To everyone who commented on Friday’s post:
While the beginning of my apartment search was an unfortunate experience, I am thrilled to say that I found a place.
When I knocked on the door of my future apartment, I was completely dejected. I actually wanted to quit and just head home, but decided that since I was already there I’d take a look. Two steps into the apartment, I was overcome. This was my apartment, it was perfect, and I had to have it immediately.
It is a bit more than I wanted to pay, but since it’s in the building I currently live in, I’ll be saving a fortune on moving costs. And I’ve already vowed to do some cost cutting in other areas–taking the Metro more, eating out less, etc.–so that I can make up the difference.
Looking for an apartment in D.C. can be really difficult. This is one of the few markets in the country where rents are rising at 7% per year because there is more demand than supply. But if you’re diligent, you will find a great place to live.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go lock up my credit cards so that I don’t start buying furniture with wild abandon.