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Finding a Place to Live after Graduating

posted: July 12th 2017

GraduatesUniversity living is pretty fun and pretty easy – Students are provided with the freedom of renting accommodation with their fellow students and friends, and in the majority of cases don’t really have much to worry about in terms of accommodation at all. However after graduating things change completely for students – with a lot of people choosing to go back to their hometowns and different regions, meaning that uni flatmates can no longer live with one another and have to find alternative solutions.

Many people after finishing university worry about where they are going to live. In line with this today we are going to be providing all students with some useful information on finding a place to live after graduating – alongside some top tips which could come in handy. Keep on reading to relieve your stress…

Consider location

One of the main things in which those graduating need to do is to decide where they would like to move to. Although you may move back in with your parents for an initial period, it may not be 100% practical for you to live in the same area as them long-term.  There are many reasons why this may be, with a couple including the cost of houses and rent being too expensive and lack of jobs. Consider all factors carefully and don’t be scared to move to a different part of the country if that is what is going to benefit you the most.

Think about sharing

If you have been living in halls or other student accommodation, the chances are that you are used to sharing your rent and other costs with a few people, and may not be used to paying for things alone. Just because you have graduated doesn’t mean that you have to live on your own, if you have enjoyed sharing accommodation, this could still be an option for you. If you have any friends that are also trying to find a place to live, you should ask them what they would think about sharing a place with you, this can be a great way for people to get on their feet. If you don’t know anyone who would like to share with you, there are also a plethora of websites that can help in finding flatmates.

Find a job

Although this may sound obvious – it is important that you find a job before deciding where you are going to live. This doesn’t have to be your dream job, but you need a job so that you can afford rent and bills without saddling yourself in more debt. Once you have got a job you will be able to determine how much you can afford to pay out each month and start looking at properties which are within your budget.

We hope that these tips are able to assist people that are graduating this year, and if anyone requires our assistance when it comes to moving, we are only a phone call away.

Good luck 🙂

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