Post # 1
…We’re looking for an apartment. Ha, bet you thought I was engaged huh? Well, that might not be too far off.
Just a bit of back story: We live together now (for 1.5 yrs) and our current apartment will be turning into condo’s soon. We can’t afford them, so we’ve decided to move… the sooner the better (to avoid all the renovation mess, etc). However, I told J that I wasn’t moving anywhere without a ring on my finger.
Well my friends, this weekend we drove around looking for apartments and writing down some phone numbers to call and inquire about some units. So… I guess it could be happening soon?! I don’t know! What I DO know, is that he knows I’m not going anywhere without a ring, and he’s totally on board with looking for apartments. I’m fine with LOOKING at units with him, but I’m not signing anything… Not even if we find out dream apartment. No signy signy if no shiny shiny!
Can’t wait to see what happens next!
Post # 3
Good luck, with the search for the apartment and the proposal!
Just one thing though, I assume he has the money for the ring?
Post # 5
It sounds like it’s coming soon! Good luck!!
Post # 6
@simpleandchic: He should have money for the ring… He should have at least $4000 available to use. If he didn’t, he would have said to wait until xxxx month to start looking for a new place. But it was his idea to be moved out by this spring (MarchAprilMay), and he stuck by that timeline when we started looking for a new place to live.
Post # 7
Darn I thought you got engaged! I seriously squealed and everything (EEEEEEEEEEE!!!) but you tricked me 🙁 Good luck, I hope it’s coming soon!
Post # 8
It looks like it could be happening soon! I’m so excited for you.
Post # 9
That definitely sounds promising! Good luck and I hope it’s coming soon!!
Post # 10
Hmm…I guess just be careful. I actually don’t think there’s much point in looking at apartments unless you’re planning on signing something pretty soon. Maybe it’s just they way the market works in my area but if you’re looking at a place it needs to be close to the timeframe you’re looking to move (within the month) and you need to be ready to sign quickly because units don’t stay available long.
I guess I personally wouldn’t want to be in a situation where we find a place we both love and he’s ready to sign but I’m stalling. Maybe the market in your area is different though.
Post # 11
True, it is very different for certain areas and depending on the unit. We currently have a 3 bedroom unit, which would be more difficult for the landlord to rent out. Therefore we need to give her at least 60 to 90 days notice so that she has time to list the unit online, etc. They hate having empty apartments.
In my area if you’re looking for an apartment, the apartment is usually either (in this case) available April 1st (which would be rare in my case), May 1st, June 1st, or July 1st. Anything after that you’re looking too far ahead and the landlord won’t know if anything will become available. But yes, we have to jump on the signing over here as well because apartment units go quickly in my area.