We scored an apartment
In most recent news, Nick and I now have a place to move in together.
The venue we’re getting married at is in an industrial area, but in the next town across is a handful of new-ish apartments that looked like a great place to live. We eyed a few apartments around this area as it is close to public transport, but also close to where we both work in the city, and has a lot of lovely cafes and eateries.
I’ve heard that rental inspections are totally draining and very shit, for lack of a better word, but we decided to have a look at a few on Saturday. I didn’t find it that dull, although maybe we didn’t have the tiring and time-consuming process that others had. Call us lucky, but our first day of actually inspecting apartments, we found one we liked, applied, and two days later we got it. ⭐️
The first one we looked at was pretty good – two bedrooms with large wardrobes, close to a bus stop – though there was a lot of construction happening in the buildings around the apartment. It was a bit of a turn-off, really.
The second one we looked at was totally appalling. I was really shocked by the condition of not only the apartment, but the whole complex. I even spotted a roach. The carpet was gross, the walls were peeling a little, and scratched, and the corners just had weird remnants of dust. The colours of the walls were off-putting, and you couldn’t really see outside of the windows because they were caked with dirt.
I don’t know how anyone in their right mind could spend $750 a week on that.
The third one we looked at had one bedroom, one large study, and was right in the complex that we really liked. The building has a nice array of shops on the bottom floors, a prestigious gym on one level, and residents have access to a lovely common area with beautiful gardens. It’s all very private as well.
After that, we really didn’t feel like inspecting anymore and just wanted to get brunch.
That night we filled in an application for the apartment, hoping like hell that we were impressive as fuck.
Turns out we were. 😄
We’ve got the apartment from Monday (exactly two months before we get married!), but moving and furnishing will be a gradual process. ☺️ We’re excited and very happy. I’m so excited to wave away this 75 minute commute. Eight years of that – you have no idea.