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Date: 5/2/13 1:40 PM

I'm moving to Daytona for the summer for an amazing summer internship in the legal department at a large company. I'll be leaving next Friday morning...problem is, I'm having a ton of trouble finding housing. I've been advised to look in Ormond Beach, and I found something out that way, but have been warned the houses in that area are kind of run down. I'm hesitant to sign a lease sight unseen, but I'm not sure the owner would be willing to wait on me to get down there to make a decision.



This is hard! >.<

If anybody from the Daytona or surrounding areas has any advice for me to find housing, I would really appreciate it!! <3 All the leases at apartments I'm finding are 7 months or more, and many other places are either way too expensive or won't let me take my cat. I'm considering calling to ask if they'll make an exception if I give them an additional $200 for the summer for her, since I'm so unable to find anything!!

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Date: 5/2/13 2:34 PM

Someone at the company you will be working for should be able to help you.

Start with Human Resources.

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Date: 5/2/13 2:42 PM

Here's a long shot: try contacting Embrey Riddle University to see if any students there are hoping to sublet their apartments for the summer. http://www.erau.edu/

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Date: 5/2/13 3:42 PM

You might also check into any "extended stay" hotels. There is one in Atlanta that I prefer over most hotel rooms.
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Date: 5/2/13 3:59 PM

I've looked at Extended Stay and other hotels; their rates are about double what I can afford.I can do around $24/day or $700 a month, which is decently reasonable for that area. There are plenty of apartments I *could* afford, if I signed a 7 month lease. >.<

The company I'm interning for told me to try one apartment complex (that doesn't allow cats) or Craigslist...which is a mixed bag. They usually don't help their interns apparently.

I'll try contacting the University; maybe they have a posting board or something. Thank you, I didn't think of that!

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2015 Sewn: 25.5 yards
2014 In: 99.75 yards
2014 Sewn: 80.5 yards

I'll try anything once :)

Please excuse my typos...sometimes it is harder to go back and edit on mobile than it is worth!

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Date: 5/2/13 5:24 PM

Unfortunately the university was not helpful.Either they didn't understand that I was asking for subletting information, or they don't have students telling them about it. They only linked me to apartment websites, which again, have 7 month minimum leases. Argh.

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2015 In: 36 yards
2015 Sewn: 25.5 yards
2014 In: 99.75 yards
2014 Sewn: 80.5 yards

I'll try anything once :)

Please excuse my typos...sometimes it is harder to go back and edit on mobile than it is worth!

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Date: 5/2/13 5:42 PM

Does this university have their own student website? Call & ask. That's where students post subletting info. Good luck.
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Date: 5/2/13 9:04 PM

Okay. Talk with co-workers instead of those who should be in the know.

Would not hurt to look at CL as there may be a few snowbirds who rent out their places for the summer.

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Date: 5/6/13 2:44 AM

Have you tried VRBO.com or AirBnB?
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