The Move

Interesting Floor Plans
Interesting Floor Plans

Interesting Floor Plans

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
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

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
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

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
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

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
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

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
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…
Aloha means hello
Aloha means hello

Aloha means hello

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
My brother lived at home until he was 26. While home offers many of the creature comforts that so many of us crave, personally I can’t help but feel dirty mooching off Mom and Dad for a long time, and I’m determined to step out of the shadow of my dependent brother. Besides, they live…
Week two – no luck yet
Week two – no luck yet

Week two – no luck yet

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We’ve been looking at several 3-bedroom apartments in the last four days, but nothing has seemed right yet. One apartment was cool, the landlord seemed reliable, but the bedrooms were closets. I did not realize it would be this difficult to find a place. It’s not like our requirements are that tough, either. We’re looking…
It’s a start…
It’s a start…

It’s a start…

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hello, all. So, my name happens to be Kelly, and I happen to be looking for an apartment in New York City – while living halfway across the country in St. Louis. I’m graduating from University one month after my 21st birthday, and two weeks after my lease is up. I need to find a…
Beginning the Hunt in Houston, TX
Beginning the Hunt in Houston, TX

Beginning the Hunt in Houston, TX

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It never ceases to amaze Steve and I just how many apartments there are in Houston, TX! Since we both work from home, we aren’t concerned about finding a complex near our places of business, which should help us, but actually just broadens our search. The process is further complicated by the fact that we…
So it begins
So it begins

So it begins

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The apartment search is slowly progressing. There’s promise out there, but lots of B.S. to scour through first. The good news: my friend Kopala found out that his girlfriend is going to grad school and can’t live with him for a couple years. So, I don’t have to worry any more about being home poor…