The truth about apartment hunting
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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:
2. You end up going down an apartment hunting black hole:
3. And you realize that your budget is just a *bit* smaller than your taste level:
4. The hunt begins to take over all areas of your life:
me pretending to work when i’m just looking at apartments in NYC at my job pic.twitter.com/WguyESYh3q
— lituation (@phemaledog_) September 12, 2019
5. You get enthralled by the location and forget survival necessities:
nyc: here’s a 3 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment with no AC, no washer/dryer, no dishwasher, no floors, no windows, no doors in Soho for $3000/month per person
me: ugh but it’s in soho !
— Michael (@michaelolson141) October 21, 2019
6. Phrases such as “artist studio” and “compact” begin to seem more appealing:
7. Sometimes you don’t know if you’ve fallen in love or if your standards are just to low:
I sincerely never knew what true love was…..until I met an NYC apartment that had a washer/dryer and a dishwasher in it
— Soko (@DJSoko) September 5, 2019
8. Then there’s the one with the “rooftop garden”:
9. Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse, you tour a converted closet:
10. Once you finally find your place, you realize you have to furnish it or pay a moving fee worth a month’s rent:
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.