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5 1/2 for 650$?!! *Jaw dropped*

November 29th, 2008 at 04:56 pm

Today, I went with my friend to see an appartment that a collegue (Let's called her B) from work suggested my friend. The guy who own the building is a friend of B and he gave us a very good price for the appartment.

The appartment is pretty big, there's a big salon, a normal size kitchen, there's one master bedroom and one relatively big bedroom and a small bedroom. The bathroom is small but I can live with that. We have all the things included like oven, dishwasher, washing machine, a dryer, sofas for the living room with a TV, a single bed and the guy is repairing everything in the apartment even repainting the wall. Basically, we only pay electricity or water (Don't remember which one), our cellphone, food and all personal expenses. Internet will be included also.

Reason why we have it so cheap is because he wants to use a part of our appartment as his office. Meaning, he uses a bedroom and turn it into an office. He's going to need a wireless internet and he said we can use it for free.

The location is EXCELLENT. It's near many grocery stores, blockbuster, many bus stops... Not to mention... It's 10 minutes of walk from my boyfriend's house!! What a deal!

So yeah... I talk with my friend who I'm living with in the future and we agree that this deal is sweet. The owner of the building ordered coffee from our workplace many times a day so he is our regular client... LOL By the way, he has a dog named Princess and it's a Tibetian dog. She is sooo adorable! She runs everywhere and she loves when we play with her.

The date that we are moving will be on the 15th of December. Although on the 13th of December, I'm going to China and I'm comming back on the 5th of January. My friend told me I can just pay 150$ for the rent since I'm not going to be there the whole month.

I calculated the monthly cost that I will be expecting to pay:

- Rent: 325$
- Bus pass: 45$
- Phone bill: 45$
- Beauty: 25$ (Will reduced the amount soon)
- Insurance for the appartment: $15-??/month

I'm going to expect other things but for now... This is what I'm going to be paying.

So yeah... I'll talk more about it later on. =D

6 Responses to “5 1/2 for 650$?!! *Jaw dropped* ”

  1. whitestripe Says:

    it soudns like a great deal but you must be sure to work out all the boundaries and rules before you move in, relating to the person that is using the space for the office. is he going to be there when you are there? or is he going to come and go as he pleases? what times is he going to be there? i would just be a little bit worried about that, that is all. my home is my personal and private space, i would feel a little wary of someone that i dont know that well using it as well.

  2. go.Xtina Says:

    Yeah true. Thanks for reminding me. =D

  3. baselle Says:

    Sounds excellent physically and for the price. Agree with whitestripe that the final piece is going to be the social part. Talk about it now when you still can say, "I'm just asking because its so new".

  4. CouponAddict Says:

    Since you are not getting the big room are your prorating the rent based on the sq footage of private space you will be getting. Meaning she pays more because she gets big bedroom.

  5. scfr Says:

    Don't forget to include the utility you will be paying ... electric? Plan on $50 per month for now ... that's probably on the high side, but you can adjust downward later ... always better to plan on a higher expense than the one you end up with, than be surprised with a big bill.

  6. go.Xtina Says:

    CouponAddict: She doesn't care if I take the big room. She likes the slightly big one and I want one with a lot of space.

    Scfr: Yeah I'll also put that aside. Thanks.

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