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10 Horrors of Apartment Hunting

10 Horrors of Apartment Hunting

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: apartment hunting sucks (unless you’ve enlisted our help, of course).  Here’s just a few of the horrors of apartment hunting you might encounter on the way to finding your perfect place.

1. Deception

Many a heads have been scratched trying to figure out how the apartment in the photo is the same one your standing in.

2. Poor Timing

It’s a tale as old as time: you think you’ve found the perfect place then poof, the listing disappears before you’re very eyes.

3. Creepy Crawly Critters

Don’t wait until it’s too late for this one: when you’re touring, open cabinets, examine corners and peek under appliances; now is not the time to play it cool.

4. Ill-Defined Spaces

Even those with true vision and talent for decor just can’t get past a kitchen/bathroom combo.

5. Delusional Landlords

“I’ll accept nothing less than $2,900 for this spacious and luxurious 225ft² studio, sink included.”

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6. Biohazards

Someone actually lives here? Ugh. Gross. No.

7. Unexpected Roommates


Who invited these guys? Do they even pay rent?

8. Thin Walls

Who needs to catch up on their soaps when the situation in 8b is far more intriguing.

9. Unwanted Amenities

The plunge pool that nobody ever wanted…

10. Questionable Neighborhoods

Battling in the streets at all hours, those neighbors just have no respect.

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About The Author


As a renter herself with a keen interest in Psychology, Madeline understands the emotional journey of apartment hunting and the joys of apartment living. This combined with her experience in the multifamily industry has given her some unique insights into the mind of both the renter and the property manager and has helped shape the content she creates and shares here everyday. In her spare time, Madeline can be found re-arranging her apartment, cuddling with her kitties, singing and dancing in the kitchen or whipping up a plant-based meal.

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