(Closed) Would you stay or would you go?

posted 4 years ago in Home
Post # 2
4087 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I just have to ask, where in the heck are you that rent is so insane? I pay $1000 a month for a 1500 Sq ft house on 1/3 acre, so I can’t even wrap my brain around what you’re paying. That being said, I would choose the yard for the dogs over everything else. It sounds like a better environment for all of you too, and worth trips to the laundromat for a while. Hope it works out!

Post # 4
732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

desertgypsy:  I was thinking the same but for the opposite reason…our latest rent increase proposal puts us at $3500 for a 1BD/1BA 700 sq ft apartment (in the suburbs!!) that’s literally falling apart. Half our outlets don’t work, we constantly have plumbing issues, our water heater and washer break down regularly, and it takes management 5 days to respond to service requests. Bay Area living at its finest. :/ 

OP I’d say go for the new place! Fewer neighbors, an extra bedroom and no stairs sound like a pretty sweet deal to me. Same with the backyard. It also sounds like the new landlords could be more trustworthy which is always a good thing – especially when renewing your lease comes up! Good luck!

Post # 5
622 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I have a dog and the quality of all of our lives improved greatly after we got a place with a yard and no longer have upstairs neighbors. Also it’s really nice to have that extra half bath. We used to and I miss it a lot. The laundry thing is huge though. That was my FI’s only must-have because he wears uniforms to work and needs to be able to wash them multiple times per week. Are there laundry hookups? If so, tou could get used W/D off craigslist for pretty cheap. So after my longwinded repsonse, I would move if I were you. Good luck!

Post # 5
1025 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Go with the place with the yard for sure! 

Post # 6
2109 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Oh the new place for SURE!

Post # 7
14987 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

You just called the second option the perfect place… so I’d go with that.  Will probably be nice to have some space to stretch out a bit too.


Post # 8
5153 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

New place, definitely! 

Post # 9
309 posts
Helper bee

Can you talk to tenants at the new place and find out how the new place is ran?  Old people can be just as bad. Since it is older make sure they are good at maintaining things.  How nice of cars are there at the place you are looking at moving to?  As petty and judgemental as it it, we always looked at the cars in the parking lot to get an idea of who lived there.  How long of a lease do you have to sign.  With the old place being willing to drop the rent that much, is there any wiggle room on the new place?

Post # 10
3480 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Definitely move. The backyard is so convenient. 

Post # 12
1305 posts
Bumble bee


Your old apartment is willing to just drop the price like that?? That seems super weird to me.

I would double check that you can use the backyard for your dogs…you don’t want to get there and be told the dogs cant go to the bathroom there.

Regarding the washer/dryer…did the new landlords say they would put one in?

Post # 13
5948 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

shortbridetobe:  Place with the yard! So great when you have dogs!! And a good amount of space. I can’t believe the first place would lower your rent so much. Shows you how inflated it is. Jerks.

Post # 14
2870 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Move in an instant if i was you!

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