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Re: Renting an Apartment

PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 10:43 am
by Metroid
AussieDodger wrote:No offense, but I couldn't imagine living in a little box like that.

That's what...he said? :-?

:-B

Edit: How much is the 1 bedroom with the den? I'd suck it up and get that one. ;-D

Re: Renting an Apartment

PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 12:26 pm
by TheRock
Just be careful you don't get too caught up in all the bells and whistles. Easy to get so enamored that you end up making an emotional impulse buy. Not how you want to make major life decisions. That doesn't mean it's a bad decision, but if it doesn't make sense after thinking it through for a while then it isn't a good decision for you.

If you know lots of people in the area, why not find someone you can move in with for while until your situation is more stable?

Re: Renting an Apartment

PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 12:35 pm
by jake_twothousandfive
I don't even have any furniture right now. My last apartment was fully furnished and my roommates had most of the other things we needed. I chose the box because I planned on just getting a futon to sleep on for now. I mean if I just get a futon, a dining table, bookshelf, and entertainment center I think I'm going to be good. I can afford to buy everything for a 1 bedroom apartment, but if work proves to be hard to come by I could be in tough shape quickly.

My main concern is just to be close to where the jobs are. Job hunting is a heck of a lot easier if you're already in the place you'd like to work. And I don't even think I'll be home that often to be honest.

Lease terms are either 10 or 12 months. I'll be going with 10. After I get settled into the city and land a full time job, I'll know if the box works for me or if I need to upgrade to something bigger. I realize this doesn't seem good to most people, but I think I can make it work well.

So I like the box, I just wanted to make sure I wasn't making a big mistake by putting a lot of rent down upfront. It sounds like it would be ok.

Re: Renting an Apartment

PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 12:39 pm
by jake_twothousandfive
TheRock wrote:If you know lots of people in the area, why not find someone you can move in with for while until your situation is more stable?

Because my situation is unstable I wouldn't know how long I'd need to stay there. I wouldn't want to overstay my welcome. Plus I'm the kind of person who needs his own personal space. I like socializing and being around people, but not 24/7. I need room to breath and just relax on my own.

Re: Renting an Apartment

PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 12:51 pm
by Dan Lambskin
jake_twothousandfive wrote:
TheRock wrote:If you know lots of people in the area, why not find someone you can move in with for while until your situation is more stable?

Because my situation is unstable I wouldn't know how long I'd need to stay there. I wouldn't want to overstay my welcome. Plus I'm the kind of person who needs his own personal space. I like socializing and being around people, but not 24/7. I need internet porn time.


:-b

Re: Renting an Apartment

PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 1:47 pm
by jake_twothousandfive
Not funny.

Re: Renting an Apartment

PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 1:55 pm
by AussieDodger
jake_twothousandfive wrote:Not funny.


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Re: Renting an Apartment

PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 2:16 pm
by jake_twothousandfive
Well I mean come on. I'm 22 and just trying to get a good start somewhere.

I came here asking for advice. Not to be made fun of.

Re: Renting an Apartment

PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 2:30 pm
by AussieDodger
:-C