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RENTING THE RIGHT WAY Insurance, legal matters, rights and responsibilities MEGAN JULA | mjula@indiana.edu

Somewhere amid a muddle of leases and landlords, you are trying to figure out the logistics of renting. Here are a few tips from Randall Frykberg, director of IU’s Student Legal Services. Consider them before you get the keys to your new home.

Take pictures of your property before you move in Inspect the area thoroughly and note any defects. The strongest cases Student Legal Services receives are those with visual evidence, Frykberg said. “If a defect seems important (windows, door locks, bugs),

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don’t accept the keys unless your landlord fixes it,” he said.

Do know your rights as a tenant Though most of your rights are specific to your lease, the government also mandates certain standards. The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or disability. Bloomington code requires all residential renting units meet specific qualifications including: A heating unit that reaches 65 degrees Working plumbing Stable structure and lockable doors Sufficient light and ventilation Fire protection systems and exits For the complete list visit bloomington.in.gov.

Don’t give your landlord a reason to report you Your landlord, or your neighbors, can report you for a variety of city violations. These include noise, trash and yard maintenance. Your landlord might require you sign a list of house rules covering pets, quiet hours and so forth. If you break them, you can be evicted. Clauses on your lease might allow your landlord to evict you for certain criminal violations. These include “use and/or sale of illegal drugs, serving alcohol to a minor and even consumption of alcohol by a minor,” according to Student Legal Services. Renters insurance protects your belongings in case of fire, flood, theft and other disasters. Frykberg said renters insurance is especially important for students with valuable possessions, such as computers, televisions, cameras or other electronics. Adding renters insurance onto your parents’ homeowners insurance is easy. Your car insurance provider can also easily add renters insurance to your policy.

Don’t allow friends to engage in illegal activities on your property. As the Student Legal Services website says, “You did a bad deed, hosting friends and their weed.” Keep in mind you can be held accountable for any illegal activities you permit.

Do pick your roommates carefully “It’s not a Friday night hookup, it’s more like a marriage,” Frykberg said. It’s important to live with someone you trust. You could end up paying your roommate’s share of the rent if your lease includes a “joint and several liability” clause.

Do contact Student Legal Services or the Housing and Neighborhood Development Department if you have questions Student Legal Services, 703 E. Seventh St. , offers legal services paid for by your student activity fee. HAND investigates rental complaints for violations of the

Property Maintenance Code. The department’s website describes necessary steps in filing a rental complaint at bloomington. in.gov/hand.

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All about Btown 80,405 BLOOMINGTON’S ESTIMATED POPULATION

23.4 MEDIAN AGE (THANKS, COLLEGE KIDS) RACE AND DIVERSITY

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Need to store your stuff? BY KIRSTEN CLARK kirclark@indiana.edu

You’re getting ready to leave town for the summer. But what do you do with all that stuff? While some students decide to haul it home, many will opt to stash belongings in one of many storage facilities in Bloomington. Julie Aton, owner of Aton’s Self Storage in Columbus, Ind., shared some tips for students seeking to

rent a storage unit. Don’t just choose the closest storage facility Most people select the closest facility for the sake of convenience, but Aton said for summer storage, that might not be the best choice. “It would be important for someone who would be making frequent trips to the storage unit,” she said, adding that most

students renting a storage space make only a few trips between their dorm or apartment and the storage facility. Visit the facility beforehand “The staff should be professional, courteous and accessible,” Aton said. “Ideally, you should look for a facility that is fully fenced with a computerized access gate and surveillance cameras and is well-lit.” Aton said it is helpful to check online reviews from other customers and ask about pest control, gate access hours, payment options and office hours. Better protect your stuff Most storage facilities offer

climate-controlled and non-climate-controlled storage units. “For summer storage, you may prefer temperature-controlled storage, especially if you are storing electronics and nice furniture,” Aton said. If temperature-controlled spaces aren’t available, students can take certain steps to protect their belongings from heat and humidity. Aton recommended purchasing a chemical moisture absorber, such as DampRid or Dri-Z-Air, for storage units without air conditioning. She said placing a tarp or wooden pallets on the unit’s concrete floor can further protect belongings.

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Budget breakdown BY ALEXIS BENVENISTE apbenven@indiana.edu

ccording to CNN money, college students that graduated in 2013 had an average of $35,200 in college-related debt. This includes student loans, credit card debt and money that they owed to family members. Budgeting will help cut down these costs significantly because it will make you more cautious of your spending — from the ordinary pizza run to a textbook purchase.

Student spending habits Discretionary spending dominates the average student’s budget

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Tips for success Create an excel document of your expenses. If you track everything from a late-night pizza run to a school supplies shopping spree, you will be more conscious of what your money is going toward. Devise a pre-arranged plan before each semester, detailing where you plan to spend your money. If you divide your money into specific categories, you’ll be more conscious of how much you’re spending. Make a list of wants versus needs for your budget, and designate how much you will use per category. Carry cash with you at all times so that you don’t use your credit or debit card mindlessly. It’s easy to constantly spend on your card, but with cash, everything is tangible. Keep all of your receipts organized. This will help when you need to return something or compare your receipts to your credit card or debit card statement. On average, both in-state and out-of-state students allot about $2,091 toward “other expenses” in their budget.

