Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Apartment Hunting

Two of my roommates are moving out. This means that unless the roommate and I can find someone who will pay an absurd amount per month (to live in a giant room with its own bathroom, any takers?), we have to move.

To this end, I have started the soul-sucking process of apartment hunting. Not only am I emailing no-fee brokers from Craigslist, but I also have a spreadsheet of those management companies that have properties on the UWS, prices, bedrooms, websites, and more. I am slightly obsessive.

To be fair, the roommate and I have already looked at one place. A 5th-floor walkup, for a "two" bedroom (one was closer to a closet) with teeny kitchen and no living space. For lots of money.

I also had this exchange with a broker:

Annie to [redacted]
Subject: $2550 / 2br - NEW!!! Real 2 Bedroom West 80s. I have keys, showing today!!! (Upper West Side)

When can I see this?

Best,
Annie

[redacted] to Annie
Subject:$2550 / 2br - NEW!!! Real 2 Bedroom West 80s. I have keys, showing today!!! (Upper West Side)

Next year, it has already been rented.
Sent via BlackBerry from T-mobile

SERIOUSLY? Who says stuff like that? Figures that he'd have a blackberry.

9 comments:

Ezzie said...

OMG. (on the prices)

I'd move out of the UWS.

SaraK said...

ditto

The Pedant said...

No apology? Flag him as abusive on Craig's List.

Anonymous said...

That's funny, I see the price and think, damn thats cheap. Must be a walkup.

Annie said...

Ezzie- yeah, but then I'd never get married (I kid, sort of).

Sarak- same.

Pedant- good call.

Anon- my apt isn't a walkup. We have a doorman, an elevator, and laundry in the building. Want to move in? And the new building wasn't a walkup either.

orieyenta said...

$2500 for a 2 bedroom? OMG. That's just wrong. My mortgage on a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 car garage complete with pool and jacuzzi was less.

Annie said...

Orie- I wish I could leave New York. Really. But my job, life, significant other, friends, community, etc are here.

Claire said...

Two words: Washington Heights. The nabe (read: Brooklyn) of the future.

Annie said...

Claire- yes, I looked at it, but as I am shomer shabbat, and my friends all live on the UWS, once again, I am locked in. I guess that I could make new friends, but who does that?