(Closed) Will you rent a place without a washer/dryer but has a laundry mat close by?

posted 4 years ago in Home
Post # 106
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Hans Fahden Vineyards

I do, and I consider myself lucky to have my place. Even though it’s 800 sf, it’s in a building from 1928, and it’s well over $4000 monthly. My landlord came and told me that he would rent our 2br for $6500…which is wild, considering give lived there for 2 years in August. 

Laundry is in the basement, which I used once, but I use Washio. 

Post # 107
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

NOPE!

Post # 108
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

Nope, that would be a deal breaker for me! 

Post # 109
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

i currently am in a situation like this. I LOVE my tiny apartment and super cheap rent, and my parents and friends live close by with their laundry machines at their houses, as well as our apartment complex has a mini laundry mat. However, it works for me because i am pretty clean and my dog is trained. I know people in the complex that have babies and puppies that go through SO much laundry that it doesnt work for them. So it depends on the type of renter youre going after or that you are.

Post # 110
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

gpiglet:  I would not, but have lived near plenty who would. The catch is that those who wouldn’t care about the laundry are probably pretty young and inexperienced in regards to living on their own. Not sure if that’s your target clientele. 

My Fiance and I are 23 and 26 and own a washer and dryer, so connections are a must for us. If we didn’t own them, we’d be definitely looking for a place that had them already. 

Post # 111
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

gpiglet:  Nope, I would never live somewhere without a washer/dryer in the unit. I’m know it’s super normal for people who live in big cities with limited space, but if you live in an “average” area where a washer/dryer is common – I think you’ll find it’s a deal breaker….or at the very least lowers the kind of rent you can ask for significantly. My issue with it is that I don’t have time to dedicate being (or traveling between) the laundromat. I put clothes in the wash, run my errands or work in my office, switch it over, etc. Last year our dryer died, and while waiting a week for our new set to be delivered I had to use the laundromat and it was torture. I’m sure it’s just because I’ve been spoiled always having it in the home – but I swore never again!!! 

ETA: Just thought I’d add….Last week I took our down comforter to the laundromat to wash it. I should have dry cleaned it, but I was being lazy and wanted it done asap. Yeah…not a good idea. Despite my dryer sheets (which I used multiple) it came out smelling SO NASTY and musty and gross that I’m seriously considering throwing it away and getting a new one. I’m seriously grossed out by it. I even put it in our dryer with more dryers sheets and even that didn’t help. Barf. 

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