Apartment hunting

Well, it’s been so long since we’ve rented a place to live, in New Zealand, let alone in another country so there’s rather a lot to take in! We’ve found ourselves in the hands of an amazing broker, Marie, who’s been wonderful and spent an entire day driving us all over San Francisco showing us a range of places – houses, apartments, lofts, furnished, unfurnished, rent, sale …

And we’re learning to use a whole lot of new terms too … PG&E, HMO, doorman, credit check, security deposit, white zone, ball park traffic, broker, realtor, agent, lease, guarantor, monthly gross, The Bridge, fog, micro-climate, fob, trash, water … I’m sure we’ll be asked to submit yet another set of fingerprints at this rate!

So now we feel very informed and practiced when it comes to choosing a place in a couple of months … unless of course the perfect place jumps out at us this week, but that would be too good to be true and oh the paperwork.

It’s all starting to feel a whole lot more real now.

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#1 Short Dark Friend on 06.10.11 at 6:30 am

How exciting! Make sure there’s a room for me:)

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