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$8 billion Convenience stores

$5.5 billion Alcohol

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Couch ban Renters, get your indoor couch off your outside porch MATTHEW GLOWICKI | mglowick@indiana.edu

ouches, armchairs and futons are among the traditional indoor furniture banned from Bloomington front porches. That’s one of the changes the Bloomington City Council approved in the Property Maintenance Code on Nov. 14, 2012. Housing and Neighborhood Development Director Lisa Abbott said she worked on the changes for months. The code’s most recent update was in 2003. “The neighborhoods have been asking for this for a long time for a number of reasons,” Abbott said. She cited neighbor complaints about weather-exposed upholstered furniture that of-

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ten begins to smell from mildew. Aesthetic concerns about older front porch furniture also played into some complaints, she said. “You can still sit on your front porch and enjoy the great outdoors,” Abbott said. “You’ll just have to use furniture intended for outdoor use.” But more than complaints, the decision was also made out of safety concerns, Assistant City Attorney Patty Mulvihill said. “(Rodents) like the stuffing and the warmness,” she said. “We see a lot of infestation problems coming from the front porches.” Mulvihill also said she wasn’t

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sure exactly when the Fire Prevention and Building Safety Commission members would read through the code changes, nor did she know definitively if the commission would approve or strike the changes individually or altogether. “I think it’s an underutilized resource of the average renter in Bloomington,” she said. The new Bloomington code bans upholstered furniture that would usually go indoors from sitting outside the rental.

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Breaking through the legal bull What you need to know before signing that lease BY MICAH MCVICKER | mmmcvick@indiana.edu

If you plan to sign a lease in Bloomington, you should know a few things before putting pen to paper. The Indiana Daily Student and Randall Frykberg from IU’s Student Legal Services have some tips to consider and clauses to look out for when searching for a place of residence. Legality A lease is a legally-binding contract. Your landlord has a lawyer who writes the lease agreement. Before signing anything, bring it to the Student Legal Services office, 703 E. Seventh St., to find any red flags your landlord might have included.

Entirety Before accepting keys from the landlord, take photos or videos of the entire house or apartment. If something is broken, report it. Don’t allow yourself to be charged for something you didn’t break. Sometimes, your leasing agent or landlord will do a walkthrough with you before you move in. Make sure to take notes of any damages so you and your landlord are on the same page. Length Most leases in Bloomington are for 12 SEE LEGAL, PAGE 35

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Blow up your speakers tonight

JUST KIDDING, (POLICE SAY DON’T)

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Regarding all reported incidents, the Bloomington Police Department abides by a triage system, meaning noise violations are prioritized by the number of officers available to respond as they come through to dispatch.

LAKE’S TIP’S FOR PARTY THROWERS Most complaints stem from an overpowering stereo system. Enjoy the music, but ease up on the bass.

BPD Lt. Faron Lake said noise violations fall somewhere near the bottom of the priority chain. “Keep it small, keep it inside,� Lake said regarding house parties. “It’s a rarity that we have to knock on a door and someone answers.� Concerning noise violations, BPD operates on a two

strikes, you’re out policy. The first time an ordinance is cited, a $50 fine and a written warning might come into the picture. The second time, more expensive fees and jail time are within the realm of further consequences, Lake said.

Keep the invite list small. The smaller the list, the easier it is to take control of the situation, if necessary. No wandering about outside or on porch areas.

If a neighbor’s party is out of hand, stick to calling the non-emergency number. Leave the 911 line open for priority calls and those who need more immediate assistance.

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Campus Parking IU Students can purchase an E or F permit to park on campus. Most E parking is located near Memorial Stadium and Assembly Hall. A full-year pass can be purchased for $122.16 and a fall semester pass for $61.08. F passes are $61.08 for the full year and $30.56 for the fall semester. Anybody with a valid IU permit, including an E or F pass, can park in any campus garage or non-24 hour A or C space from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. Students living in dorms or other campus residences can also purchase a D pass through Residential Programs and Services. Anyone, even without an IU permit, can park in a D or E space between 5 p.m. Friday and 11 p.m. Sunday. There are also five parking

garages located on campus: the Atwater, Henderson, Poplars, 11th and Fee Avenue and Jordan Avenue garages. Rates vary for each garage. Parking is free in these garages from 6 p.m. Friday through 7 a.m. Monday. The Indiana Memorial Union also operates two pay lots near the Union from 7 a.m. through midnight. Bloomington Parking There are three parking garages in Bloomington: the Fourth Street, Morton Street and Walnut Street garages. Non-reserved passes for 12 hours a day, 5 days a week can be bought for $40 and nonreserved passes for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, can be bought for $67. Reserved passes for 12 hours a day, 5 days a week are SEE PARKING, PAGE 3+

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10 things We wish we knew before moving BY AUDREY PERKINS AND AUSTIN ATKINSON audperki@indiana.edu and austatki@indiana.edu

ousing brings unnecessary worrying no matter the time of year. Despite it being the beginning of the semester, the time to think about next year’s housing is slowly approaching. To help the moving novice, six IU students provided advice. Juniors Kristie Qiu, Magnai Davaadagva, Mackenzie Keller and Sasha Souki and sophomore Kenneth Guerra came up with their top 10 pieces of advice when planning an upcoming move.

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1. Decide whether you want to be on or off campus The panel said the deciding factor for someone unsure of whether to stay on or off campus would be if they had a car. “Know your transportation limits,” Souki said. She said if you do not have a car, pick a place with a bus route in the immediate area. Davaadagva added that it would be better to stay on campus in this situation. For someone without a car, he said, it would be easier to be close to campus for group work and commuting to class.

2. Ask yourself, “Do you need furnished housing?” For someone like Qiu, who is out of state, she said she worries about transporting and storing furniture. “Check to see if your apartment is furnished,” she said. If there isn’t an easy way to store furniture, cut out a step by looking for furnished apartments. There are many options available both on and off campus.

3. Pick a place that offers maintenance “If something goes wrong,” Keller said, “someone will be there.” One convenience of living on campus is the easy-access maintenance. If something breaks, it can be fixed in a matter of one to three days, she said. Look for a location that offers free maintenance.

4. Think about what kind of roommate you want A roommate could affect whether or not your housing is a good or bad memory. While the cost benefit is one of the first things that come to mind, Davaadagva said to think about what kind of person you want to live with first before signing a contract. Don’t just pick a random friend, he said. Decide what kind of experience you want. Do you want someone to talk to, or do you want someone who will keep to his or her side? Can you handle someone who is loud or messy?

