I was just looking around my house yesterday thinking there is still so much to do before I feel like we've settled in. We've been here for 3 1/2 years, so I hope and dread that we'll finally be home in 7 years.
Does It Really Take Seven Years to Make a Good Home? Good Questions
|2/22/13 12:13 PM|
I have lived in the downstairs apartment in two converted houses and a little noise is just part of the deal. I knew what I was getting into, and luckily always had great upstairs neighbors and I did my best to be a good downstairs neighbor.
How Do I Deal with Neighbor's Excessive Noise Complaints? Good Questions
|2/20/13 11:09 AM|
Midtown buildings have such amazing architecture, you really did such a beautiful job with your place. It makes me nostalgic for my fourplex ... and my 20s. Thanks for doing Sacramento proud.
Amy's Vintage Modern Mix in Sacramento House Call
|2/19/13 8:16 PM|
As a someone who rented for 10 years, I can appreciate the desire to make changes to a rental. There was always something I wished was different but I always felt like when I signed that lease I was signing on to the apartment as is, so long as my landlord would take care of maintenance issues. This strikes a chord (or nerve) now, as my husband and I deal with a tenant who for the last 6 months has been telling us she wants a new kitchen floor because she doesn't like the white tile that's there. We've offered other solutions that don't involve replacing a classic floor, but never received a response to any of them. It is a great house - that we lived in before renting out - and we take great care to address maintenance issues immediately. But there's a big difference between asking for repair or replacement of unsafe or nonworking features of a rental, and asking for changes based purely on personal aesthetics or convenience.
Apartment Renovation: Landlords vs. Renters
|9/5/12 5:45 PM|