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Maybe an apartment??

February 19th, 2006 at 01:32 pm

We had quite the wintery weekend here in the DFW area. Thankfully today is a little bit warmer than it was yesterday.

I went to my apartment this weekend to pack up more clothes for work, etc., and to start packing other stuff. Dad hadn't gotten any boxes, so Saturday night we spent a couple hours scrounging up boxes from various grocery stores.

This afternoon I looked at my first apartment complex on my list - and decided to go ahead and fill out an application. I explained to the person my situation re:rental history/dad and she told me that she thinks the manager would be willing to work with me on it.

The apartment is 1 BR, 770 sq ft, has a small kitchen pantry, a dining area with hardwood floors, the bedroom has a wall closet AND a walk-in closet, it's on the second floor (ugh!) but has an enclosed patio (for my cat to get his "outside" time). I will have to go back to doing laundry once a week at either a laundrymat or at the apartments facility. For an extra $35/month electricity, water, trash is included!
It is less than two blocks from where I'm working - a sidewalk goes along the whole two block area -- so, I could walk to work if I wanted to. Smile I think I'll be able to fit everything in there - if not, I'll figure out what I can get rid of!!

So, I should know by Wednesday whether or not I am approved or not. My move out date from my current place is March 5 - my move in date would be March 3. First months rent + deposit is $199!!

I can see this place saving me alot of money - gas, wear and tear on my car, (car insurance is going to go up alot though - though pretty much anywhere in this area it would), electricity, water bill, etc.

I just can't tell you how anxious I am about getting into a place that is completely my OWN again!!!

Money spent this weekend:
Movie tickets (2) (Walk the Line) 13.55
Gas: (2.02/gallon) 12.20 (half tank)
Clothing: (skirt/sweater Old Navy sale) 23.80


5 Responses to “Maybe an apartment??”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    wow, why is the apartment so cheap? We charged rent of over $300 20 years ago.

  2. Ima saver Says:

    By the way, congratulations on your new job!

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Thanks Ima! The $199 is just for the first month's rent & deposit - it's a move-in special. The acutal rent is going to be $615/mo (starting April) - which actually is pretty inexpensive for this area and the sq footage.

  4. mjrube94 Says:

    Don't forget to tell your insurance company that you will not be using the car for commuting. You may get a discount that will help offset the increase in prices.

  5. travelingjen Says:

    I'm just starting to look at apartments in the Dallas area and I was wondering if you could share what part of town this is in?

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