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PAGE TWO THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1968

-THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

The A. A. HousingJungle'

BY MARK MILLER
So you're sick of "quaddie"
burgers, "quaddie" roommates,
"quaddie" movies, etc., ad nause-
am, and are going to strike out
on your own this summer or next
fall..
Dormitory life is understand-
ably unstimulating, but the deci-
sion to find your own little home
away from home can be fraught
with nightmares if you are un-
aware of the jungle that is Ann
Arbor off-campus housing. The
obstacles are many and insidious.
First to be considered is how
to go about locating your poten-
tial new home. The Daily and this
supplement are an excellent

starter. Ads in the Ann Arbor
News will also supply good leads.
Some of the best sources are the
various buildings on campus.
The wall opposite the MUG is
replete with addresses and gen-
eral descriptions of apartments.
A cursory glance at any of the
bulletin boards on campus can
turn up sources as varied as a co-
op for male students who wish
to practice French to one for stu-
dents who want to practice co-
educational living.
For the student who doesn't
wish to participate in the excit-
ing hassle of apartment hunting,
The Ann Arbor Apartment Agen-
cy on S. University, has "the

largest single source of available
apartments in Ann Arbor," ac-
cording to- J. Barry Forgione,
manager. The landlord absorbs
the cost of registering apartments
with the agency. Unfortunately
the student will probably end up
paying the landlord for the serv-
ice, but the agency charges noth-
ing and it is a solution to the
less ambitious student's housing
problem.
A student's best friend while
ferreting out adequate housing is
the Off-Campus Housing Bureau
on the second floor of the SAB.
"We consider our listing to be the
best one to choose from since we
do have a set of minimal stand-
ards which are applied to any
housing which is listed with us,"
said Mrs. Norma Kraker, super-
visor of the Off-Campus Hous-
ing Bureau.
Which brings you to the real
crux of the matter. Once you
have located several prospective
apartments, check them thor-
oughly before you even begin to
consider signing a lease.
Most students will have a fair-
ly good idea of what they want,
but here are several items that
can cause endless grief or added
expense if overlooked.
Is the building completed? If
not, forget it until it is. No
amount of promises will shelter
you once you sign a lease, and

if the apartment is anywhere
near completion, there is little
you can do to break the contract.
Does all the furniture in the_
furnished apartment belong to
the apartment or does some of it
belong to the tenant now in oc-
cupancy? A student with no desk
will find that studying on the
floor or in bed is not very pro-
ductive.
Is there an adequate number
of trash receptacles and are they
where the city will empty them
regularly? Old trash accumulates
unbelievably fast.
Check every utility in the res-
idence (electric outlets and toilet
flushability included).
When you discover discrepan.
cies and the landlord promises im-
mediate repairs in glowing terms,
wait until they are completed
before you sign the lease. Or at
least make him put his promises
in writing and have him attach
them to the lease before you sign.
Again, the Off-Campus Hous-
ing Bureau is your best bet. Ob-
tain their pamphlet "Off-Campus
Housing" and read it. It itemizes
all the problems you may encoun-
ter and tells how to deal with
them.
They are also preparing a com-
plete listing of all landlords who
are using the new University
Rental Agreement. The lease
printed in January 1968 has been

changed for the first time in over
ten years. The old white, pink
and green contract has been re-
placed by a patriotic white, maize
and blue one.
Finally, although it is never too
early to start looking, don't let
a landlord scare you into thinking
that housing is scarce. Mrs. Kra-
ker has estimated that "within
reasonable distance from central
campus, there will still be many
apartments from which to choose
in August. There will be the usual
scarcity of one-man apartments,
and to a lesser degree, a short-
age of two-man apartments, but
an overabundance of multiple
person dwellings."
There has never been greater
opportunity for equitable off-
campus housing than this year -
so investigate, ask questions and
demand answers. Don't forget
that the dwelling you choose will
probably be home for at least
eight months.
Good luck hunting.
FOR FUN AND
PROFIT-
Read and Use
The Daily's
Clssified Ads i

SPRING and/or
SUMMER TERM
TEN HOUSES
near campus

ROOM & BOARD
$21 .00/week
BOARD ONLY
$13.00/week

MODERN
2- or 3-MAN
Air-Conditioned
centrally located
free parking
garbage disposal
quiet
2 picture windows
huge closets
good furniture
well built
prestidgeous
Call 769-3827
904 S. State-No. 304
Corner Packard
455
LIVE!
IN
THE ROYAL DUTCH
THIS SUMMER
Comfort and Convenience
for Three Men
" central air-conditioning
* large, front view
picture windows
* deep cushioned
furniture
* garbage disposal
A manager living in
0 2 min from Eng. Arch
0 parking lot
Call 662-8585
inspection by appt. at
715 Church, No.11
456

