As many of you know I have been looking for a new apartment for a while. After the big blow up with my landlord I started putting out feelers and exploring the offerings of the city. So far… it has been an adventure. The typical avenue of going through an agency has not really been an option for me. I don’t have a guarantor in France and therefore am not considered a good risk – despite the fact that I work, have a paid internship, can pay in advance and have a guarantor in the US.
So I’ve been relying on LeBonCoin – the French equivalent of Craig’s List – and word of mouth. Again I’ve run into the problem of being a foreign student – coupled with the fact that there is not a lot available right now. But I’ve checked out a few apartments and seen a lot of crap. I’ve seen some awesome studios and found a few interesting places but – being me – I’m looking for the perfect place. I’m willing to wait it out and spend a little extra to find the perfect location.
So in the midst of my mad dash to get ready to leave and dealing with some work changes – I’m trying to make a few last visits and keep looking. And trying to convince owners to work with my schedule… Hopefully more will open up over the holidays or in January as some of the schools let out. Send me all your positive house hunting vibes and keep your fingers crossed.