5. Budget your living expenses While you wouldn’t think moving would involve

immediate budget planning regarding living expenses, Keller said she thinks differently. Before doing anything, take your allotted money for the semester, subtract tuition and rent, and give yourself a solid budget to live off of, she said. Keep in mind a specific amount to subtract from. “Don’t wing it,” Keller said. “I wish I had and should have learned about budgeting. My first semester of freshman year I spent $5,800 on miscellaneous things around campus ranking from food to clothes,” Guerra said. For a more specific number, Qiu recommended at least $50 a week.

wear it in winter to stay warm.”

6. Beware of parking

Souki said there are many places to live, and some of them are relatively unknown. “A lot of people forget about Campus View, Bicknell and stuff like that,” she said. “Go to a lot of places.” With new buildings opening up, there are new options many students don’t know about. Open up a campus map and see if there are any new residential centers that you don’t recognize.

When moving, parking may not be your friend, Souki said. Keep in mind how many personal items you are bringing. “Parking isn’t ideal,” Keller said. In the long term, think about where the nearest parking lot is from where you are living. Sometimes with on-campus housing, there isn’t a lot immediately near by.

7. Prepare for the trek into campus Living off campus does not allow you the luxury of running home and changing clothes when you get rained on or grabbing an extra jacket when the weather changes unexpectedly. “The practicality of an umbrella is something I shouldn’t have taken for granted. I wasn’t used to the lifestyle of walking to class in the rain,” Guerra said, “and the importance of having a good coat. Although pea coats are good looking, they are not especially warm. I own this really horrendous Parka that I hate, but it’s necessary that I

8. Be aware that laundry may not be close by Keep in mind that with some locations, laundry may not be in your building. This was the case for Keller. “It was not in my complex ... it’s in the next one over,” she said. “I kind of wished someone informed me of this sooner.” As for paying for laundry, Qiu suggests using Campus Access if applicable. Remembering her days in her McNutt dorm, she said there was a discount for using Campus Access rather than coins.

9. Look at a map

10. No matter what, be open minded Anything can change at the last minute. Keeping a stress-free moving situation involves being open to change. Much like how Souki suggested looking at new housing options, Keller said she advises anyone unsure of where to live to look around. She said she lives in an old building, like late 1940s, and it is affordable because of its age. While being in an older building may not be preferable, it could be a good alternative. “The oldness of it is actually nice,” she said.


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What to do when the dorms shut down When the dorms close, people who are unable to go home are faced with a dilemma. Here are some tips for avoiding the hassle of being homeless during breaks.

IU Residential Programs and Services allows alternate dorm arrangements for students who need to stay on campus during breaks. For the upcoming Thanksgiving break, dorms will close at 10 a.m. Nov. 23 and reopen 8 a.m. Nov. 30. Students can sign up for temporary housing for the week. According to RPS, costs will range between $50 and $75. Center desks and food and mail services will close during break.

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Your friends are likely to be on vacation, and many professors leave for research or are otherwise out of their homes when the campus is on break.

Sublease Hospitality exchange websites like couchsurfing.org can also help students locate a place to stay.

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Dorm life round two EMILY METALLIC emetalli@indiana.edu

With dorms as the only option, selecting housing for freshman year is relatively easy. Once freshman year ends, however, students have several options: Rent an off-campus apartment or house, settle into a greek

house, move into an upperclassmen Residential Programs and Services facility or stay in the dorms. We talked to two IU students who decided to renew contracts in the dorms and hang out with the freshmen.

Josh Krushinski

Emily Francisco

Sophomore majoring in biology Wright Quad

Junior majoring in speech and hearing sciences Collins Living-Learning Center

Do you think staying in the dorms was a good choice? It was. It helped me out with my grades because I have the best grades yet this semester. What’s it like to live with freshman? I feel a disconnect with the freshmen because I’m older. Also, I’m in a single, and there are doubles around me, so I feel a little out of place.

Best thing about staying in the dorms? The best thing is having the food court in the residence hall. It’s quick and convenient. Worst thing about staying in the dorms? The worst thing is having to share a bathroom with 20 other guys and all the trash they leave in the hallway.

Why did you decide to stay on campus? I don’t have to worry about cooking for myself if I don’t have time or trying to find time to go grocery shopping. The location is also really convenient, so I have a fairly short walking time to each of my classes. Best thing about staying in the dorms? Being around friends. My friends and I planned for this year to all live on the same floor right next to each other, so that has been fun.

What’s it like to live with freshmen? If I didn’t have someone that I got along with well and wanted to keep living with, then I think it would be fine to room with a freshman. I have a friend who roomed with a freshman when he was a sophomore, and everything was fine. Worst thing about the dorms? The worst thing is that sometimes you just want to have your own bathroom, and sharing a bathroom with 20 people is sometimes annoying.

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BY AUDREY PANGALLO pangalla@indiana.edu

Finding ways to reduce environmental impact can be a challenge for the average college student. Luckily for IU students, there are many ways to be more ecofriendly without even leaving home. Emilie Rex, assistant director of sustainability at the IU Office of Sustainability, works on student initiatives. Rex said students need to focus on reducing the resources they use. One way Rex recommended students reduce their water consumption is by taking shorter showers. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, people in the United States use 1.2 trillion gallons of water per year while showering. By taking shorter showers, students can conserve a lot of water. Another resource students consume frequently is electricity. According to IU’s Integrated Energy Master Plan, 73.1 percent of

Living Eco-friendly TIPS AT A GLANCE Reuse water bottles instead of buying new ones. Buy products made from recycled materials. Buy food that uses limited packaging. Recycle as many materials as possible, including cans, glass and paper.

energy used at IU is electricity. Electricity consumption can often sneak up on students. Rex said even when electronics are not being used, they can still consume electricity through what is called a canceling charge.

