The Joys of Apartment living

United States
December 16, 2011 12:50pm CST
Where do I begin. I've been at my residence going on three years now. It is nearing moving time. The main reason I would like to move is I live in a apartment. Apparantely the walls are paper thin. Today I heard my neighbor singing Happy Birthday and she wasn't singing to me, I've heard their phone ringing, dogs barking, loud TV, and people talking. Enough is Enough. I need to find a place I can call my own and live happily until my next move. All apartments homes aren't built alike some are better insulated. I've been shopping around the past few months and the higher end properties are 100's more then I am paying now. If I find one that offers better accomadations without the pricey rent I am going for it.
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@marguicha (76083)
• Chile
16 Dec 11
I don´t like apartments because I don´t want to hear my neighbors noises nor do I want them to listen to my conversations. I would not live in an apartment because I like to have contact with earth and have a garden and because I live in the country that has more earthquakes in the world. I´d die of fright if I was perched in altitudes.
• United States
16 Dec 11
In the near future I wish to have a garden and grow produce. For now I have to settle for decorating my patio with plants. If you don't mind, what country do you live in?
@marguicha (76083)
• Chile
16 Dec 11
I live in Chile, South America. If you check the worst earthquakes recorded, besides us having the Gold medal, we have several Bronze one. The last big one, last year, was 5 times bigger than the one in Haiti.
@Bluedoll (15533)
• Canada
16 Dec 11
Yes that is apartment living and thats why people move. Of course except for lease arrangements that is the advantage of apartment living, you can move. I've moved for a reason only to find something else go wrong. It is quiet but the guy next door is a chain smoker and it comes into my place, stuff like that. I've found three types of apartments. One, type that is noisy where people turn music and talk loud. Two, the type that is quiet where the walls have been super insulated (I know one person that got the owner put up a false wall that was insulated). Three, type that is super quiet where the walls are paper thin.
• United States
16 Dec 11
What about the type where you can hear people talking and not yelling. Good sign that rent should be decreased. Does property value go down in apartments as well?
@Bluedoll (15533)
• Canada
17 Dec 11
yeah quiet! I heard Sally and Jerry but I didn't feel right about it, she didn't either when our eyes meant in the hallway later. So next time I'll go out right away or put on the music. Rents never seem to go down for occupants but property values go down if the buildings are not properly maintained and managed. It depends on the housing market and the renters shopping for new apartments. Supply and demand is always a factor in finding good apartments.
@thaMARKER (3096)
• Philippines
17 Dec 11
im planning to move to another place as well. Mines a bit costly and i have roomies that im not really close though theyre kinda ok. I wanna have my own place.. bigger bed and cabinet, own comfort room and bath, own door.. What i like about my place now is that we have someone to cook for us, someone to clean the mess when you're super tired from work. You get to ask someone to call for a cab when raining and someone to please when you're sick. Its not noisy and its safe here. These are the things that made me stay here for 2years now. Im on my own in this city and i sometimes need someone to please. Guess itll take sometime for now to move out.
• United States
17 Dec 11
Sounds like you have maid service. Hang in there until the right time for move out budddy.
@maximax8 (27049)
16 Dec 11
When my sister was in her 20s she bought a studio flat. It was like an apartment and it was on the second floor. It had a large lounge where it was a bedroom as well. It also had a kitchen and a bathroom. She then sold it and bought a 3 bedroom apartment. I was on the third floor and I could hear traffic from the lounge window. She had a nightmare bringing a buggy those stairs. I hope that you will find a quiet apartment to move to. Good luck.
• United States
16 Dec 11
Thanks maximax8 I am sure to find a quiet,comfy, home if I invest some time and exercise patient. By the way when you describe your sisters lounge it sounds like the floorplan I'm looking for. I want a spacious open,airy,layout without the walls that separate the rooms.
• United States
16 Dec 11
I lived in houses for a long time and for about 18 months now I have been in apartments. There are some disadvantages for sure, but overall I don't mind. I hear my upstairs neighbor's music sometimes and of course I hear him walking around the house (he has very heavy feet!) And I do hear my one neighbor snoring at night! lol!I don't have the heart to tell him how loud it is through the wall! lol! But I like it nonetheless. I'll stay here for awhile longer anyway!
• United States
16 Dec 11
Write me back after 36 months. Your neighbor snores that loud WoW. I had one neigbor tell me he could hear everything in the bathroom. That made me very uncomfortable.
• India
17 Dec 11
Apartment living is very nice and we need to take care of belongings very carefully. We need to find a right flat and good for our joy.