(Via Real Simple)
After our first apartment hunting visit in Boston a few weeks ago, we found a place that we loved. Sadly, someone rented it just before we sent our paperwork in. During that visit, we only saw a few places, but I loved all of them. Finding a fun apartment would be so easy!
You know where this is going, right?
We went back on Saturday with a giant list of appointments. Starting at 10:00 AM, we bopped all around from rental agent to rental agent looking at one crazy-town apartment after the next. There was the one where the backyard served as a dumping ground for old lawn mowers, garden tools and children's toys. There was the one with the baby blue painted brick walls in the kitchen and the almost black paneled living room. And then there was the fully carpeted one where the tenants supposedly had one cat, yet there were three massive, quite full litter boxes in one of the bedrooms. Gah!
Around 4:00 PM, I was (embarrassingly) near tears. Peter sweetly tried to give a pep talk, but I was having none of it. The situation was dire! We had only one appointment left!
You know where this is going, right?!?
That last apartment was absolute perfection. Beautiful hardwood floors, gorgeous built-ins in the living room and dining room, a kitchen pantry, a pretty backyard with a hammock (!). We applied immediately, and found out last night that it will be ours!
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As a somewhat related aside, we have agreed to help our current landlords with their search for new tenants. If you know of anyone looking to rent a lovely apartment in Park Slope, Brooklyn, email me at fresh.basil.blog AT gmail.com. I'd be happy to send along the details and a few photos!