So, I've been looking at apartments for 2 days straight.
Started yesterday looking at a few of the complexes I'd identified. First one was nice - super leasing place, all brand new, huge kitchen, huge closets (as in they are the size to be a child's nursery). The area is a little industrial and backs up to river. STill, after 2 days, it was my favorite, i've been approved and was all set to spend MOnday getting my certified checks and signing the lease...Except I finally found a review
of the complex. The bit that has me second guessing it: CONS: Do you like birds? I mean, lots of birds, mainly crows. How about lots of Canadian
Geese? Well, if you answered yes to both then this is the place for you. The river acts like
a bird sanctuary. I've never seen anything like it. The geese shit everywhere and I guess the
building management doesn't feel that is part of the upkeep of the property. The one sidewalk
that takes you to the corner of Slater and Riverfront is just lined with shit all the time.
The noise can be unbearable from the geese at times.
Just....Yeah. I could see that being bad. And ensuring meganeed to wash car constantly to prevent paint damage. So, second guessing.
The other 2 I saw first day were very meh. Today, I saw 2 that were okay -- 1 was huge so utilities are a tad bit concerning. The other was beautiful and perfect -- lots of light, skylights, nice little balcony, nice walkable townhome community. ONly negative: super small kitchen with almost no counter space. Sigh.
So I'd gone back to the luxury condo I liked (this was before finding the review), and fell in love with layout and amenities again. Leasing agents loved my credit report and were super amenable...basically even said they'd give me the keys early so that I could start crashing their as soon as job started if I wanted while arranging the move, which was really selling me (implication being no extra charge, though I didn't verify this).
But then I read the review. And as much as I would not be looking forward to the 3 hour commute each day, I'm not sure I want to settle for an apartment that I love but that's in a neighborhood that's not ideal. I don't know.
I did look on the realtor site again and IDed some promising leads though, so I'm hoping that he's free on Monday and I can view at least a few of my top candidates. And then decide if I want to go to bank for the luxury bird sanctuary :P or keep looking (if I didn't find one I loved...or worse, did, but it end up not being available).
ETA and the realtor will meet me on Monday. At this point guilt from taking up so much of his time might have me going his way and waiting. :p. if nothing else he's going to score baked goods from me on Monday
Have I mentioned he's a baby? 23 years old. He makes me feel ancient now that I know that. (He looks more like late 20s to me, but I'm notoriously bad at guessing ages)This entry was originally posted at http://jebbypal.dreamwidth.org/1466217.html. Please comment there using OpenID.