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My perfect lady apartment

(Thanks to my friend “Jane”, I’ve decided to christen my new place The Perfect Lady Apartment).

This is the first time I’ve ever lived on my own, and, I love it! I had thought that I’d get lonely, and I’ve had my moments of wouldn’t-it-be-nice-if-my-friends-were-around, but mostly I appreciate the increased privacy and the additional space that come with living alone.

I’ve also come to realize how much I enjoy living in an atypical, smaller, apartment complex. I love that my landlord and his family live right next to me, and we actually interact! My landlord even spent an entire Saturday morning helping me move (again, Nicest Landlord Alive).

It also helps that all utilities and wireless internet are included in the rent. I am paying $950 a month (which includes parking – worked out a deal where I pay an extra $50 a month for designated, off-street parking). So all in all, I am paying around $150 more for this charming gem of a studio than for my share of a two-bedroom apartment.

That is a price I’m more than happy to pay.icon smile My perfect lady apartment

  • m4k2004 - You’ve got a steal and a nice landlord. I am so jealous! good luck in your new apartment! :) ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn - PICTURES!!!!ReplyCancel

  • L.A. Daze - I’m glad everything worked out! Living alone is the best.ReplyCancel

  • SP - Wooo hooo! I also loved living alone. I now live in a 10 unit complex as oppose to 100+. Much better, and typical a better price too.

    Your landlord sounds fabulous! Glad you are all settled in!ReplyCancel

  • meinmillions - Living by myself was the absolute best descision I’ve made. I love coming home at the end of the day and everything is exactly where I left it and exactly how I want it to be. Congrats on the new place!ReplyCancel

  • Chris Leow - We in Malaysia are enjoying high growth and high inflation, I do not understand all this complaining. We have to thank China for our strong growth as our economy was going down until March 2009 and China rescued us by buying our commodities. Currently there is strong job market, 2 jobs for every worker, we have to import in foreign labour to do jobs that locals do not want to do ! We have high inflation, an example is a local dessert called “cendol” selling for $1.20 in local currency a month ago, is now selling for $ 1.80 in local currency. Thats a hefty increase, so don’t complain, enjoy the boom ! The property market here is great, its the best time to buy property with the high inflation ! If you need more money in Malaysia we can always job hop to a higher salary ! Things are good !ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - Congratulations!! It sounds like a really great place to live!ReplyCancel

  • SavingDiva - I’m glad to hear that you’re enjoying living alone. I love it! I can’t imagine ever giving it up :) ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie - I could never go back to having roommates! Congrats! My landlord lives in my bldg, too. It’s nice to have someone who can fix everything immediately.ReplyCancel

  • Tea - Love it!ReplyCancel

  • marisol - Isn’t it nice to live alone? Yes it can get lonely at times but I can always find something to do to entertain me. I enjoy coming home and doing what I want to do. Maybe it’s an age thing but I don’t think I could have roommates again unless it was a boyfriend/husband.

    My landlord lives in my building too and she mostly leaves the tenants alone. She is great whenever there is an issue with the apt.ReplyCancel

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  • Carolyn R. Pineda - I know none of my guy friends that would call their bachelor pad as the Lady Apartment. Moving over, kind landlords (the ones you get along with) are a rarity nowadays. ReplyCancel

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