You guys!!! Me, Stina and Nora got the apartment that we applied for the other week! I'm so excited to get to really move into a place and make it mine, or ours. Stina and I met a few weeks ago after our friend Sara set us up on a date. We talked about how hard it is to find apartments (that are nice and that you like) in this city and how both of us were about to move out of our places. And so last week she sent a link to me saying that she and her friend Nora were interested in a 3 bedroom in Williamsburg and asked me if I wanted to join them in it. Stina and I went to take a look and both of us fell in love. And today we got our application approved! YAY!
Getting on a lease is pretty difficult here if you don't have good credit or an American guarantor who can prove their income. I have no credit and no rich American relatives who can sugar mama me, so the only option really is to put down a rather saucy deposit and pay a few months rent in advance. It's fucked. Paying thousands of dollars up front just like that, when they can see that you have a job and an income. But that's what we had to do and luckily all of us had savings to borrow from for it.
So open brick, white walls, wooden floors, a new kitchen and bathroom, fire escape and a killer rooftop awaits us in September. I can't wait to move in! Inspiration above.