Print only what you need, and print double-sided. Read documents on a computer instead of printing them. Donate unwanted items to local charities. Use reusable bags instead of paper or plastic. In dining halls, take only what you need of food, condiments and napkins.

Conserving energy and water not only benefit the environment, but also benefit students’ bills. Patricia Peng is a former intern at the Office of Sustainability who works with students to find sustainable housing. She had a

straightforward message concerning electricity usage for students. “If you’re not using it, unplug it,” she said. Peng suggested finding places that have updated appliances. For living on campus, Peng encouraged students to recycle and actively take part in helping dorms reduce energy consumption. “Tell your RA if something isn’t running right,” she said. Students can go beyond their apartments and dorms and help the environment by using alternative transportation. This can be done by simply walking to class, taking a bike or using public transportation. When students need to stock their fridge, Rex said the most sustainable option is to buy local food whenever possible. If students would like to find more information about living in a sustainable way, there are several websites they can use, including that of the IU Office of Sustainability, indiana.edu/~sustain.

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Roommates: A sexless marriage

STORY AND ILLUSTRATION BY WILL ROYAL wroyal@indiana.edu

It’s unlikely your roommate planned an elaborate date to pop the question, “Will you live with me next year?” Before cracking open a bottle of champagne, think about what this means. The relationship you are considering is nothing short of a sexless marriage. Keep the following vows in mind as you contemplate if roommate living is the life for you. To have and hold With a roommate, you always have someone around in case you should need someone to talk to, a shoulder to cry on or guidance to the bathroom after a long night. While this sounds like a desirable support system, there is always a worse half. Just as a couple is often viewed as a package deal, friends might view you and your roommates similarly.

Maintain a social life with some kind of escape from the people you are around dayin and day-out. Keep in mind that if you have a quick-to-cling roommate, your friends might distance themselves to get away from the two-for-one special. From this day forward While we all have heard 50 percent of marriages end in divorce, let’s hope your household can keep the peace for at least 12 months. Enjoy your personal honeymoon during the summer, and use this time with family to practice living with others. Disagreements and things that make you tick are inevitable. The key to a happy home is letting some of that go. Try to think of your issues long-term, communicate openly and outlast the 72-day marriage of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries. For better, for worse Whether you are living with your best friend or some-

one you hardly know, you’ll live through both good and bad experiences. Hope for the best, but don’t expect it. If you expect your roommate to be your preconceived idea of a perfect one, of course you’ll be let down a time or two. Realize you are living with another human being, and embrace the imperfections. After the lease has ended, you might be relieved, or maybe you’ll be grieving. Either way, toast to how this learning experience has made you a better person. For richer, for poorer There is no need to run an intensive credit check on your future roommates. Still, consider finances when signing your lease. Not only will you be paying monthly rent, but remember utility bills. Unless you want to be your roomie’s sugar daddy, plan for these costs ahead of time. Decide if one person will collect money for all bills or if you will split the responsi-

bility. Chances are slim that you’ll find yourself living with a gold digger, but still, a prenuptial agreement is a must. In sickness and in health College students are not the cleanest bunch. Piles of dirty dishes, an old, unclaimed pizza box and a basement full of sprickets and mice are all-too-common amenities. It’s going to take the effort of you and your roommates to avoid slipping into this sickening lifestyle. You don’t have to be Mr. or Mrs. Clean to keep your home healthy. Take the extra few minutes to clean your dishes, and use regular cleaning tasks as excuses to procrastinate. Maybe you’ll even enjoy your reading assignment with a lemony-fresh scent in the air.


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Leaving town? Consider subletting

Negotiate Offer to pay any sublet fees required by the landlord, as they can cost up to $200, according to Hoosier Rentals. “We require a deposit from the future subletter,” Gilbert said. “It helps keep responsibility for possible damages.”

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tenants are responsible,” Scott Gilbert, general manager of Hoosier Rentals, said. “Sometimes there are parent forms that force the parents of the tenants to send the rent.”

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Start early Post ads in the Indiana Daily Student Classifieds and OneStart Classifieds, canvas bulletin boards in campus buildings and cover the walls and poles on well-trafficked streets and bus stations. “My family and I used a couple outlets to find someone to sublet,” Minton said. “We tried Craigslist and the IDS Classifieds. There were a lot of spam requests, but we found a couple people legitimately interested in my apartment, and their background seemed to check out fine.”

Help out with payments When desperate, offering to pay the utility bills or part of the lease is a good way to find a more willing customer. Offering a good deal will help, but make sure you work out payment options. “To help us find someone to sublet, we decided it would be better to offer a discounted rate for the lease,” Minton said. “We’re covering one-fifth of the lease and paying for the parking that our unit provides, but the subletter is in charge of utilities.”

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Whether planning to graduate early, considering traveling abroad or eyeing a great internship opening, IU students must first find a solution to their current housing contracts. Subletting is the first choice. Though a hard decision, it allows you to leave campus without wasting lease money. Trusting someone to take care of your home and your furniture and pay the rent is risky. It’s a lot of control to give to one person, usually a stranger. December graduate Scott Minton and a Bloomington property manager offered advice on stress-free, secure sublets.

your sublessee chose not to, talk to your landlord and make a contract. Paperwork signed by you and the sublessee will transfer ownership to the new tenant, but if the sublessee fails to make payments, responsibility will again fall on you.

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ROOMMATES What’s your magic number?

BY MICHAEL HUGHES michhugh@indiana.edu

A roommate can make or break a college experience. If you go random and get someone you don’t get along with then it may make for a long year. If your roommate has sticky fingers then you may find yourself paying to feed him, too. The number of roommates you live with can also be vital. If you are a person who constantly wants to be around friends, then living with seven other people is not ideal. If you value your personal space and alone time, then maybe living with just one roommate, or even living alone, is right for you.

