My current living space cannot shift from my friend the Tufts person to some random other Tufts person, because Tufts has been hiring lots of faculty the past few years, and they now have a waiting list for their housing stock.
The people on this waiting list generally aren't looking for spaces to share; they're looking for their own castles. Which this will surely be, for some lucky winner.
bbbsg, LK, and I, on the other hand... We get to move between now and September 1. We're shooting for occupancy on Aug 1 or 15, maybe even July 15 or 1, depending....
We learned this last Friday, and confirmed today that hopes for staying put are much closer to none than slim.
If an awesome space presents itself, we might take on another person or more. Right now we're just hoping to find a nearby space that we'll survive, and that will survive us.
If you've any energy to send our way, any connections you can call on who might have a suitable property (3+ BR, hopefully 2+ BA; 1 [real or fakeable] BR and 1 full BA on entry level (first floor or elevator accessed); hopefully 1 if not 2 off-street parking places) in the greater Davis Square area (by which I really mean 3/4 mile walk from T with a reasonable ride time to MIT/Kendall Square or Lechmere, and not more than 45 minutes rush-hour drive to Burlington) to lease or who might be interested in financing a private mortgage, any time to help us pack again...
More details will be forthcoming.
So it goes.