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Dear PoP – Moving to DC and Getting a space in a Group House

by Prince Of Petworth October 13, 2010 at 2:30 pm 14 Comments


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“Dear PoP,

I recently found out that I will be moving to DC in the winter and was wondering if you knew what the typical lead time is for finding a place to live in the city, specifically a room within a group house. Basically, I’m trying to plan when I should begin making weekend trips to DC to check places out, but really don’t have the slightest idea as to how early people typically list openings in the city. Thoughts?”

I gotta think about a month or 6 weeks would be a good lead time. Is that too cautious not cautious enough? I’d think you’d want to give yourself a little more time in order to familiarize yourself a bit with the different neighborhoods. I’d say 6 weeks. What do you guys think?

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