Friday, March 02, 2007

Not Good Enough

Okay, so I actually need some feedback, because I'm often accused of being way too picky about everything, and I think this might be one of those situations.

After months of saying I would do it, I finally told my flatmate that I'm moving out. She took it well (a little too well if I do say so myself, but that's besides the point I suppose), and April 15th has been set as the date that I will be moved out by.

I've started my search for a new place to live. While I'm happy to live with one or two other people, I have a few things that I really want in my new apartment, and I'm not sure I'll be satisfied until I get them. Here's the list:
  • In or adjacent to the city center (oh crap I just typed "centre" and then fixed it before some of you Ameri-Nazis could jump on me)
  • Modern, high-rise apartment
  • Large balcony
  • My own bathroom
  • Washer and dryer in the apartment
  • Pool in the building

I realize it sounds like quite the list, but the fact is that there are plenty of places like this in Sydney, and I certainly won't be able to afford anything like it when I move back to NYC, so I've decided it's my obligation to make the most of a cheap rental market and go all out.

So, am I being a picky bitch? Or are these reasonable demands?


Drew said...

Perfectly reasonable - I would even attach "dishwasher" and "walk-in closet" to the list. I mean, if you're going to go all out, go all out!

emla said...

True. And the few apartments we saw while we were there -- in diverse neighborhoods and with various price points -- all seemed to include, or could easily include, these things. I say go for it. You have a month + to find something too. Might as well do it now!

(PS: I've got a great broker for when you move back!)

Zander said...

Hmm. I could live without a dishwasher (but true, would be nice, will add to the list). As for a walk-in closet, I don't currently have enough clothes to fill a regular closet so that one won't be a requirement.

Clearly I will keep everyone updated on how it all goes.