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Apartment Hunting From a Resident’s Point of View

I came across a blog post (shared by Mark Juleen) where the author detailed out her apartment search and reasoning for her move in the first place.  From what I can tell, it doesn’t appear that she is in the industry, so I think this is an incredibly interesting view into a person’s buying decision! The Decision To Move Kelly seemed to really enjoy her current apartment, and she noted all the things that she appreciated:  “I have vaulted ceilings, a balcony, crazy kitchen storage, a big bathroom and a walk-in closet.  Not to mention a quiet community, great pools, and super nice neighbors.” But there were two things that the apartment community could not compete on:  Location and Friendships.  And as you will see, the location aspect was actually just a function of the friendships and how close she was to her friends: “BUT, its about a 15-20 minute hilly and curvy drive away from where all my friends live, my work, and where I like to hang out.  Which may not be a big deal for most people, but it puts a damper on enjoying happy hour, or being able to hop in the car and meet friends at the last minute or just have  an impromptu get together.” All except for one of the factors she just mentioned were specifically in relation to her social life.  In other words, the vaulted ceilings didn’t matter, the balcony didn’t matter, the crazy kitchen storage didn’t matter – none of that......
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