Sophomore John Davis lives in Terra Trace Apartments with a friend he met on his dorm floor last year. He said that if he lived with more people, “it would be a little overwhelming.” He added that he prefers “living with one roommate because I have some space to myself to get things done that need to get done.” Fellow sophomore Zach Gentz lives off campus near the stadium with four other students. “With four roommates it was easier to get a house which is what I was looking for, and it’s a lot easier to split costs making it cheaper for everyone,” Gentz said. He also likes living with four other guys because

“there’s always someone to hang out with.” He never feels over crowded or wishes there were less people in the house. “Everyone has their own space, everyone has their room,” he said. Even though he values his privacy, he said having friends around is always better. “Every now and then a little alone time is pretty good, but I’d rather have people around,” he said. Sophomore Jennifer Weaver is a Resident Assistant at Forest Residence Center and lives in a single dormitory room there. Her reason for choosing the RA route is simple. “I get free housing, that’s about it,” she said. Weaver

said there’s probably an academic advantage to living alone. If anything else, she said, there are “certainly fewer opportunities for distractions.” Although she lives alone now, she does not want to live alone for her entire time at IU. “I feel like having roommates would be a good experience,” Weaver said. “It would allow me to have a close support system emotionally and academically, an active social life, and make things cheaper. And we could learn how to live on our own together.” Even though Weaver lives in the residence halls, she still does not feel secluded. “Living in the residence halls makes it really easy for social life,” she said.

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Utilities guide BY RACHAEL STUART AND MICHELA TINDERA rmstuart@indiana.edu mtindera@indiana.edu

What am I responsible for? With a house, you are usually responsible for setting up all utilities including gas, electric and water. With apartments, all utilities except the electric bill are generally included in the month’s rent. Trash collection Curbside trash collection occurs once a week, and recycling collection occurs bi-weekly. Check online at bloomington.in.gov for your specific pickup day. Set your bins out the night before because collection crews start their shifts as early as 5 a.m.

Trash stickers are $2 per bin and must be attached each week for pickup. They can be purchased at all Kroger, Marsh and Bloomingfoods locations, as well as some Bloomington municipal buildings. If it finds an issue with your trash or recycling, the Sanitation Department might leave a noncollection notice explaining why they did not pick it up, which could result in a fine of up to $50. Names to know Electric Duke Energy 1-800-521-2232 Water City of Bloomington Utilities 812-339-1444 Gas Vectren Corporation 1-800-227-1376

Ways to save Don’t just turn off. Unplug appliances and gadgets when they’re not in use. Lower the thermostat temperature when you’re not home. For every degree you lower the temperature during the winter you can save up to 5 percent on your bill, according to the Alliance to Save Energy. Wash clothes in cold water. It cuts your energy use in half. Install a low-flow shower head in your bathroom. It has a water output of no more than 2.5 gallons per minute, as opposed to a normal shower head’s 5.5 gallons per minute. Low-flow fixtures only cost $10 to $20 to install. Lay area rugs on hardwood floors. Not only do they look nice, they also help warm a room and therefore reduce heating costs.

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Magazine Monograms Bring individuality into your home, by incorporating your initials into decorations. If you have roommates, this is also the perfect way to pay homage to everyone living in the space. All you need for this creation is a magazine, some cardstock and picture frames. Cut letters from the magazine of the letter you want to frame, arrange them into the shape of that letter, glue them to the cardstock and stick it in the frame. Magazine: Free (if you have one laying around)- $3 Cardstock: $2-$3 Frames: $2-$3 Total $4-$9

Decor on a dime STORY AND PHOTOS BY ELISSA GROSS | engross@indiana.edu

College students often don’t have the luxury to choose their apartment or dorm room for the architectural design or unique character. The average student’s abode most likely has white walls, beige carpet and neutral laminate flooring That can make someone feel like they live in a sterile hospital rather than a cozy apartment. It can be extremely challenging to make this kind of environment feel homey but also look nice, especially with most student’s limited budget. A lack of funds, however, shouldn’t prevent you from making your apartment or dorm look and feel nice, so here are some decorating ideas that will brighten your home without causing too much stress on your bank account.


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Paper Cranes Origami is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to add some color and dĂŠcor to a plain space. Hang them from the ceiling in a corner of the room or as a border going across the top of a wall to instantly add some character to dull areas. All kinds of tutorials for folding paper cranes can be found online. Then, attach some white dental floss and use clear packing tape to hang them from the ceiling. Colored paper: $2-$3 Dental floss: $1-$2 Packing tape: $3-$4 Total $6-$9

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Not only do you want your home to look nice, but you also want to showcase some of things you love, like your favorite authors, movies, books or songs. Making a quote canvas is the perfect way to accomplish this. Find a canvas that uses a color scheme you like. The image on the canvas doesn’t need to be the most beautiful picture because most of it will be covered. Many home stores will have canvases or even stores like Target and Walmart may have a selection of decorative canvases. After you have one you like, write your chosen quote on it with some letter stickers. Then, spray paint over the canvas, let it dry and peel off the stickers.

These refrigerator magnets will not only add a nice touch to your kitchen, but they will also come in handy to leave notes for yourself or your roommates. They are also extremely easy to make. All you will need are Scrabble tiles and adhesive magnetic strips. Secondhand shops might have old Scrabble games, but a safer option would be looking online someplace like Amazon. Walmart or craft stores carry adhesive magnetic tape.

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Let’s get organized Tips and tricks for college living

Here are two common college living experiences: the dorm room and the house or apartment. Though there are obvious differences between the two, they share something in common: They can easily get messy. A room can look cluttered

because of an unbalanced stuff-to-space ratio. Add a roommate or two and it can be rather difficult to make that room look livable with two or three beds, desks, dressers and other items each roommate attempts to throw in the mix. Here are some tips to save space along with must-have items found in most department stores.

