租房/Housing




                                                                              

租房信息/HOUSING                                                                返回/GO  BACK 

选择/Options:

- On Campus (学校宿舍):有关于学校宿舍的信息在UNL的官方网站上已经有很详尽的图文介绍(http://housing.unl.edu/)。有一点需要注意——学校的宿舍在寒暑假期间可能会关闭,想要租住学校宿舍的同学请提前确认以及作出安排。

- Off Campus (校外租房): 租房信息可以在Craigslist,各个租房网站,UNL CSSA 的facebook群组里,UNL的各个QQ群里找到。如果不想自己开车上学,最好住在离校车路线近的或者走路就能到学校的地方。房子最后确定下来之前最好要自己亲眼看过了再说。

 
有用信息/Housing Handbook:

第一步:详细查找房子信息
STEP 1:LOOK UP REVIEWS CRITICALLY 

签订合约之前一定要仔细查看房子的状况以及周围的环境。如果有条件,最好提前去各个公寓/楼房巡视一遍。注意要对自己看到的保持怀疑态度,尤其是有展示房的公司。有一些公司会收不知名的费用,有一些在带你展示时特别热情,但是一旦你签了约,态度就会改变。最好同时参考网上其他用户或者是朋友给的评价。如果不能自己去查看的话,在网上做好调查就变得极为重要。一般来讲,租房子的时候要同时找好几家来做对比;有必要的话,可以列一张表格,把所有的因素列出来(如距离,价位,环境,宠物收费,洗衣设备,管理等),并一一比较。

It is very important to look up an apartment or house before you sign the lease. If possible, schedule a tour to check up all the apartments that you all interested in, but remember to keep critical about what you see, especially if the manager took you to a showing room. There are housing companies who charge you for hidden fees or change their attitudes after you settled down. So compare your observation with others' review is very essential. If you cannot check out those apartments beforehead, pay attention to the negative reviews online. Of course you can't find a PERFECT house (or if you can, you really need to consider the reliability of those reviews), but you want to avoid major potential problems as much as you could.
Making a chart of all the apartments to compare the features can be very helpful (such as price, location, management, pet fees, laundry facility, etc).

一些可用的网站:
Some helpful Website:

-Zillow (For houses/房屋信息)

-Apartment Rateings (For Apartments/公寓信息)

-RentPing (For Apts and Houses/房屋与公寓信息)    
RentPing是录像制的简介,会普遍把房子拍摄的大一些,参看的时候要注意。(RentPing's video makes apartments look about 25% larger than they acutually are, keep this in mind whn you look up apartments on their site.)

第二步:选定住宿
STEP 2:FIND THE APARTMENT/HOUSE JUST FOR YOU

查询网站/Website for Apartment Searching:

-Rent.com (For Apts/公寓信息)

-Craigslist (This site is basically for anything, be alert when using this site/此网站不止用于房屋交易,查找信息时要小心,这是个完全开放性的网站。)

-Apartments.com  (For Apts/公寓信息)

-Trulia  (For Apts and Houses/公寓和房产信息)

-ApartmentGuide.com (For Apts/公寓信息)

-RedFin For Houses/房产信息)

-REALTOR.com(For Houses/房产信息)

-AllHomes(For Houses/房产信息)

-ZipRealty Real Estate (For Real Estate Company/房屋经纪人信息)


第三步:签约之后,房屋维护
STEP 3:HOUSING MAINTAINANCE

美国公寓的地面一般是地毯,需要使用吸尘器打扫。厨房一般没有大窗户,基本上都会有一个抽油烟机。防火设施很严谨。一旦油烟过多,屋内的防火警报就会响,这时候不用慌张,打开抽油烟机,打开屋内窗户散一下就好。同时可以用衣物或书本在警报器处扇风。美国公寓一般统一配有公用的收费洗衣机和烘干机,并且家里没有晾衣服的地方。洗一次衣服$1至$1.25,衣物烘干一般是同样的价钱。有些公寓内会自配私人的洗衣机和烘干机,但大多数是要向公寓管理部门租借,每月收费。有少数是已经配备好的。公寓内设施坏了要及时向管理部门申请维修。

Basically, after you sign the lease, all you need is to keep your place clean and safe. Check your smoke and/or CO detector regularly; always keep your doors and windows locked.