Atta Ikede

May 26, 2009


Filed under: Uncategorized — attaikede @ 6:32 pm

Ok — here’s my new apartment checklist. Am I missing something?

  1. Top Floor apartment


Size and location are also givens – the place has to be big enough to fit all my stuff and has to be in a short list of neighbourhoods I’ve compiled based on earthquake readiness (dont want to live in a house built on reclaimed land… never know when an earthquake could strike!) ,  safety, vibe and familiarity.

Other things I’m looking for …

  • Cheaper or obviously better in some way. If I am gonna keep paying a ridiculous amount every month, I either want a killer view, a patio or an in-unit washer and dryer.
  • A bedroom closet that’s in the bedroom. Yes people, this is a tough one.
  • A nice kitchen/bathroom.  Doesn’t have to be new, but i refuse to leave my lovely granite counter tops for pink formica and lime green fixtures.
  • Bathroom and kitchen separated by some space and preferably a room. Having these two right next to each other is just gross.

Luckily, we’re in a recession right now and it’s starting to show. I’m seeing “for rent” and “for sale” signs all over the place and prices are coming down.  Maybe i’ll get lucky and really score an amazing deal! Even saving $300 a month really adds up.



  1. I would say based on your current situation, good thick walls so no matter what crasy nieghbours you have you won’t be affected by them

    Comment by Julie — May 27, 2009 @ 8:36 am

  2. yes! I think i’m gonna reject a place because there’s a school next door. Screaming kids playing basketball? no thanks.

    Comment by attaikede — May 28, 2009 @ 9:33 am

  3. If you can talk to the neighbours or building dwellers. People have “stories” if they are pissed off enough!! And make sure elevators work!! #%^$#@@^ that’s me swearing!

    Comment by cherylsafina — May 30, 2009 @ 4:18 pm

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