Join a Co-op This Summer

$45/Month
for up to- 4 men
1/2 block from Stockwell
1 2 blks. from P-A bldg.
furnished - new carpet,
drapes and paint
air-conditioned
laundry facilities
disposal
dishwasher
balcony
off-street parking
1336 Geddes, Apt. 6
663-1722
458
MODERN 1 Bdrm.
LUXURY APT.
MUST SUMMER SUBLET
Ideal for 1, 2, even 3,
or couple
air-conditioned
disposal
modern throughout
super-clean
commuter bus stops
across street-5 min.
from campus
TRADEWINDS APTS.
Corner Hoover and Main
TERMS REASONABLE
and extremely negotiable
Call 769-2032
459
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BEAUTIFULLY
FURNISHED
HOUSE
LOCATED ON FOREST
this attractive house is
suitable for either a fam-
ily or up to 5 students.
It has 3 bedrooms, leath-
er furniture, a fireplace,
new carpeting, a porch, a
lawn, and off-street park-
ing for 4 cars.
Available in early May

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w MODERN 2-3 MAN
APARTMENT
2 beds upstairs
sofa bed downstairs
" perfect campus location
near Blue Gront and
Ralph's Market
" Completely Furnished
" Air-Conditioned
" Parking Structure
CALL
764-9344
or
761-2349

BARGAIN!!

CALL 761-6665

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731 Packard, Apt. No. 114
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668-6872

" Members work 4 hours per week

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RITON HOUSE APARTMENT

INDIVIDUALIZED
floor converted house
QUIET
furnished, living room,
bedroom, large kitchen
Perfect Summer
air-conditioning
porch
parking
good location
good sun and ventilation
Available
April1 26 - August 25
(possibly fall, also)
$100 monthly
CALL EVENINGS
769-5480
461

NEED ROOMMATE
for Summer Sublet
Live in new, modern 2-
man apt. close proximity
to campus, downtown
Ann Arbor and local the-
atres
Air-conditioned, with gar-
bage disposal, laundry fa-
cilities, game room and
study room.
Call DAVE at
761-8534
for personal showing of
Apt. 331
350THOMPSON
464

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721 & 723 E. KINGSLEY
SUMMER SUBLET FALL RENTAL
'1 ONE and TWO BEDROOMS
' Hospital & Campus * Air-Conditioned
Location * Off-Street Parking
* Sound Conditioned Large Desks, Shelves
A Recreation Room
. Laundry Room . Carpet & Vinyl Floors
* Balconies - Many Other Goodies
" WE USE THE UNIVERSITY 8 MONTH LEASE
HURON VALLEY REAL ESTATE
PHONE 663-9373 444 S. MAIN
UNIVERSITY TOWERS

WE ARE PRETTY BUREAUCRATIC,
AS YOU'VE NO DOUBT SAID

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2-MAN
$1 00/mo.
down from $140/mo.
for MAY-AUGUST
split level
fireplace
running water
parking
other extras

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3IMAN
Modern Apt.
AVAILABLE FOR
1,2, or 3
FOR SUMMER
* Modern
0 Clean
* Off-street parking
* 2 blocks from campus
0 Negotiable rent
CALL OR COME BY
Apartment 6
ROYAL DUTCH APT.
715 Church
761-5868
465

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0 8-month
Leases
* No Premium
Payments
0 Single Lease
Responsibility
* Air-
Conditioned
* Heated Pool
0 Study
Lounge
t Recreation
Room
M 2 Color TV
Lounges

407 E. Kingsley, N
665-6943
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We have rules and contracts and regulations
and procedures for doing things ...

and forms

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We are trying to change, though. We took a harsh look
at ourselves and found we are rather stuffy about some
things. We're trying to change as many of those old
stuffy ways as we can.
For instance, we re making room contracts as flexible as
possible. We will re-negotiate a contract if you feel it's
necessary. We'll give you a way of moving out on that
roommate you can't stand and a way of moving in with
two others twice as bad.
We've even put some psychedelic drapes in one of our
rooms. ..
Come live with us-you'll see we've changed (we hope) !
Stop by the office and meet the bureaucrats. The carpeted
showrooms are located at 3011 Student Activities Building.

ON CAMPUS
1 or 2 MAN APT.
Modern
Beautifully Furnished
Air-Conditioning
Available
April 26 - August 25
$150 monthly
CALL EVEN INGS
761-2237

MODERN
APARTMENT
CLOSE TO CAMPUS
4-MAN APARTMENT
Air-conditioning,
Garbage Disposal,
Dishwasher,
Parking Facilities,
Completely Furnished,
New Carpeting
2 Large Bedrooms
Call 769- 1283
Apt. 1
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*Approved by Student Housing Assoc.
*Meets all Unirersity of Michigan standards for
off-campus housing. Call 761-2680 NOW.

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