We were living in SF, moved out of state, moved back, and realized that we could not find a SF apartment. We knew we'd have to pay more, but even though we were ready and willing to pay the high rent (and fully qualified to do so), it was so incredibly difficult to find an apartment that we ended up looking elsewhere (ended up in Alameda, which is very nice -- and oh so affordable! -- in a different way). Maybe the apartment market has calmed down (we were looking about a year ago), but we were not even looking in trendy neighborhoods yet the competition was incredibly stiff for every unit we saw. So be prepared for your rent to go up, of course, for higher rents,but also potentially for difficulty finding a place. I would not give notice to your current landlord until you have a new place lined up, even if it means paying double rent for a month. And FWIW, a few months before we were back looking in SF (long story...) we had gone through the apartment hunting process in Manhattan, and it was much easier in NYC. Moral of the story: stay put if you can, and if you can't, don't leave until you have something lined up! Or be flexible about location.
The Heartbreak of Giving Up a Rent-Controlled Apartment
|3/31/13 10:48 AM|
This post really surprised me. I had no idea that there was a perception that Gen X and Y didn't garden -- I thought the stereotype was quite the opposite, actually, with the perception that every young person is out there ripping up their front yards and putting in tomatoes and corn or growing basil on their windowsills, that is if they're not heading off to work on an organic farm somewhere (or aren't busy tending to their chickens or their apartment worm compost bin). It may be a different sort of gardening than their parents, though -- more organic, more focus on edibles, less money spent at big-box garden stores.
Where Are the Gen X & Y Gardeners? The Gardenist
|5/13/12 3:37 PM|
Those look like hops, which can grow extremely fast and extremely tall. They'll grow, all right. My brother started to grow hops last year, and you could practically see them growing while you watched.
Vertical Gardening Taken To New Heights: Brownstone Container Beans
|5/13/12 3:24 PM|
I was once asked at a job interview once how I arranged my books; the guy shared an office with someone who arranged his books by size and color, not subject. I thought it was a great interview question.
Apartment Therapy DC | Inspiration: Organizing by Color
|10/7/09 5:13 PM|