(Closed) apt hunting! keep looking or snatch it up?

posted 7 years ago in Home
  • poll: what should we do?
    go for it! : (27 votes)
    96 %
    take some deep breaths and look around s'more : (1 votes)
    4 %
    other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    It depends on the rental market in that area. If you were where I live, I’d tell you to jump on it.

    How many other places have you seen so far?

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    snatch it up! apartments like that are few and far between. 

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I voted for go for it, before I realized you were in nyc. Honestly, it sounds like its too good to be true. There has to be a reason that this apt, which is a much bigger size and in generally the same area as your current apt, is around the same price as your smaller, darker apt. I know how much it sucks to look for apts in nyc, but I suggest you to step back, keep looking, and maybe try to talk to someone who lives in the building (if thats possible). 

    Post # 7
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Since it’s NYC I would say jump on it. I had to sign my lease on the spot 6 years ago in order to secure my apartment. I was literally the first person to see it too.

    We are in the process of purchasing an apartment right now and we approached it sort of the same way. We had been looking for a while and when we saw one we loved (which we knew immediatley after spending so much time figuring out what we DIDNT love) we jumped on it and made an offer the next day. Turns out there were 3 other offers on it already and it had JUST come on the market!

    I know the feeling though, it’s hard to be SURE because there are always other places out there. But I say if you know what you need and this place has it all then you shouldn’t hesitate.

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    It sounds great, I would totally jump on it!

    Post # 10
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I would ask this: What is the catch?

    Why is it so much more awesome but not much more expensive?

    Are the neighbors really loud? Are the supers attentive and prompt on things that need fixing? Can you head every last footstep in every apartment around it? Is the landlord a nightmare?

    There’s almost always a catch (unless the catch is that your current landlord is ripping you off or the area you currently live in is that much better…)

    Post # 11
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    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    Its a landlords market. You can sleep on it, but be prepared to lose it.  If you can confirm there are not other applicants spend tomorrow looking at some places and then decide.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Oh, I just saw that you said the building is students. Students usually = lots of noise.

    Is a building full of noisy students really the place to have a baby?

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    @finnaroo: Is there any other reason besides your parents that you’re feeling hesitant? Did you see anything in the apartment that would indicate possible maintenance issues? Did the landlord give you a weird vibe? If not, then JUMP ON IT!

    Leases can always be broken. If it turns out to be a disaster (which doesn’t sound likely), it’s not like you’re stuck with it.

    @moderndaisy: Same here, both times I’ve found a new apartment I signed on the spot. I made the mistake of postponing a viewing once, and the couple who was second in line snatched it up.

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @finnaroo: Ok, that definitely makes more sense. My only word of advice is to really consider the fact that you are signing a 2 year lease. That’s a long time if you end up not liking the apartment for any reason.  But it really sounds like you love it, and it seems like a good deal. I would jump on it as long as you and your husband agree that you want to live there.

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