Push your desks together This is an excellent idea for dorm rooms. By pushing both desks side-by-side, you create more space for moving about.

top-drawer items organized with labeled plastic bins. For jewelry, ties, belts and any other accessories, try plastic accessory trays.

Embrace shoe racks For those with handfuls of shoes, stock up on these great space-savers. Different types of shoe racks are on the market, but all of them serve the same purpose — to keep your shoes neatly organized and away from gathering dust on your closet floor.

Try a stepladder bed stand Unlike a typical bed stand, a small stepladder allows for more storage of your favorite items, such as books, as well as your essential alarm clock and lamp.

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Dresser organization Getting tired of digging for that matching sock? Keep your

Invest in some under-bed drawers Though it’s not the most glamorous place to put things, the space under your bed allows for extra storage that might be hard to find elsewhere in a dorm.

Drawers are great for storing summer-wear during the colder months or just extra sheets and blankets. Textbook storage Proper textbook storage is especially important for those renting or wanting to sell their books each semester. In a dorm, try placing bookends on your overhead desk compartment. They’ll help keep your textbooks in excellent condition during a semester of wear and tear. In an apartment or house, a bookcase is the way to go.

seem necessary, especially in winter months when coats and other cold-weather layers need a grab-and-go spot. Hooks can also be used for handbags, keys and towels. Know your laundry options The first, and perhaps most common, route is the mesh hamper, an excellent choice because of its flexible material. These hampers easily fit into any space and fold down when needed. Another option is the wheeled hamper, ideal for those who hate hauling clothing to and from the laundry room.

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Porchin’ it COU R MC T TESY OF CAM PUS

Everyone wishes their house had a porch. If you’re lucky enough to have one, you better put it to good use. Lounge around in the shade with friends and a six-pack or two. Read for class in the crisp autumn air without getting rained on. Make a bold or freaky statement about your house to passersby. Here’s a checklist to help you liven up the coveted comfort zone known as the porch. 1 Christmas lights 2 Beer pong table 3 iHome or other sound system (might get stolen) 4 Cornhole boards 5 Bike (might get stolen) 6 Piles of empty beer cans 7 Cardboard cutouts of celebrities 8 Potted plants and other greenery 9 Too many ashtrays — Patrick Beane

Read about Bloomington’s ban of couches on front porches, page 7

Department of Housing and Neighborhood Development Do you know your rights and responsibiliƟes as a tenant? Do you know how many people are allowed to live in your rental house or apartment? Do you know who is responsible for maintaining your home’s smoke detectors? Do you know how to avoid geƫng a trash Ɵcket? Do you know what a Summary of Tenant’s and Owner’s Rights and ResponsibiliƟes is? Do you know what HAND is?

The City of Bloomington Department of Housing and Neighborhood Development has the answer to these quesƟons and many more. HAND is responsible for inspecƟng all rental properƟes within Bloomington. For more informaƟon contact HAND at 349.3420 or bloomington.in.gov/hand. City of Bloomington Department of Housing and Neighborhood Development • 401 N. Morton St., Ste. 130 • PO Box 100 • Bloomington, IN 47402


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Need a hand? BY KIRSTEN CLARK kirclark@indiana.edu

Bloomington has enough options to fit every student’s moving needs. Every time students need to leave town, they’re stuck with a dilemma — what to do with all that stuff. While some students decide to haul their stuff home, many will opt to stash their belongings in one of the available storage facilities in Bloomington. Julie Aton, secretary and treasurer of the Indiana Self Storage Association, a non-profit trade organization, shared some tips for students looking to rent a storage unit. Don’t just choose the closest storage facility Most people select the closest facility for the sake of convenience, but Aton said for summer storage, that might not necessar-

ily be the best choice. “It would be important for someone who would be making frequent trips to the storage unit,” she said, adding most students renting a storage space make only a few trips between their dorm or apartment and the storage facility. Visit the facility beforehand “A visit to the storage facility should assure the facility is clean and well-maintained,” Aton said. “The staff should be professional, courteous and accessible. Ideally, you should look for a facility that is fully-fenced with a computerized access gate and surveillance cameras and is well-lit.” Aton said it is helpful to see the actual storage units beforehand as well. Aton said potential renters should ask about pest control, gate access hours, payment options and office hours. She said it is also helpful to check online

reviews. Take extra measures to protect your belongings Most storage facilities offer both climate-controlled and nonclimate-controlled storage units. “For summer storage, you may prefer temperature-controlled storage, especially if you are storing electronics and nice furniture,” Aton said. However, if temperature-controlled spaces aren’t available, there are steps students can take to protect their belongings from the heat and humidity. Aton recommended purchasing a chemical moisture absorber, such as DampRid or Dri-Z-Air, for storage units without air conditioning. She said placing a tarp or wooden pallets on the unit’s concrete floor can further protect belongings. “It is important that the items you store are dry, clean and protected,” Aton said. “You can also

further protect your items by covering them with plastic.” SAVE SOME MONEY Aton said students should look for special discounts for student storage. “You may also be able to negotiate a discount if you pay the full amount in advance,” she said. Storage rental companies will often ask whether your belongings are insured. Some will offer insurance, but students can also check with their current insurance providers to see if they can cover the items going into storage. LOCK UP YOUR STUFF Most facilities require renters to provide their own locks, although many will sell locks at the facility, Aton said. She suggested a high-quality, maximum-security lock, such as a disc lock.

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Get furnished for less BY KIRSTEN CLARK kirclark@indiana.edu

Bloomington is full of places to acquire furnishings for your new house or apartment. Whether you’re in the market for a bed, a kitchen table or random knickknacks with which to decorate, these are just some of the places that can help you turn your new living space into a home. Pier 1 Imports 849 S. Auto Mall Road 812-333-7437 Shop here for smaller furniture items, such as upholstered chairs, dressers and side tables, as well as kitchenware and accent items like mirrors, picture frames and wall art. The décor is colorful and will make your living space look puttogether, but be prepared to pay a bit more for the value.

