- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
My FI moved into his new place closer into town about a month ago. I stayed with him for awhile to help him unpack and organize. I have lived in a house for YEARS and it has been a eye opening experiance while I was there.
So far our experience in the new place has been fighting for parking(not enough parking in our area of the apartment complex), being woken up in the middle of the night by the neighbors who were outside talking very loudly(our bedroom window is right by their patio door,first floor apartment and its worse because they live right by the entrance to our building,so evry tenent can enjoy their mess), and the same people having their patio area SO filthy and loud that I have heard that they have been complained on already by other tenants and have been warned by the office already, seeing diapers and trash on the grass sometimes, etc, etc.
I have to admit I wasnt expecting this kind of experience in apartment living. In fact, it is so bad that my FI who has lived in apartments for years has had enough, hes thinking of moving out next year.
Well, honestly I want to stay in the apartment complex but move to a better building. You see our building is in the middle of the complex. The thing is this place IS nice and affordable. Its just the PEOPLE who live there that makes it suck. lol
In fact, when the maintenance lady came to fix a couple things(a couple doors wouldnt close when we moved in.Thats what happens after layers of paint are applied after a tenant moves out). Anyway, she was so nice and we got to talking about things. She doesnt live here, but I asked her if she did live here, what buildings would she live in. She named two of them. And both are far away from the middle of the apartment complex. So my plans are to maybe move next year to one of the better apartments.
Anyway, just in case my FI doesnt want to do that I have been kind of looking at other apartments(browsing). And realized something after reading the reviews on several places. All apartments suck. Its a given. whether its the maintenance, to the office, to the people who live near you, parking, etc. There will be one thing that sucks about each place.
Its our job as tenants to find a place that sucks less then the other apartments and to figure out what you are willing to live with. Like am I willing to live with bad parking, willing to live by loud and filthy people who dont seem to give a crap about their neighbors? Basically picking the lesser of evils as apartments go. lol
So that is what I realized about apartment living. Hopefully my FI and I can buy a home some day, but in the meantime we are hoping to find an apartment that sucks less then all the others.
For those of you who live in apartments, what sucks about your place? WHats awesome about your place? What sucky stuff could you live with, what could you not??