I found some amazing apartments in Columbia recently. I was doing what I generally do when I look for a new apartment. I try to avoid checking out those apartment listings on the web and instead go for a walk around neighborhoods near a college campus. More often than not I can find something that is big enough to be comfortable for a single individual, usually twice as big as what you might pay at some cookie-cutter apartment complex sprawl, at half the price. Generally these apartments are owned by individuals who are just making some side cash from their units so they’re not completely invested in real estate.
Too, the apartments that you will find out here are being targeted to students so it becomes far easier to find something that’s going to be cheap. I’ve always been surprised by how cheap I can find apartments here. Continue reading