Delivery is not available, although items can be shipped via FedEx or directly from the website. Goodwill 1284 Liberty Drive 812-336-8104 For frugal college students, consignment furniture can be the difference between a partially and fully furnished living space. Although it can be hit or miss, shop Goodwill for deals on dressers, full-length mirrors, sofas and wall art. Delivery is not available, so enlist the help of a friend with a truck to transport large furnishings. Long’s Landing 5167 E. State Road 46 812-332-5888 Visit Long’s Landing for new

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This is college A house full of artists is not always a clean environment, but it is a creative one. The smell of paint, frequent drawing nights, and new artwork making its way onto the walls throughout the year are just a few of the characteristics of this house ďŹ lled with of hardwood oors and candle scents. PHOTO ESSAY BY ANNA TEETER | apteeter@indiana.edu

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Eating well for less Single-serving time-savers

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Dollar store gourmet

BY JOE STUMPE MCT campus

With food prices climbing higher, more grocery shoppers might give dollar stores a look. Here are a few common perceptions about dollar stores and what I found to be true: PERCEPTION Dollar stores are good only for bulk goods and pantry basics, such as pasta and canned tomatoes. Dollar stores sell products that are damaged or have reached their expiration dates. Dollar stores sell only obscure off brands.

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BRYAN HOUSE Built in 1924, the William Lowe and Charlotte Lowe Bryan House was commissioned for the president of the University. William Lowe Bryan, for whom the house is named, served as the 10th president. The house has since been home to every University president except Joseph Lee Stutton. Nestled atop a hill overlooking the campus, the stately building certainly emanates a sense of grandeur.

Refurbished once Herman B Wells took residence, the house serves not only as a home but as a meeting place. The Bryan House is well-known for inviting incoming freshmen and outgoing seniors to reflect on their IU journey. While the Bryan House has seen many gatherings and happy times, it has also seen some hard ones. Following the firing of men’s basketball Coach Bob Knight, students swarmed the Bryan House to protest former President Myles Brand. The house has welcomed its fair share of visitors and people of note, and the artifacts and history found inside attest to its vibrant history. WOODBURN HOUSE Much the same as the Bryan House

in terms of old-time charm, the Woodburn House is another jewel. Located on College Avenue, the Woodburn House is more than 175 years old. In 1855, political science professor James Woodburn, the house’s namesake, purchased the entire block, including the house, from its previous owners. The house became Woodburn’s personal home, and it stayed in his family for a considerable amount of time. The house saw many improvements and additions until Woodburn’s death in 1865. After that, his widow began taking in student boarders, and the house became a hotspot. Former tenants included the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and, at one point, the secretly-run student newspaper, the Dagger. One of the most notable residents was Herman B Wells, whose memorabilia can still be found in the house, including his Santa suit and spectacles. The house was retired of its duty as a boarding house in the early 1900s and was officially presented to the University during Wells’ residency in 1941. Today, it still serves as a meeting place for campus and alumni events. This is only fitting to its original motto of “hospes genius domi,” meaning “the guest is the spirit of the house.”


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BETA THETA PI HOUSE Beta Theta Pi, founded in 1845, is the oldest fraternity on campus. The original Beta house, which sat between Alpha Tau Omega and Acacia on Third Street, burned down. Remnants of the original house can still be seen there, Beta House Manager and senior Adam Onderdonk said. From there, the house moved in 1927 to the location that is currently the School of Informatics and Computing. The fraternity was removed

from campus in 2001, and when it recolonized in 2003, members moved into their present location at 1100 N. Jordan Ave. The house consists of two main wings — the North Wing and the Central Wing. The Central wing consists of three floors, the top floor being the “Exec Floor,” where fraternity executives live. Although there is no basement, the house contains a main great hall, a kitchen, conference rooms and many bedrooms. The property received a

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$40,000 renovation last summer. DELTA DELTA DELTA HOUSE Prior to the building of the Tri Delt house, the property at 818 E. Third St. was occupied by two private residences. The sorority bought one of the homes, but when the group outgrew the living area, members decided to build a larger house on the property. The house, which still stands today, was built in the late 1920s, Tri Delt House Corporation Board President Michelle Conn

Kahlo said, and it was inspired by a modified English Tudor house. Two renovations have taken place since the 1920s, and the sorority eventually bought the second private residence at the location and removed it from the property. The members who live in the house stay in cold dorms, a living arrangement in which all the bunk beds are in one large room. The house also features a formal and informal living room.

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35 for rent after eviction. The tenant must pay monthly rent until the lease ends even though he or she can’t live in the residence. Acceleration clause This states that once a tenant breaches the lease terms, he or she immediately owes the rent for the remainder of the lease term. In this situation, the landlord is also legally obligated to re-rent the property as soon as possible so as not to lose profit on empty spaces. Attorney’s fee clause This clause is written into most leases and states that if a landlord hires a lawyer for any reason, brings a suit against the tenant and wins, the tenant is responsible for the landlord’s attorney fees. Lockout clause This allows a landlord to gain possession of a home without an eviction order. This is rare because lockouts are illegal under state law.

