Monday, August 20, 2012

On the Move!

Great news over here at moose & lulu- I won't be out on the streets when the end of September rolls around! I signed a lease last week and move in less than a month. I love our apartment but the roomie has decided to co-habitate with her boyfriend, so I have been house-hunting for the last few months.

I tossed around the idea of buying a tiny house in the M Streets but ultimately decided that I just wasn't quite ready for that level of commitment. I hate that I'm not building equity in something, but I'm choosing to focus on the positive: the fact that staying in my current location means I'll get to take full advantage of the urban lifestyle for at least another year or two. 

However, finding a place was NOT an easy task given the ridiculous pricing of the rental market in Dallas right now. 

Everything in uptown is extremely expensive. No joke- I found this apartment that was LESS THAN 350 SQUARE FEET that was leasing for over $1,100. Ridiculous:

Are you kidding me?

Luckily, I found a hell of a deal (relatively speaking) on an apartment that has plenty of space, a bigger kitchen (yay!), and a workable closet. It's nothing fancy- no granite or stainless, but I'm not buying it so I figured space was more important than finish out. The fact that it's big enough to not feel like a shoebox is a definite bonus. And they are installing brand new wood floors and carpet before I move in!

I'm sad to leave Alex but can't wait to get settled into the new place!

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