Post # 1
Alright bees i need your opinion.
right now we are in a 1 bedroom 620sqft apt. It is brand new and we are the first residents in it. We pay $1475 before water and all of our other bills. It has a washer and dryer included. The cons of it are we are in the middle floor so we have big foot above us and people below is that hate us because of our dogs. We have a 9lb chihuahua and 120 lb bulldog. We also have to walk up stairs and walk the dogs all day long. The management is also full of a bunch of caty little girls.
We we have the option of moving this weekend as we found the perfect place
It is a 2 bed 1.5 bath 1100sqft apt. It is a little bit older but rent would be $1020 including water but before everything else. It also has a back yard included so we don’t have to walk the dogs to go potty anymore. It does not have a washer and dryer but I wouldnt mind going to a laundromat till we can get a washer and dryer. The managment is also a group of older ladies in their late 60’s so they don’t play games.
I got got a call from our old apartment and they want to lower our rent to $1090 before water and everything for us to stay.
what would you do???
Post # 2
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 # 3
desertgypsy: in Texas. We live in an oil town and it’s not going very well so every penny we can save is worth it. We would buy a house but we don’t want to be here for more than a couple more years.
Post # 4
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
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
Go with the place with the yard for sure!
Post # 6
Oh the new place for SURE!
Post # 7
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 # 9
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
Definitely move. The backyard is so convenient.
Post # 11
imnosupermom: my best friend lives in the new place and absolutely loves it. The maintne people come next day and the office ladies pretty much Keep to them selves and let you live your life.
one major thing I can’t stand about the old apartment is the dog rent is $25 per dog which is insane I’ve never paid more than $15. And now they’re threatening to raise it cause the other people won’t pick up after their dogs. They have been threatening everyone since we moved in With different things
Post # 12
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
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
Move in an instant if i was you!