before orientation starts– School will be very demanding– August=tourism + university move-ins
  12. 12. Questions• List panelist names and emails here.

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