At the time that I'm writing this post, I still have not found an apartment. I'll let you all know as soon as that changes. L
et's talk about wanting a whole bedroom. Leasing agents will list places and show you places that have a wall separating the living room and a vacant space for a bed and call it a one-bedroom apartment. THAT IS NOT A ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT. It is a big ass studio.
Here are some words to avoid when looking for a WHOLE bedroom: cozy, cute, jr. 1BR, and it could go 50/50 with the word loft.
Anywho, remember when I said I just want a WHOLE bedroom and in-unit washer and dryer... you all KNOW that's not true. Below find a list of things I found out I ALSO want. And note, these aren't non-negotiables, but when you see a building with a rooftop deck for the same price as one without it, it does something to you. I also can't justify paying more money for less square footage if something like heat isn't included. I didn't know I wanted these things until I saw them.
I blame an economy where competition is encouraged. LOL! Here they go: I want:
- A building with amenities (rooftop deck, party room, fitness center, etc.)
- At least 700-800 sq ft
- Closet space
- Heat included
- A defined kitchen
- Hardwood floors
- A good deal
- An honest landlord
Have you been apartment searching lately? Were there things you didn't know you wanted that came up on the search?
I have a funny little story about "a good deal" and an "honest landlord" coming up tomorrow.