Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Apartment Hunting

Over the weekend Teddy and I went apartment hunting. I will be living solo, just in case that first sentence was misleading. He was a great tour guide, showing me around different neighborhoods.

I fell in love with one apartment that we visited. The apartment was by the water and was luxury at it's finest. One downside to luxury living is the price tag, lol! How could you not love a place that had Mimosas?! The other downside was that it was very far from work and I'd have to cross a bridge every day during the commute. I'm not sure if I mentioned this before, but I have an acute case of road rage, so that won't work.

One horrible apartment reeked of curry even though there were two air fresheners plugged in the wall. This same apartment had stairs that were crumbling and trash all over the courtyard. Needless, to say, that apartment won't be hearing from me.

The next stop was also bad for a multitude of reasons. The major issues at the apartment included appliances from the 70s and the complex had 750 units. This time around I decided I want to live in a smaller apartment community with the hopes that I won't have to deal with some of the issues I have right now.

The final apartment we saw is the one I'm almost sure that I want. This complex only has 200 units and they know all their residents by name. The leasing agent also made some cookies called snicker doodles. I had never heard of these cookies but they were very good, I didn't overdo it, I only ate two. The atmosphere at the apartment was very serene and they are running a special, which would mean I'd pay $75 less a month than my current apartment.

We have plans to go to one more area this weekend and then I'll make my decision. I hate moving, as I've done it every year since 2004, but I've never been so ready to leave an apartment as I am now!


GorgeousPuddin said...

Happy hunting! I love luxury apts!the curry smell, crumbling stairs, and 70's appliances that'll be a no! You probably should go by the property you really like at night. You know the freaks come out at nite! LOL! My sister made the mistake of not visiting hers at night and it was full of meth heads.

Jaded said...

For some reason I laughed at the snickerdoodle cookie comment. So funny. Any place that serves cookies to potential renters has my vote!

Trish said...

GP-I believe you! I wish I had done that with the place I'm at now, there are people out all times of the day and night.

Jaded-Is it because the name is so funny? The leasing agent says they make them daily, Lord help me if I move there!

Jameil said...

I'm excited that you're gonna get a great place!! I wish I didn't have the idea that luxury apts. are such a waste of money b/c I love the look of them.

Nina said...

Yay!! No more people threatening others in the middle of the night...and why not with Teddy??? Not ready?? (ha! that rhymed!)

Trish said...

Jameil- They are great, just not at this point in my life.

Nina-Lol! That did rhyme. I've been there and done that with the shacking, I need more this next go.