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The truth about apartment hunting

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Apartment hunting.

The quest for a perfect home is often filled with hidden fees, flaky brokers, and sketchy listings.

After a long search, you might find a few listings in your price range that seem promising..but then reality sets in. That beautiful downtown studio with natural light is only in your price range because it doesn’t have a bathroom and your next best option is an hour and a half commute away and above an extremely loud sports bar.

At Common, we’re well aware of how complicated it can be to find a place to call home. Which is why we compiled some of the top struggles of apartment hunting told from the real-world perspective of internet memes. Take a scroll for some much needed comic relief! You deserve it.

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1. You start out the search hopeful! Only to be quickly put in place by your agent or listing site:

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I mean, same.

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2. You end up going down an apartment hunting black hole:

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Frantically playing whack-a-mole with your endless open tabs trying to close the one that's blasting music in public? ✔️ (via @ladiesgetpaid)

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3. And you realize that your budget is just a *bit* smaller than your taste level:

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But still, we make it work✨ (via @lisamcconniffe)

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4. The hunt begins to take over all areas of your life:

5. You get enthralled by the location and forget survival necessities:

6. Phrases such as “artist studio” and “compact” begin to seem more appealing:

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p e r s u a d e

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7. Sometimes you don’t know if you’ve fallen in love or if your standards are just to low:

8. Then there’s the one with the “rooftop garden”:

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A cartoon by @lonniemillsap. #TNYcartoons

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9. Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse, you tour a converted closet:

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10. Once you finally find your place, you realize you have to furnish it or pay a moving fee worth a month’s rent:

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It would be more fun if it wasn’t so expensive, so I’ll stick to rearranging what I already own😂 (quote// Twitter @ alexmeyerrr)

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Despite all these struggles, you aren’t alone! The apartment hunting process could have used a major upgrade years ago, and that’s where is where Common comes in. Don’t settle for less than you deserve: check out our latest home openings to save yourself some time and probably a nervous breakdown.

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