Rents that change by the day
I'm looking for an apartment now, and I'm running into some complexes that won't quote you a firm rent. It's "if you want to move in today, it's $XXX" vs. "but if you don't want to move in until next week (or month), it's $YYY." They are going by market demand.
It's making me crazy. I've been unemployed for a long time and just got a job that pays less than half what my last job did. I have to move because the new job is two hours away from where I live now. So I can only afford so much, and when I call these places, they all want to sell the amenities to me before they'll even give me a range for the rent. It's no good to tell me the amentities if I can't afford their rent. Grrrr! Had to vent.
I'd also like to hear from anyone who has run up against this and has any knowledge or advice about it.