The Move

What to Get?
What to Get?

What to Get?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
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?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
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

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
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

  |   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…