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Somerville, MA: Mom needs rental advice for recent college grad

Old Jul 2nd, 2010, 09:24 AM
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Not travel related. The Lounge would be a better place for this.
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Old Jul 2nd, 2010, 09:48 AM
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Weadles, I just realized that your daughter is probably looking at an apt in a triple-decker, multi-family building? In that case, I suspect no garage, but is there a driveway and who parks there? Is there washer/dryer in her apt or is it shared in the basement? If it's shared, who maintains the machines? Also, who's responsible for snow removal (front steps; sidewalks etc)?
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Old Jul 2nd, 2010, 04:54 PM
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Well if you're paying and signing I guess you get to have a say. Since I was self-supporting mine didn't. And they had never rented an apartment in Manhattan, while a bunch of my friends had - so I knew a lot more.

I guess I'm still not into parents supporting kids after they get out of school (unless they're continuing education versus working).
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Old Jul 2nd, 2010, 04:58 PM
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Although - we still pay part of the freight for my step-daughter in law school (the rest is scholarship and money she inherited from a grandmother) and wouldn;t have considered getting involved in where she decided to live. She consulted friends in Boston and decided based on that.
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Old Jul 2nd, 2010, 05:22 PM
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Geez, nytraveler, Weadles is asking about the safety of the Somerville/Davis Sq neighborhood and about Criaglist; she's not asking for parenting advice. There is no one right way or one wrong way to raise a child. Please take your soap box over to the Lounge.
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Old Jul 2nd, 2010, 06:41 PM
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Sorry, I should've posted this on the lounge. I appreciate the advice I've gotten, and certainly didn't mean to cause a parenting controversy over a few rental/area questions.

To yk: Yes, the apartment is in a three-family home. There's one parking spot for a tenant, plus a washer/dryer in the basement. It's very close to the T, so it does sound very good. We'll see what happens, and thanks for your help and advice!
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we still pay part of the freight for my step-daughter in law school (the rest is scholarship and money she inherited from a grandmother) and wouldn;t have considered getting involved in where she decided to live.

You win parent of the year, nytraveler. Your award will be sent to your home.
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