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Cutting utilities costs

You’ve lined up your house for next year; the roommates are chosen; you live close to your favorite bar academic building, and the lease is officially signed. But as you go to budget rent into your finances for next year, you realize you might have ...

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How I found off-campus housing last minute

Ohio State offers several great ways to find housing that allow students to find housing quickly and easily. With a good plan and an early start, housing is not hard to find at a fair price and in a convenient location. For some, like me, ...

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A guide to off-campus parking

Off-campus living has many perks, but convenient parking usually is not one of them. Many residents of Columbus, especially students, find parking to be somewhat complicated. The majority of off-campus residences offer one parking spot per two-bedroom unit, and sometimes not even that, but most ...

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The great TV debate: cable vs. streaming

The amount of available options today for viewing your favorite TV shows is seemingly limitless. You’ve got multiple cable providers, including Spectrum, DirecTV, Cox, Xfinity, YouTubeTV and Hulu. There are also several streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO NOW, ESPN+ and Hulu (again). ...

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A tenant’s rights

Landlords can enforce rules regarding pets, parking and even paint colors, but there are also several amenities Ohio tenants have an indisputable right to. Many students who choose to live off campus will be first-time renters, and there is a lot of information tenants should ...

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Living between leases

Many students living off campus have encountered similar, if not the same, issue between leases. They experience a temporary limbo when an old lease ends, and the new one doesn’t start for another week or so, hits those from outside the city or state especially ...

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