Post # 1
So we’re supposed to sign a lease on Thursday.
His company today, announces that they’ve made a deal with a property, and are able to offer corporate discounts.
I need advice about which property to choose! And fast! keep in mind, we’ve never seen either one, nor will we be able to. They are equidistant from his office.
(1) A two bedroom at a community that is “nice enough.” Has a washer and dryer. Is 955 square feet. Pools, and a gym, and all that stuff. $795.00 a month (that’s including their pet rent)
(2) A one bedroom at the community they made a deal with. Property is very very nice. 850 square feet. Also has pools and a gym, no washer and dryer. 750.00 a month. Oh yeah, and they have an onsite dog park.
It’s just us, the cat and the dog, most of the time. Sometimes we have his teenaged son, but we won’t have visitors that frequently, and we could make do with a pullout couch when we did. So we don’t *need* the extra space, though it would be nice to have. the manager that saw both properties said that this #2 was much nicer, and obviously, the price difference is nominal.
So help! The extra space, or the nicer property?
Post # 3
I’d give anything for a washer and dryer in the unit . . . I hate hate hate not being able to do laundry whenever I like plus having to pay for it PLUS dealing with people possibly stealing it if I walk away to get a soda from the shop next door! Plus the extra room is always nice we are so cramped in our 2 bedroom as it is and it’s just us and the dog.
Post # 4
Thats a hard one! Especially with not seeing them. I guess I would go with the nicer one. The price isn’t MUCH different, but it does make a difference, and having a dog park right there for your dog is nice. And if its VERY VERY nice, then I think it would be worth it to have to buy your own washer and dryer. Does it have hookups? If not, then I would change my mind! I couldn’t live somewhere with no washer or dryer! They get expensive and a pain in the butt to have to haul your laundry someplace.
Post # 5
Two bedroom and washer/dryer! Now that I have an in-unit w/d, I could never go back. Plus, we like having the extra bedroom for when company comes.
Post # 6
WASHER AND DRYER! Trust me, you will kick yourself for choosing anything without one.
Post # 7
I was totally with the newer property until you said no washer/dryer. I hated my life when I didn’t have them. true story.
Post # 8
I am all about the washer/dryer and the second bedroom is a must, you may not think you will use it but it makes such a huge difference.
Post # 9
A washer and dryer will save your marriage- plus it’s nice for the step-son to have his own space- from a stepdaughter’s standpoint- it was bad enough to switch homes every other week- it was easier with at least my own room.
Post # 10
Uh…I just talked to them and they said that information is old. All properties now DO have a washer and dryer. Does this shift the balance?
Post # 11
Go for the 2nd bedroom- especially if you have wedding DIY!
Post # 12
I would never go back to a one bedroom apartment. Ever.
Post # 13
I’d be afraid the step-son would resent having to sleep on a couch when he visits his dad. I voted two bedroom.
Post # 14
Now that they BOTH have washer/dryers, I would so pick #2! Nicer + dog park, all the way!
Post # 15
Washer and dryer and more space. Your dog will have more room in that apartment as well.
I don’t have a washer or dryer in my apartment and we’re on the second floor, I have to carry my heavy laundry down stairs across the parking lot and then down to the basement of that building…no elevators b/c I live in a jenk complex. Most of the time the washer and dryers are filthy with pet hair or mold, I would kill for a washer/dryer. 🙁
EDIT: I see now that they have a washer and dryer in the second apartment. How much do you like inviting out of town guests? If you like it a lot go with the 2 br but if have a fold out couch or futon, and don’t usually have oot guests then the 1 br!
Post # 16
Wait, do you live in Monticello? I live in West Lafayette!