This past week, K and I have been in search of a new place to call home. Don’t get me wrong, our place now is fine and the view outside is nice. Just look at the picture above 🙂 I think for anyone, this is a stressful life event and never an easy choice. We are fed up with paying a high rent for a just “ok” apartment. We found a few options, booked some viewings, and met with landlords to discuss what each place requires, offers, etc.
We went to three locations, two of which were privately owned and one which is run by a larger company. The first option was totally disgusting, but that’s the current tenant’s fault. I still have no idea how someone can live like that. Gross! The second place, which is where we went on Saturday, is SO nice and almost $100 less than what we’re paying now. We both fell in love with it, but decided to hold off on applying until we saw the final place on Monday. The one we saw today was also really awesome and so cheap! It didn’t have everything we were looking for though, which is why we decided on the one we saw Saturday. We put in our application this afternoon and are excitedly waiting.
Now, of course there are more than just 3 options in this city. There is an extraordinary amount of rental properties here actually because it’s a popular college town. We just had to find some that worked with our budget and needs. I hope we found the one.
I just hate the idea of worrying about where we’re going to live next year. That kind of anxiety is something no one needs. I took off work early so that we could figure this out and it made for a lot less stress for both of us.
I’ll update you all on what happens 🙂