The Move

So I’m looking for a place to live….
So I’m looking for a place to live….

So I’m looking for a place to live….

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So I’ve been living in DC for just over seven months now. Hard to believe it’s actually been that long. Since I’ve been here, I’ve lived in two places… well, not sure if you could consider one of them a “living” situation. For the first six weeks I was here, I slept on a couch.…
Onward, not backwards!
Onward, not backwards!

Onward, not backwards!

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I’m finding out that the most frustrating thing about hunting for apartments on a strict timeline is that it has to be done on a rolling basis. We looked at two more apartments, both of which were gigantic one-bedroom deals with hardwood floors and the whole nine yards. The first one, though, was the first…
What to Get?
What to Get?

What to Get?

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The getting is good. Everything we don’t have we’ll get when we figure out what exactly is missing. The list on myfirstapartment.com helps a lot. It’s a list full of products and staples that I wouldn’t think of until I actually needed to use them. But there might be other holes, too. Like, we don’t…
could it be?
could it be?

could it be?

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a lead? on a real apartment? Perhaps. I’ve heard things about a two bedroom place in Williamsburg where the heat is free and the lease starts in May. My friend and soon-to-be roommate Jackie has a friend who knows a guy (seriously) with a place available May 1st. I obviously wouldn’t be able to move…
The Wait Begins
The Wait Begins

The Wait Begins

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I cannot wait to move out. My new bedroom is looking nice, right? Look at that view! Staying with my folks got old quick. I’ve been here for just about a year, but after five years on my own at college, give me a break—I can’t take this anymore. I’m the guy who doesn’t bring…
Interesting Floor Plans
Interesting Floor Plans

Interesting Floor Plans

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It really had never occurred to me before, but I’m beginning to realize the vast array of options available to apartment seekers. I had begun to think that all apartments look virtually the same, but this is not the case. For example, Steve and I visited an apartment this morning that has a sunken living…
Striking Gold
Striking Gold

Striking Gold

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We found a place. Everything we wanted, plus it’s cheap. Somewhere in the middle of seeing bogus place after bogus place (see picture), I snapped and had to talk some sense into my roommates. After the places we saw last weekend, I could tell that they were getting tired of looking around. Yet they still…
frustration already
frustration already

frustration already

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Can someone please tell me what a “railroad style” apartment is, and why some of them are “semi-private”? I guess maybe i’ve been spoiled living in the smallest big city in America, with the lowest housing costs, but why is it that a person should have to pay one thousand (1000) US Dollars to live…
This Might be the One
This Might be the One

This Might be the One

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The apartment my roommates and I checked out on Wednesday night was great. There were two living rooms, three big bedrooms, two decks, and a big kitchen. Plus, the apartment was on the top floor and as an added bonus there was no security deposit, only a $200 dollar non-refundable move-in fee that we would…
Laying the groundwork
Laying the groundwork

Laying the groundwork

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This is the street that I live on right now, off-campus at La Salle University in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. I like to think of it as the French Riviera of La Salle. It’s a pretty nice place, but it’s really far from the city. It’s a city of 1.2 million people, and the…