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Olympus Stadium View olympusproperties.com

411 E. 20th St. 812-334-8200

A

$600

1

1

12 mo. U

a

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a

15

Olympus Vance Building olympusproperties.com

112.5 W. 6th St. 812-334-8200

A

$7101640

2

1

12 mo. U

b a

b

15

Olympus White Mountain olympusproperties.com

107 N. Dunn 812-334-8200

A

$388775

1

1

12 mo. U

a

29

The Park on Morton TheParkonMorton.com

710 N. Morton St. 812-339-7242

A,T, C

$6901250

1-4

1-4.5

7 mo. B 12 mo.

a a a a a a a

2

Parker Real Estate Management parkermgt.com

621 N. Walnut St. 812-339-2115

H,D, C,S

$395625

S, 1-9

3.5

12 mo. B b b b b b b b b b b

b b

b

2

Pendragon PendragonProperties.com

3929 Roll Ave. 812-332-7254

Railway Manors RailwayManors.com

913 N. College Ave 812-330-9700

A

$8252025

1-3

1-3

12 mo. U a a

a a

a

Rendy Park Apartments CallChoiceRealty.com

3900 S. Rendy Lane Apts. A-Z 812-331-7353

D

$750

2

1

b a

a

15

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a

a

a

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a

a a

a a

a a

b b

a

a

a

a

a

a a

a

a

a

a a a a a a a a

a

b

a a

a a

a

a

a a

Pool

3

Olympus 208 S. Hillsdale olympusproperties.com

a

a a a a a a a

Pets

$5501650

15

1-1.5 12 mo. U

Dishwasher

H

1655 S. Oakdale Drive 812-332-7289

Gas

208 S. Hillsdale 812-334-8200

Oakdale Square Apartments justus.net

12 mo. U a a 9 mo.

Trash

1-4

17

1,3, 4.5

Internet

$530800

1308 N. Lincoln St. 812-330-9700

Cable

A,T

Address/Phone

Northern Manors NorthernManors.com

Water

1,3,5

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Inside Cover

Electricity

Number of Bedrooms

$7853000

Pg

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Price Range

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Unit Type

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Amenities

Private Shuttle

b=Some

Bloomington Transit

a=All

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Washer/Dryer

Utilities Included

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Furnished/Unfurnished

A=Apartment

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Fitness Center

800 N. Union St. #101 812-855-3578

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1-2

1

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a

a

b

13

RPS Campus View Apartments 800 N. Union St. rps.indiana.edu 812-855-3578

A

TBA

2

1

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b a

a

b

13

RPS Evermann rps.indiana.edu

2001 E. Lingelbach Lane 812-855-4307

A

TBA

1

1

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a

a

b

13

RPS Redbud Hill rps.indiana.edu

2100 E. Lingelbach Lane & 2200 E. Lingelbach Lane 812-855-4307

A

TBA

2

1

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a

a

b

13

RPS 3rd & Union Apartments rps.indiana.edu

290 S. Union St. 812-855-8270

A,S

TBA

S, 1

1

10 mo. U a a a a a a 12 mo.

a a

a

b

13

RPS Tulip Tree Apartments rps.indiana.edu

2451 E. 10th St. 812-855-2108

A

TBA

2-3

1-2

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a a

a

b

13

RPS Union Street Center rps.indiana.edu

445 N. Union St. 812-855-5513

A

TBA

1-4

1-2

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a

13

RPS University Apartments East rps.indiana.edu

1603 E. Third St. 812-855-2108

A

TBA

1

1

15

Sarah's Crib Apartments shaw-rentals.com

1116 N. Walnut St. 812-336-6900

A

$6501750

1&3

26

Scholar's Quad Collegiate Apts 2716 E. 10th St. RenaissanceRentals.com 812-333-2280

A

$7751450

1-2

1-2

26

Scholar's Rock Studio Apartments RenaissanceRentals.com

1300 N. Walnut St. 812-333-2280

S

$445595

S, 1

1

12 mo. U b a

ba b

26

Scholar's Rooftop RenaissanceRentals.com

1100 N. Walnut St. 812-330-1123

A

$9751050

1

1

12 mo. U

a a

a a

a

15

Shaw Rentals shaw-rentals.com

409-432 E. Southern Drive 812-336-6900

H

$2000 -2350

5

6

12 mo. U

a

a a

a

Smallwood Plaza Apartments smallwoodapts.com

455 N. College Ave. 812-331-8500

A

$1249 -2499

2-4

2

12 mo. B

a a a a a b a

b

The Stratum at Indiana thestratumatindiana.com

3131 E. Goodnight Way 812-333-9868

A

$660999

1-2

1-2

12 mo. F

ba a a

a a b a

b

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University Townhomes I CallChoiceRealty.com

405 E. Cottage Grove Ave. Apts. 1-18 812-331-7353

T

$950

2

1.5

12 mo. U

a

a a

a a a a

b a

b

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University Townhomes II CallChoiceRealty.com

422 E. 11th St. Apts. 1-18 812-333-9868

T

$950

2

1.5

12 mo. U

a

a a

a

b a

b

35

Weidner lancew@bluemarble.net

Various Locations 812-327-7859

A

$9501400

3

2

12 mo. U

a a

a

a

35

Weidner lancew@bluemarble.net

Various Locations 812-327-7859

H

$14002200

4-5

2-2.5 12 mo. U

a a

a

a

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Westplex Ave. CallChoiceRealty.com

108-118 S. Westplex Ave. 812-331-7353

T

$650

2

1.5

12 mo. U

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Willis Drive Manors WillisDriveManors.com

1450 N. Willis Drive 812-331-7353

T

$1740

4

3.5

12 mo. U

Woodbridge woodbridgeapt.com

3401 John Hinkle Place 812-778-3214

A,T

$6681057

1-3

1-2

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RPS BBHN Apartments rps.indiana.edu

a ba a

Pets

13

12 mo. F

Dishwasher

2-3

Gas

2-3

Trash

$415545

Internet

Number of Baths

A

Cable

Number of Bedrooms

500 S. Park Ridge Road 812-558-3600

Water

Price Range

Reserve on Third reserveonthird.com

Pg

Electricity

Address/Phone

29

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b=Some

Amenities

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a=All

F=Furnished U=Unfurnished

Bloomington Transit

H=House D=Duplex C=Condo

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Utilities Included

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A=Apartment

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