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Member Since: 3/26/08

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I can't even remember. All I can remember is the news footage. The whole thing was devastating.

Apartment Therapy New York | Open Thread 665 New York
9/11/08 07:12 PM

Um, clearly no one here works for government. I kinda prefer a leader that doesn't care that her father's rug doesn't match the government surplus couch that has been in that office since it was last redecorated in 1984.

Apartment Therapy New York | Hot or Not? Sarah Palin's Alaskan Office Decor
9/3/08 05:29 PM

Chelsea -- 22nd between 7th & 8th. I'm in a one bedroom on the first floor and it's running $2600 for about 500 sqft. I'd prefer more light but what are ya gonna do?

Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: What's Your NYC Rent?
8/25/08 04:24 PM

Real estate investors have one thing in mind, cash flow...and rightfully so. If there is a glut of rental properties on the market and they are slow to rent, you may be able to negotiate the upgrade. It's important for you to show the upside for them. Ultimately though, it depends on whether or not you're willing to walk.

Their time is as important as the dollar for dollar expense of the upgrade. If you walk, they have to list the property for rent , have it cleaned, show it to prospective renters and eat the expenses while it sits vacant. If you can demonstrate that the cost (both time and money) of the flooring is minute compared to the cost of losing you, you're on your way to new flooring. You may also note to your landlord that you do keep good care of the property and pay your rent on time but they're rolling the dice with new renters.

Good luck!

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | LA Good Questions: Negotiating New Flooring in Rental?
4/2/08 01:30 PM