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Display Name: melissah528
Member Since: 2/20/13

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I want to go to there. I'm in love with San Fran and now I'm in love with this apartment!

Alison's Collected and Curated Apartment House Tour
11/18/13 01:09 PM

Please be weary of asbestos. I'm pretty much certain it's all over your kitchen given how old it is. If you're not having professional testing/removal done, at least wet down your rip outs, wear a respirator at all times, etc. Good luck!

Dan's Kitchen: Demolition Part the First: The Exploratory Phase Renovation Diary
9/26/13 01:53 PM

I love your place!! I live in Brookline with a roommate currently and this is pretty much my dream studio. I love seeing great places in Boston.

Yamini's Love at First Sight Small Cool Contest
5/21/13 01:37 PM

I want to print this out and tape it to my upstairs neighbors' door.

Keeping Neighbors Happy: Tips for Minimizing Noise from Kids Renters Solutions
3/6/13 03:49 PM

And what about the rights of the people downstairs? Oh as long as the children are happy, right? Don't be ridiculous. Preventing people from living normally and happily because of the noise you're making is harassment in and of itself and also a lease violation. Think about that.

How Do I Deal with Neighbor's Excessive Noise Complaints? Good Questions
2/20/13 10:23 AM

I am in a similar situation, but I am the noise complainer. The family living above me have an almost 4 year old daughter and the noise she makes has been a problem since she was about 6 months old. Running, banging things on the floors, screaming, and jumping... it was endless. It woke both myself and my roommate up in the early mornings and seriously affected our quality of life when we were at home. Our walls and floors shake when she runs around. We had numerous conversations with the neighbors, who were nice and understanding, but only to an extent. Years of this went by and we eventually got their landlord involved. They installed carpeting, but surprisingly it had little effect. We've had to come to a compromise on hours she can make noise. It takes a lot of patience and understanding from us too. We don't like that they have to restrict her behavior. But we also deserve peace and quiet. There will be noise in apartments, but when it's in excess there is a right to complain. My neighbors know that their living situation is not ideal and they'll be moving out when they are able. The only answer is to compromise, have patience, and come to the reality that one of the parties will have to move. Really. Until you are in a situation where you are the noise victim, you won't truly understand.

How Do I Deal with Neighbor's Excessive Noise Complaints? Good Questions
2/20/13 09:54 AM