The competition for cheap apartments in SF is pretty crazy. Where are you moving from toinore?
I know! It seems like every time I call someone about a place, it is already gone. I am moving up from Santa Cruz. Not too far, but I don't have a car, so that makes things a little more difficult.
Might as well have to stand in the doorway with a sword. When are you trying to move up?
Well, my lease is up Aug 1, but if I don't find a place by then I will leave my stuff at my boyfriends house...and probably come up to the city and crash at a friends place so that I can be the first in line at all of these open houses.
I agree that the requirements for securing a lease seem like a bit of overkill. Last time I lived in SF I don't remember it being that bad...but, I guess I got the place through word of mouth, so that is always a lot easier. I actually saw a place listed that had a 3 hour window of time in which you had to call, receive an appointment, arrive at the place and go through the open house. They said that if you called before the 3 hours you would be automatically disqualified...very odd.