158. Finding Your Own Apartment

Julie was tired of living with her parents. was 22, and just finished college. She started new job in an office, and didn't want parents to tell her what to do anymore, Julie decided to start looking for an apartment. started by looking at classified ads in the and checking on websites like Craigslist.

The first she went to see sounded perfect on the . It was advertised as a cozy one-bedroom apartment a view. She made an appointment to view apartment. When the landlord opened the door, Julie sorely disappointed. The cozy bedroom barely fit a mattress and a nightstand. The window actually offered view of a brick wall.

Julie didn't give hope though. The next apartment she saw was as having a renovated kitchen. Since Julie loved cook, she imagined herself cooking gourmet meals on new kitchen appliances. However, the broker showing Julie explained that the only renovations were new knobs old wooden cabinets. Julie was beginning to lose . She then saw a listing for a basement with access to a low maintenance yard. Julie herself hosting barbecues for her friends until she that the low maintenance yard was a tiny on concrete.

Julie decided to stop looking for that had features she liked. Instead she was to look for an apartment close to her . She read a listing for a studio that close to a freeway. This meant a shorter . When she saw the place, she found that studio actually overlooked the freeway, and traffic could heard from the bedroom.

Julie was discouraged. She not to move out yet.