Finding student rental properties in Waterloo can be a challenging task. The best way to find student accommodations is by narrowing your search criteria. Ask yourself the following questions:
- What type of living accommodation best suits your needs?
HOUSE (older houses will have much higher utility bills, although they can provide a nice private backyard, typically more friends are needed as homes usually have over 5 bedrooms to fill. *Caution: does your landlord provide proof of a lodging license? If not, you may be looking for alternate accommodations mid-way through your term) apartment (most apartments in Waterloo are brand new, cleaned by the owner and include property & ground maintenance free of charge. Apartments are a small community and a great way to meet new friends)
- How many friends will you be sharing your living space with?
SINGLE (it’s often difficult to find single dwelling accommodations without breaking the bank, houses tend to offer basement-style bachelor accommodations)
MULTIPLE (most apartments offer multiple bedroom options, three to five bedroom is standard, finding friends or others in a similar situations can give you greater options while shopping around
- What amenities will you need?
PARKING (will you need a vehicle parked at your building, how many spaces are available per unit/home?)
BATHROOMS (shared or private en-suite?)
KITCHEN (shared or private kitchenette? How much cupboard space is available? Does it include a dishwasher and/or microwave?)
LAUNDRY (coin-operated, free, or non-existent?)
UTILITIES (partial, inclusive, not-included?)
- How far am I willing to travel to get to class?
WALKING DISTANCE (within few km)
ON BUS ROUTE (rapid transit to school)
VEHICLE (provides unlimited options
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