Posts Tagged: DC

My Five Step Moving Plan Progress Report: 5 Stars!

My Five Step Moving Plan Progress Report: 5 Stars!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I am only a week away from the big move and now I feel couldn’t be more prepared. My last post was about my five step plan to find an apartment from afar and the best way to move without spending too much money. I think I have done just that. With my mother getting…
DC real estate woes

DC real estate woes

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We went to see another condo. It was located on 16th Street- near Dupont Circle, U Street and Downtown-prime property. The ad was in the Sunday paper and we knew it was a good deal at $350’s. First perk; 24 hour doorman. The realtor showed us the condo, on the sixth floor in an older…
Condo dreamin’

Condo dreamin’

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
OK, so I’ve decided against even going to see the Woodner, but school starts at the end of next week so I gotta get on it. Some new, really nice options have been presented to me. My parents always talked about getting a condominium in Washington to have another property in the city. Well, I…
DC classic

DC classic

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
OK back on the search…I went to see the infamous Woodner today. Located on 16th St in NW, it’s prime property and boasts one of the cheapest rents in DC, proximity to the city and Maryland. It also has little businesses inside, a convienance store, video center, a boutique. Utilities are included and it offers…
First Apartment Jitters

First Apartment Jitters

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I think my mum is in denial and does not want me to move out!- She has been soooo busy, so I never took her to see the condo apartment. I emailed the owner yesterday, letting her know to go ahead and rent it because I don’t want to hold her up. She replied that…
A new condo- on the first floor

A new condo- on the first floor

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Ok, so I have some options. My first stop was craigslist- I’d been checking this site for a couple of months and in the past I’ve had luck with jobs/internships through it. This apartment had an incredible price ($600). It was a new 2 bedroom/2 bathroom condo near UMD. It said to call. I called…
A room of one’s own

A room of one’s own

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
“A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.”-Virginia Woolf I have a vision: me, a laptop, books neatly arranged, silence and writing poetry in my first apartment in the city. The pursuit of this vision is the primary reason I’m leaving home, because for me home…
Cleveland Park it is!

Cleveland Park it is!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I went to check out the apartment in Cleveland Park the other day and fell in love with it. It’s located on a dead-end street, so it doesn’t have much traffic making it a slightly quieter area to live in—something I’m looking for. The place has two different buildings and I looked at an apartment…
No more Craigslist!

No more Craigslist!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Since Craigslist can be fickle and I can be picky, I’ve decided to go a different route in searching for my dream apartment. A co-worker recommended her previous building located in Cleveland Park—love it already! She had great things to say about her place and didn’t have many problems, so I thought maybe the large…
I think it’s time that I stop searching basements….

I think it’s time that I stop searching basements….

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I went to visit a place on Thursday that appeared to be perfect, on paper. The place was posted on Craigslist, my main resource for finding apartments. The apartment was listed as $950 which includes utilities AND parking–heck yes for parking in D.C.! It’s a basement apartment, so once again I had the whole natural…