Find me a place to live in Saint Paul, MN area

  • Tình trạng: Pending
  • Giải thưởng: $150
  • Các bài thi đã nhận: 13

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NOTE: Yesterday I posted this as a project, but after seeing how many people were bidding on it (and my total noob-level experience with posting projects here), I decided that a crowd-sourced approach might be a better way to go about this. So I'm re-posting it as a contest - details on what I'm looking for and rules listed below.

I work a LOT of hours doing tech support on a graveyard shift in downtown St. Paul, MN. I'm looking for a place to live that's closer to work, but with my schedule I don't have time to apartment hunt. What I need is someone who can find me places to check out on my days off and will schedule the appointments, so all I have to do is show up and decide if I like the place.

Basically I'm looking for a 2bd - house/apt/condo/duplex. Needs to be about 30 mins or less by public transit from downtown St. Paul, MN (under 10 mins walk to transit stop & must run on late night Saturdays - I get off work at 12:30 am).

It needs to have a washer & dryer in unit (or at least hookups for them), and a dishwasher.

My budget's $1200 a month, but I'm more concerned with getting the best bang for my buck, so I'm willing to take a place that's not as nice for cheaper, or a place that's UP TO my budget limit if it's nice enough. (BE FOREWARNED: Many multi-unit landlords/property management companies will give a price RANGE and a bedroom RANGE. For example: "Studio - 3 bedroom apartments that range in price from $950-$1650/mo." That does me no good if their 2bd units are all $1500/mo, or if they have studio/1bd units available, but no 2 bedroom units. Or if they manage SOME units within my commute distance, but the only actual vacancies they have are all outside of my travel range. Some of these folks are tricky like that, so get a specific address, bedroom #, and price for the vacant unit they're trying to rent out.)

No senior living or income restriction ones, please (not talking about the ones that say "must have income X times more than rent - that's just a landlord trying to make sure you'll pay rent so I get that). Disability ones are fine since my younger brother who lives with me is on disability (no special amenities like wheelchair access required though since he's autistic, not physically handicapped).

Then you just shoot me a message with the links for the places you find that meet that criteria. I'll screen through them real quick and any place that I like that hasn't already been chosen AND has an appointment scheduled, I'll get back to you and let you know that I'm good with your pick. At that point I'll also send you a link to my calendar, then you just schedule an appointment (that DOESN'T conflict with my work schedule or any other appointments other people have scheduled) for me to go check it/them out in person on my days off. Whatever place I end up moving into, the person who introduced me to the property AND scheduled the appointment is the winner. Simple enough?

Also, I'm NOT making this a "Guaranteed contest." Not because I want to skip out on paying the prize money, but because I don't have complete control over whether or not I actually get a particular place. I may like your choice the most, but if the property management co. selects someone else or wants to reschedule an appointment or something, through no fault of your's or mine - then I still don't have a place to move to, and this whole thing would have been a waste of time. I WILL keep this contest going until I move though, and when I do move I'll announce a winner.

**In the event of more than one person submitting the same location, my default on choosing a winner will be based on who followed the rules best and scheduled the appointment, so PLEASE read the rules and criteria carefully and follow them completely. Remember, this is the first impression I'm going to be making on a potential landlord, that I'm hopefully going to be dealing with on a regular basis - so I'm counting on you all here.**

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  • jhaycodiaz25
    jhaycodiaz25
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    Please Check Entry #14 & #15 it will help you.

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  • LisaGreiner
    LisaGreiner
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    I think you may run into property status changes (i.e. it's been leased!) before you choose ones to look at. I will submit what I have so far, and please know that I will be happy to update my research if you pick me! :)

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  • LisaGreiner
    LisaGreiner
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    What about utilities included? Shouldnt that be noted also?

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  • rbverana
    rbverana
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    I think you should see my entry #7. Thank you

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  • Harleyquinn2199
    Chủ cuộc thi
    • cách đây 1 tháng

    OK so after looking at how Freelancer has their boards set up, it looks like we all get to play around with spreadsheets (... yay). So in the interest of keeping down information overload, but still getting the important stuff, here's what we're looking for:
    Link
    Address
    Rent
    Transit time
    Square footage
    Bedrooms (I'm not going to say "No" to a free bedroom.)
    Dishwasher
    Washer & Dryer

    Also if it's an apartment building and they have multiple 2 bedroom units, you don't have to list each individual one. If you submit the complex as an entry and give the information for their 2 bedroom units, that's good enough for me.

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    1. Harleyquinn2199
      Chủ cuộc thi
      • cách đây 1 tháng

      Since people have been asking about criteria & unable to see the description for this contest:
      - 2bd house/apt/condo/duplex

      - About 30mins by public transit from downtown St. Paul (must run at 12:30am Saturday)

      - washer & dryer in unit, and dishwasher (these are now downgraded to nice to have but not necessary)

      - My budget's $1200/mo. I'll take a place that's not as nice for cheaper, or a place that's UP TO my budget limit if it's nice enough.

      - No senior/student living, or income restriction. These require specific guidelines that I don't meet. Disability ones are fine though since my younger brother who lives with me is autistic (not physically handicapped).

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  • shuvo1697
    shuvo1697
    • cách đây 1 tháng

    #extended #guaranteed #sealed #increaseprize

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    1. Harleyquinn2199
      Chủ cuộc thi
      • cách đây 1 tháng

      #NoHelpNeededToProcrastinate
      #PayingForUselessInfo #DontLetTheDoorHitYouOnTheWayOut

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  • mmashiursalim
    mmashiursalim
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    Hello, I'm waiting for your feedback.

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  • mmashiursalim
    mmashiursalim
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    Please check my message.

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  • Lynsucre
    Lynsucre
    • cách đây 1 tháng

    Okay thats fine.

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  • Harleyquinn2199
    Chủ cuộc thi
    • cách đây 1 tháng

    Feel free to enter as many times as you like! However, all properties do need to be individually approved by me before an appointment can be scheduled.

    Right now I live in a particularly bad part of town, and it takes me an 1 1/2 - 2hrs to get back and forth to work everyday on top of working 12hr shifts. Whenever I'm not working, I'm sleeping or trying to recuperate. This doesn't leave me a lot of time for apartment hunting. So I want you all to know just how much I appreciate your help in this. Thank you so much! I am incredibly grateful for this.

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    1. Lynsucre
      Lynsucre
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      Great I will keep adding more and posting and hopefully you like them. Sorry about the stress. Thank you

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