Please help me decide which house to rent!!

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Which house :-)
    Edgewood (great house) : (6 votes)
    25 %
    Mt. Washington (awesome location) : (18 votes)
    75 %
  • Post # 2
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

     

    ImaStarr:  I’m not familiar with those areas, but how far is the Edgewood house from the city center?

    Does the Mount Washington house have a fireplace that could be fixed?  Or just no fireplace at all?

    DH and I recently moved from the burbs to be closer to the city and I absolutely LOVE the fact that we can walk to restaurants/stores and we’re right on a park too.  So I might lean towards the Mt. Washington one, just because of that. 

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I didn’t vote, because to me it depends on some other circumstances…I know you said you’re renting, but is this short-term or long-term? If it’s short-term, I’d probably get the one with the better location so you can enjoy the “city vibe” more in the time you have there. If it’s long term, then I might go for the nicer house that I feel more cozy in. I think it really depends on which things you personally prioritize, but like you said, they both sound like good options! Good luck!

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I would choose the adorable house! I really enjoy coming home to a house I love! 

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee

    ImaStarr:  I am very familiar with both areas and to be honest I would feel much safer on Mt Washington(as long as you aren’t too close to Mt. Oliver) than I would in Edgewood. 

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee

    ImaStarr:  plus mt Washington had Red Beards which is a great bar with awesome food! oh and La Tavola as well which is hands down one of the best italian restaurants in the city and BYOB

    Post # 8
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I’d go with the location.  There are various electric or fake fireplaces you can buy, and even some of the fake ones give off heat. 

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    ImaStarr:  That makes sense! Even though I usually would prioritize house over location, if this particular place isn’t long term, then I vote for location!

    Post # 11
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Curb appeal would only be a factor to me if I were buying. You can buy a plug in fireplace or a media stand for your TV that has a fireplace built in. They are very realistic in appearance and the heat they give off. Central air, two bathrooms and fenced in yard would seal the deal for me.

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    As someone with dogs, there is NO way I would live in a house without a fenced in yard. And I also wouldn’t pay to have a fence put up on someone else’s property. And I love my central air. 

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee

    Which pros are more important to you? IMO the Mt. Washington pros are more appealing. 

    A fenced in yard for your dogs almost sees like a must have–You wouldn’t want to pay for a fence on someone else’s property! I guess if you have three small dogs a fence wouldnt be that big of a deal though.

    Think about your lifestyle too. Are you more of a home-body or like to go out and spend a lot of time in the city? Is the nicer house that much further away?

    Also as a side thought, you can always negotiate with the landlord–like new paint. Maybe the Edgewood landlord would be willing to put up a fence.

     

    Post # 14
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Since you’re renting (not buying) and new to the city, I think location wins! You’ll get to experience more of the city that way.

    In terms of a fireplace, my parents have some gas heaters (example – http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/145/b4/b40baa42-4e99-43c8-8751-2151c20fb789_145.jpg) that are awesome… and they make freestanding wood-burning stoves too, if you want the smell and sound of a wood fire (I’m a sucker for real wood fires!)

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Definitely house 1. Painting is so much less expensive than adding a fence.

     

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