I originally published this back on May 13, 2015. This is the apartment I did rent and am now being asked to vacate so the landlords can increase the rent to at least $1300.00 per month.  I’ll say a few things that I didn’t originally. This apartment is under 300 sq. feet. The building has no security; anyone can walk into the building. If you lean hard on my door it would probably open. There’s no air-conditioning. The floor slants so much in the kitchen that half of the room is unusable, which is a shame because it is a nice size. Speaking of the kitchen, with that dark (fake) wood and burnt orange counter and floor, I’m guessing that it hasn’t been renovated since the 70’s — it is right out of the Brady Bunch. Guests have remarked that I have the smallest stall shower they have ever seen. Electricity is paid by the tenant. There is no storage on site. (I pay an extra $75/month to rent a storage unit owned by another company a few miles away.) There are two each coin operated washers and dryers in another building for what I think are at least twenty units spread over several buildings. Yes, rent is high here. I still didn’t need to be booted.

It has been very hectic with the start of a new job, looking for an apartment, and having a long commute. I hope to catch up on the blog by the weekend if not sooner. I got really behind when my blog “blew up” because of a reblog (more on that later).

So until then I will leave you with some tantalizing stuff. I may have found an apartment, close to where I work. As you know, I have been decrying the housing situation here as abysmal. Here’s what $900/month will get you here…

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The ONLY closet in the apartment is about 3 feet wide...
The ONLY closet in the apartment is about 3 feet wide…
The rest of the bathroom is just as fancy...
The rest of the bathroom is just as fancy…

To get into a boring, cracker-box apartment complex, you start at $1300-$1400 for a one bedroom. So $900 in an OLD (1870) building is bordering on reasonable.

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