Tuesday, July 14, 2009

How hard is it to find four walls and a roof?

Last August, I wrote an article about searching for an apartment in Sydney. The title, was: Apartment Searching is a Pain in the . . .

Well now, nearly a year later, Bob and I are once again embarking on the apartment search. So I can honestly say, after all we have learned, that apartment searching, is now a colossal pain.

With our current lease expiring we are frantically looking for a new home. Our weekends are not spent exploring the wonders of Australia, but the daggy apartments within our budget. 

Apartments in Sydney are only shown for one fifteen minute period per week. During that time you have to muscle your way past 40 other interested people, and hope that there aren't any extra fees hidden in the rent. Then Bob and I have a tough decision. Would we like the dark dilapidated apartment with a new coating of mildew? Or the bright yellow walls and florescent green carpet of a second floor flat? Well neither, so we're continuing our search. I'm anxious to find a place, if only to be able to do something worth writing about over the weekend. 

1 comment:

davidbdavis said...

Sounds like you and Bob are having as much fun as we are. We're searching for a house. Boy, I'll tell ya. I'm tired of looking. We went into one a couple of weeks ago with asbestos tile in the basement that was flooded and the upstairs rooms. It should be condemned. I'll check back in with you when we find something. :) Can't wait to see what you guys find. Just watch out for them spiders. :)