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comment How do I adjust to a new social class?
The restaurant thing was a metaphor, referring to the prices of housing. I didn't think about it while writing my post, but eating out really is a lot more expensive. And +1 for "you could find vacant lots or farmland in less than 5 minute's drive". Very true: there were huge lots for sale, as well as tons of houses/apartments for rent everywhere.
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comment How do I adjust to a new social class?
$1000/mo is a bit on the low end. A more common price is between $1200 - $1500/mo. I understand what you're getting at, however; it's good advice.
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comment How do I adjust to a new social class?
Relocation for school and work. I elected to move because my home state has a ridiculously high unemployment rate and not only that, the expected job outlook for the future consists of careers nowhere near related to the field I'm in. :\ Where I live now is really nice and I'm adjusting well and am able to afford what I need, it's just a shock to physically see the price tags of things be so much higher than what I'm used to.
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comment How painful is it to break a room occupancy lease?
This might be a bit of a strange answer to accept, but reading the answers given here along with other sources, I've decided that the legal risks and deposit losses aren't worth moving into the school. I've instead opted to debate the residency issues with the school staff. Worst case scenario, I can always apply again next year. It'll be a major pain again, but at least I won't risk going to court.
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comment How painful is it to break a room occupancy lease?
Damn. Yeah, other than the heat issue, he might be cheap but he's pretty consistent with shoveling, taking out the trash, dealing with electrical issues, so on and so forth. There's nothing that he's not following or that makes the area unlivable.
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comment How painful is it to break a room occupancy lease?
Hmm... my room doesn't get any heat. Heat is provided on the floor I live on, but my room specifically does not have a heating vent. Makes it unusually cold in the winter. This is circumvented by leaving the door open or with a space heater.
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comment How painful is it to break a room occupancy lease?
The lease I signed was rather generic: no smoking, no pets, I'm accountable for things I break, etc. English is not his primary language, and it basically looks like a boilerplate template. I doubt that I'd be able to break it based on legal issues.
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