What's New with Cribspot?

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You might have noticed that Cribspot looks different today. We have been hard at work to continue to make the lives of renters easier. And we have few changes! Let me explain...

Michigan State University Monthly Fraternity Spotlight: Delta Chi

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The Michigan State Chapter of Delta Chi was founded on January 5, 1935 and is one of the oldest fraternities on campus. The current house at 101 Woodmere was purchased in 1935 and became the home of Delta Chi, however, it was rented out by Pi Beta Phi Sorority during World War II. In the fall of 1948, the chapter house doubled in size. In 1959, the Delta Chi Fraternity purchased the property next door and construction began in order to expand the house. ...

Michigan State sorority house monthly spotlight: Alpha Xi Delta

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At Cribspot, we interact a lot with students and student organizations. We were recently invited for a sneak peak into the new Alpha Xi Delta house at the Michigan State University. A rare opportunity for outsiders, we are excited to share some exclusive shots of the new house...

You want to have the best start to your college year, whether you are a senior or a freshman! Check out our top tips for a stress free move-in day to have the best welcome week yet...

A Look Into Ann Arbor's Luxury Apartment Scene

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The University of Michigan's International Center estimates monthly rental rates for students living in Ann Arbor to be between $450 - $750 for a studio, $750 - $1000 for a two bedroom apartment, and $850 - $1300 for a three bedroom apartment or condo. With these luxury apartments, however, you can expect at least an additional $200-$300 stacked on top of these averages....

Now that you’re off to college, far beyond the daily comforts of mother’s cooking and father’s 52” tv, you’re going to want to have your answers prepared for when they drive up state and ask what you "need". In their minds you’re their helpless son or daughter struggling to survive off of ramen and beer. So if you don’t want to be handed a carton of eggs, a gallon of milk, and new socks when they leave, you better have a list of things you actually want from your parents ready and on-hand. These are 7 gifts college student actually want from their parents (within reason)....

Planned by the man we know and love from studying American History at least 6 times in school; UVA was designed by Thomas Jefferson and has grown to house more than just the great names of textbooks past. Here you can find the prepster of UVA, kindle in one hand and red solo cup in the other. This fine balance between hard work and hard play is established by the prominent Greek Life on campus and traditions kept alive by the Lawn livers. Still on that waitlist to live on the Lawn? Make moves into the UVA off campus housing world and follow these helpful tips...

As a point of contact at Cribspot, I've had the pleasure (for the most part) of working with thousands of people searching for a house or apartment - from California to New York, two years in advance, a day in advance, and everything in between. From these conversations, certain patterns have emerged in the way people perform their search. Below, I've tried to consolidate the most common search patterns that seem to cause people problems...

Rutgers University is known as one of the top universities for research and is the eighth oldest institution in the United States. This university is almost split 50/50 between men and women, which is pretty unique. What’s also unique is that Rutgers University is split between three cities in New Jersey: Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Rutgers University-Newmark and Rutgers University-Camden. All three universities combined have 32 schools and colleges. Not to mention, the New Brunswick campus has over 40,000 students enrolled with Newark right behind it with 11,000 students. The college town of New Brunswick is known for its delicious eateries and Halloween parties that take place off campus. The college experience is gained if you live at any of the RU off-campus housing locations....

Whether you’re looking for a hipster haven or a high-class abode, Berkeley has a housing niche for everyone. The metropolitan area surrounding Berkeley’s campus is just about as diverse and lively as the student body itself. Though apartments near Berkeley can be a bit expensive, the atmosphere more than pays itself back. Students can find Berkeley off-campus housing scattered all around campus — with some houses closer to the university than others...