If the building is that bad then chances are, so is the apartment. But they probably did a good job of hiding it for potential renters.
Nice Apartment, Nasty Building: Is it Worth It?
|8/11/11 5:49 PM|
I had just graduated college and gotten my first "real" job so I was really scared of bills and thought I would low-ball it for my first apartment, which I found on Craigslist. It was a 350sqft studio in converted hotel/motel built in the 1970s. The hallways smelled like death because there wasn't any ventilation. There were only 2 washers and 2 dryers for the entire building so doing laundry was harder than getting into Yale. Near the end of my stay, I swear the studio became infested with spiders. I only stayed there for 6 months before moving into a 1 bedroom apartment in the same building. The space issues were gone but everything else remained. When they converted the hotel into apartments, I think they combined two rooms into a 1 bedroom meaning I had a bathroom and kitchen that WAS a bathroom... My cable hookup didn't work and I had a black mold problem in the bathroom which was so small I couldn't open the shower door all the way!
How Did You Find Your First Apartment?
|8/2/11 1:59 PM|