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18 hours ago, Hockey5200 said:

Thank you for your response I appreciate it!

I would prefer not to live in a "student ghetto" house, as I lived in pretty awful conditions during my undergrad. What would be the average price range for places, that you or people you know have had? I would like roommates, so 2-3 bedroom places? Just so I don't look for places that are way above average

I'm in a one bedroom, which I can tell you nice 1 bedrooms run upwards of 900 dollars, often without all utilities included. The numbers I have for 2-3 bedrooms are based on limited data of what my friends are paying, but I'd say for a 2 bedroom place, you're looking at 750-850. Actual prices will vary based on what utilities, if any, are included. For a 3-bedroom, 600-750 is probably accurate.

A note on utilities: one of the defining features of the 'student ghetto' in Kingston is poor insulation and heating. many places may seem like s steal, but if they have no utilities, it may end up being quite expensive. Many older houses in disrepair still ave baseboard heating, so if you're gonna pay for electric or heating in the winter, you're in for a hefty bill. So I would pay attention to the kind of heating. Another thing is that you'll be hard pressed to find a non-12 month lease, which means you'll hold the place through the summer. A word of caution if you're going to live in a house with a basement, or a basement apartment. Old houses in Kingston have some issues with mold, because you're right on the water and when it gets hot and humid, a basement without air flow is prime mold-growing environment. Per Kington tenancy by-laws, that kind of thing is the tenants responsibility, so if you come back to a place and find mold, it'll be your fault for not ensuring air circulation. So best case scenario, get a pace above ground, and leave a fan plugged in and going if you're going to leave your place unoccupied for any amount of time in the summer. 

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8 hours ago, 3rdGenLawStudent said:

I'm in a one bedroom, which I can tell you nice 1 bedrooms run upwards of 900 dollars, often without all utilities included. The numbers I have for 2-3 bedrooms are based on limited data of what my friends are paying, but I'd say for a 2 bedroom place, you're looking at 750-850. Actual prices will vary based on what utilities, if any, are included. For a 3-bedroom, 600-750 is probably accurate.

A note on utilities: one of the defining features of the 'student ghetto' in Kingston is poor insulation and heating. many places may seem like s steal, but if they have no utilities, it may end up being quite expensive. Many older houses in disrepair still ave baseboard heating, so if you're gonna pay for electric or heating in the winter, you're in for a hefty bill. So I would pay attention to the kind of heating. Another thing is that you'll be hard pressed to find a non-12 month lease, which means you'll hold the place through the summer. A word of caution if you're going to live in a house with a basement, or a basement apartment. Old houses in Kingston have some issues with mold, because you're right on the water and when it gets hot and humid, a basement without air flow is prime mold-growing environment. Per Kington tenancy by-laws, that kind of thing is the tenants responsibility, so if you come back to a place and find mold, it'll be your fault for not ensuring air circulation. So best case scenario, get a pace above ground, and leave a fan plugged in and going if you're going to leave your place unoccupied for any amount of time in the summer. 

This was extremely helpful, THANK YOU!!

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Would anyone be interested in a 3 bed place at Foundry Princess?

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32 minutes ago, Adapt said:

Would anyone be interested in a 3 bed place at Foundry Princess?

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