A Guide To Finding UC Davis Housing
Searching for those elusive North Davis apartments or any apartments to address your living situation in the area? You are not alone, and so it means you’ve got to be smart about where to look and who to ask.
In searching for housing or an apartment, a place to live, if you will, that will make your stay at UC Davis comfortable, consider first what you require. So, do you know what you want for a living situation: Are you aiming for a house, or an apartment, or room rental?
Don’t wait to make plans on where you will be living when school opens. The best time to look for a place to live in Davis is the fall prior to the year you are enrolling. The months of November and December the year prior is really the best time to initiate your search for your home away from home.
Companies dealing in property management usually give out updated listings sometime late in March, when they have had reasonable time to look into the plans of those who are currently occupying their spaces. Other alternatives are coop housing or privately managed property which could become available from April, down through the summer months.
So as not to run all over the place, it is best to take note of these tips on how to find an apartment or any such accommodation as you may take on.
1) Are you eligible for low-income housing, and other such pluses on top of that as utilities, etc.? And since these usually take a sometime before being given a go signal, inquire earlier.
2) Take down vital information and make notes on what are pluses for every location, such as a policy on pets, available washer and dryer, if it is an upstairs unit or what. These will come in handy when you start visiting each possibility, and later make your choice a lot easier.
(3) Once you have all these things noted down, you need to make calls to each of your choices on the list. As you talk to contacts at each choice, get a feel of the place by giving close attention to the way the contact person deals with your questions, then ask the rate for the place and so on. Make sure to note the appointed time for your visit.
(4) Write down what you think may be important when you will later go over your cards to decide on which place works best. Do not forget to bring your note cards, in fact use them to add some more details on every place you are considering. Some places provide some pamphlets or information packets on the apartments or living spaces they rent out, so make sure you take those with you for later examination. While you are there, it is the most appropriate time to ask questions and make the tiniest observations and take those down on your cards.
These considerations are just the most vital points in choosing which place you will settle for. You will also have to choose what works best for you, whether it is that house you viewed or an apartment. As always, for each place, there will be the good and the bad. However, your final pick should be that which will let you make the most out of your stay in UC Davis: study, relax, and enjoy. That one final pick will decide how your time away from family and home would be like.