Originally Posted by Metaphor_
I'd never send money in advance for an apartment in a ski town. Scams abound.
So you have to pay for a hotel for X # of nights before you are able to "find" a lease you may not be gauranteed, meanwhile being a grand or more in the shitter? I have to think this over. I'd be right on the limit (lower limit) financially. Perhaps a motel like the one posted above really is the only sound option.
But there's gotta be something I can do in advance (perhaps calling landlord, making appointment, etc)? I didn't mean "send money" to a shady listing on a classifieds site; I meant secure something through a verified listing service. Whatever, I guess I'll figure it out if I do it.
Any other time in my life I've gotten an apartment (i.e. at college) and went in advance to search/sign a lease, it certainly wasn't me paying for the trip in advance (or the apartment) nor was it in an area where apartments were in short supply.
It looks pretty grim; it is summer, of all times, and the listings for apartment rentals in ski towns is slim to nothing. UGHH
On another note, do some people do SLC for the reason there are ample suburban apartment options relatively close to LCC?