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Benefits of Living in Off Campus Apartments in Lynchburg, VA

Benefits of Living in Off Campus Apartments in Lynchburg, VA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 27, 2017

Walden Pond, Lynchburg, VAIt Can Be Cheaper

There's a good chance you'll save money by renting a house or apartment and splitting it with friends. These days, you can expect to spend close to $10,000 per year on room and board, but some schools charge $15,000 a year or more. Find a place that accommodates multiple housemates, and you can cut your costs by splitting the rent and utilities.

You Can Make Your Own Rules

Living in a dorm is fun and all, but it does come with certain restrictions. When you rent your own place off campus, you don't have to worry about quiet hours, nor do you have to feel guilty when you'd rather curl up in bed rather than participate in your living hall's weekly social event. You can go crazy turning on halogen lamps and plugging in hot plates, and there won’t be a soul around to write you up for it.

You Get More Living Space

Dorm rooms don't give you much space. Rent off campus and you may wind up with more square footage at your disposal. Another benefit of off campus living is the possibility of having your own bedroom, or even your own bathroom.

You Have More Food Choices

It may be nice not having to cook, but dining hall food isn't exactly known to be high in quality. And chances are your meal plan isn't all that economical, as you're paying for the convenience of having someone else prepare your food. When you live off campus, you can cook for yourself.

You'll Be More Prepared for the Real World

Living off campus means doing adult-style things like paying individual utility bills and going grocery shopping. Sure, that stuff can be time-consuming, but it's a good way to get ready for life outside your college campus.

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Looking for Your First Apartment in Lynchburg, VA

Looking for Your First Apartment in Lynchburg, VA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 20, 2017

Walden Pond Apartments, Lynchburg, VAMaybe you are graduating from college and have your first real job, or perhaps you want to move off-campus next year for the first time. After living with your parents a few months and saving a little money, you’re ready to strike out on your own and find your first apartment.

But with student loan debt, staying within your budget can be a challenge and navigating the rental market can be daunting.

Here are a few things you need to know before renting your first apartment:

  • You will need to know what your budget will be. Make sure you know whether the bottom-line rent payment includes — or does not include — utilities. If it does not, you will need to find out approximately how much utilities are so you’ll know whether you can afford the unit.
  • If you find you can’t afford the rent, consider finding a roommate or roommates. Make sure that the person or people you are considering as roommates will be reliable. If you are signing a lease with other people, you want to make sure you can count on them to pay their portion of the rent and utilities. Another way to find a more reasonably priced rental home is to be willing to go a bit farther from the center of the city. If you rely on public transportation, sometimes considering taking the bus to Metro or commuting fully by bus can give you more choices, including less-expensive rents and ways to get you more items on your wish list, such as a nicer kitchen.
  • Make a list of your needs in order of priority. You should have a list of mandatory items, among them, perhaps, walking distance to the Metro; a parking spot; laundry on the premises; the number of bedrooms you need; and a dishwasher. Make a list of items you don’t need but would consider a bonus to have — a pet-friendly building, a balcony, an on-site fitness center and wood floors, perhaps. Determine what you can and cannot be flexible on.
  • Be prepared for when you find the apartment you like best. You should have all the information you will need to put on an application at your fingertips. If you have never had a credit card or paid any bills in your name, you might not have a credit history. A landlord will want to have some history of bill payment, so you may need to ask a parent or a relative to act as a guarantor on the lease. Know who that person is and have them ready to submit an application with you as a co-applicant.
  • You should also be prepared to have up to two months’ rent for a security deposit and the first month’s rent. A security deposit may be less than one month’s rent, but it is better to be prepared just in case. You should also be prepared with application fees.
  • Have a copy of current pay stubs or an offer letter from your employer stating your salary and a contact who can confirm your salary.
  • Have one or two personal references available for a landlord to contact.
  • Be cautious. Rental scams abound. If you cannot personally view the home you are considering renting, make sure a friend or a family member can see it on your behalf.
  • Once you are approved to move forward on the lease, take time to review it carefully. Know what you are responsible for and what the landlord is responsible for concerning maintenance and utilities. Make sure there is an emergency number in case something breaks and needs to be fixed, such as plumbing issues.
  • Know how much notice will be given to you as a tenant for an increase in rent; the landlord to enter the property; and other like scenarios.
  • Know any fees in addition to your rent. Make sure all people who are to be on the lease are on the lease. Find out what is included in the rent and what is not. If you’re moving into a condo or a co-op, learn about any rules and regulations you need to abide by, and make sure you have a copy of them.

Once the lease is signed by all parties, make sure you know if you need to transfer utilities into your name and which utility companies to contact. If you are moving into an apartment, condo or co-op building, check to see if you need to schedule your move-in date with the building.

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Living in Off Campus Apartments - Lynchburg, VA

Living in Off Campus Apartments - Lynchburg, VA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 06, 2017

Waldon Pond apartments, Lynchburg, VACollege is often the first time a student gets to live outside the comforts of home. While living in a dorm on campus is a most comfortable and ideal choice for many, it does have some disadvantages that living in an off-campus apartment in Lynchburg, VA does not. As such, living off campus can be a good choice.

However, choosing to live off campus will greatly affect your overall college experience.

To help you decide if living off-campus is for you, here are a few considerations you should make.

The Commute

One of the biggest, if not most time-consuming, factor you should consider is the commute you'll have if you live outside your campus. While living in a dorm on campus means spending a lot less time going to and from the classroom, living off campus means traveling to and from school to your apartment or housing.

The Financial Situation

On-campus housing options are usually far more expensive than off-campus choices. On-campus dorms often come with a meal plan, which is usually expensive: Students can expect to pay between $8,887 to $10,089 for dorms. Off-campus options can be way cheaper.

The Responsibility

On campus residents are monitored by housing staff, and are given housing guidelines they need to adhere to. Off campus residents, on the other hand, have it easier than on campus residents, although the risk of danger and of poor discipline due to a lighter enforcement of guidelines (if any).

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