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    How'd you get your housing? (not dorms)

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    FOR THOSE NOT IN DORMS (family people, or upper termer's)

    Curious, did most of you get yoru housing through MUA's housing department/person???, or when you got there. Was it more flexible, better to do it on your own, or via MUA?

    Is there any local Nevisian "leasing agent"??

    Thanks.

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    For first timers to the island it's best to go through Ms. Lescott, she helps you find a place. Everyone else just looks for a place on their own. There is a housing list available at school.

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    talk to current students as many know of houses for rent. realtors are usually expensive - i dealt with a REAL BAD one this eester, then again i had the roommate from hell... put up a thread asking if anyone knows of a house for rent with the specs you prefer (don't make them too outlandish tho), and see if anyone can help you out. i was going to setup a house for a couple of girls coming down in january, but we fell out of touch till recent n now they're stuck with whatever sharon throws their way.
    i know some people in non-dorm housing that liked it and their roommates, but i have heard horror stories also.
    talk to shoron, ask for specific stuff and make up a reason you NEED (not just want) a single/close/etc place, as housing is getting scarce on the island (especially without a car), and more expensive.

    aii - to biochem exam!

    stookie, go study!

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    The school told me to contact a real estate agent. Nevisvillas.com is the place they told me to look. I talked to a few realtors while I was down there and there were only a few decent rentals, that they had. I saw a few houses with for rent signs outside.

    I am going in March to look at places again.

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    Thanks very much, I'll Post that other thread...

    I do appreciate yoru time and experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drdj5alive View Post

    stookie, go study!
    Anatomy is in the bag!!!

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    Way to go Stookie... You ARE the man..

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    stooks - i don't wanna c u in my classes next semester! aii? will get u a beer if i ever c u out, so long as u din end up in my classes!

    webb - ur long overdue for our beer also!

    anyhoos, i went with a realtor last semester also, she never did much but the house was beautiful, pricey n not really maintained that well, n she was a beeswax to get my deposit back from. good luck with that stuff ppl, as the horror stories r real, but that's y u research for a year like our mr webb here
    Don't be afraid, bad dreams are only dreams! (from the Shogun Assassin, an AWESOME movie!)Hidden Content

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    I will come down in March to get a house.. I get a round of whatever everyone wants when I get there. I couldn't do it last time because my wife to be was with me.. hopefully when I come back.. I will be able to get out for some fun.

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    If anyone is reading this thread for housing info...

    BEST BET? Believe me, from very recent experience, do not rely on MUA housing dept. it is slow, non-existent, or dual motivated, not sure which.

    IF YOU WANT TO RENT A HOUSE, DO THIS....call people on SGA's website housing list (clarence jeffers, insanely kind man, hooked me up all over the place), and all the property managers down there know eachother. They are very kind, will connect you up......YOU WILL INSTANTLY KNOW THE PROPERTY MANAGERS FROM TEH OCCASIONAL HOUSE WATCHERS (who are also listed on the list)...BECAUSE THEY SPEAK ENGLISH as opposed to Nevisian.

    TRUST THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    THERE WAS NOT A SHORTAGE OF HOUSING, AS IS OFTEN COMMUNICATED BY CERTAIN PARTIES....we had 3 various houses available to us in no time at all....

    AND AMAZINGLY, MUA housing finally started emailing, calling, sending photos as soon as I mentioned names of other property managers.

    2+2 = duh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Last edited by StodeMD; 12-28-2006 at 06:23 PM.

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