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is it safe for me to live in this neighborhood?

I finally found a place in Brooklyn that seems perfect with one catch: it's in a semi rough area. The thing is I can't seem to get a clear opinion online of exactly how unsafe it is. [more inside]
posted by timsneezed on Dec 23, 2013 - 61 answers

How can I get released from my lease agreement?

When I moved into my apartment with my roommate, the manager at the time said we could remove or add roommates as we pleased and could even add a roommate and remove ourselves off the lease completely if we wanted to move away before the lease was up, so long as we notified the manager and signed a form. I am considering moving out before the lease ends. We now have a new manager and when I checked with her, she says this is not true, that I cannot be removed from the lease at all even if my roommate agrees to it. However, I looked over my lease and it seems to say that I absolutely CAN do that, as long as everyone agrees. (See extended for the exact lease quote.) [more inside]
posted by brista on Sep 3, 2013 - 15 answers

What questions should I ask when going to look at a flat to rent?

What questions should I ask when going to look at a flat to rent? [more inside]
posted by sockpim on Aug 15, 2013 - 11 answers

I'm trying to decide whether to stay in my current apt or go to another

I'm trying to decide whether to stay in my current apt or go to another one. Details including snowflakery below. [more inside]
posted by Prairie on May 1, 2013 - 2 answers

Keep it down up there.

Is there anything to be done about (probably unintentionally) loud neighbors? [more inside]
posted by sucre on Feb 25, 2013 - 10 answers

Movin' On In

Moving in with two roommates - one friend, and one other guy the two of us just met. What haven't I thought of, and what should I be prepared to deal with? Long list of stuff inside. [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Sep 18, 2012 - 27 answers

Stalking The Elusive Apartment

So, I came out as transgendered about a year ago, and I'm finally financially secure enough to move out of my urban rednecky neighborhood. This, of course, leaves me with a few questions. [more inside]
posted by Toby Dammit X on Mar 4, 2012 - 16 answers

Help convince me that it's okay to raise our baby in an apartment.

Help convince me that it's okay to raise our baby in an apartment. [more inside]
posted by jrichards on Nov 16, 2011 - 31 answers

Inventive ideas for a more pleasant living space

How can I soup up my apartment for maximum enjoyment, for less than $200/month? [more inside]
posted by bonheur on Aug 29, 2011 - 19 answers

Help me find an industrial space to live in.

One of my lifelong dreams is to live in a warehouse, container, or other industrial/repurposed structure. Can I do this in the San Francisco Bay Area (specifically Oakland)? Do you know someone who is? Should I look outside Oakland? [more inside]
posted by fake on May 8, 2011 - 17 answers

I want to see the inside of my childhood home. Is this possible, now that other people live there?

I want to see the inside of my childhood home. Is this possible, now that other people live there? [more inside]
posted by tamagogirl on Mar 6, 2011 - 28 answers

San Francisco: where to move if working in Pleasant Hill?

San Francisco: help a young, single guy relocate to the Bay Area who wants San Francisco lifestyle, but works in Pleasant Hill... [more inside]
posted by jdlugo on Jul 2, 2010 - 22 answers

Mary Mary Quite Contrary - Indoor Plant Palooza!

Recommend some house plants! [more inside]
posted by thatbrunette on May 10, 2010 - 22 answers

What neighborhood of Indianapolis should I live in?

What neighborhood of Indianapolis should I live in? [more inside]
posted by weiler63 on Apr 27, 2010 - 13 answers

Car Jail

The power went out at my apartment building, and I lost the use of my car for the day because the gate wouldn't open. What are my rights as a tenant? [more inside]
posted by donguanella on Mar 23, 2009 - 9 answers

My apartment needs a tune-up.

What makes a living space go from good to great? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Nov 12, 2008 - 18 answers

Do I want to live in Daddy Day Care?

What sort of agreements should I make or information should I consider before moving into an apartment that would be used as a daycare during the day when my roommate and I aren't around? [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Aug 20, 2008 - 34 answers

Potential roommate issues. Am I out of line here?

I'm planning on moving to DC with a guy I've been friends with since junior year of college (3 years ago). I graduated and immediately accepted a position and have worked in said position for one year and am now moving on to another one. For that same year, he sat around at home and was too lazy to find an engineering job and worked a few $10 an hour construction jobs. I'm having mixed feelings about getting a place with this guy. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Aug 18, 2008 - 52 answers

How noisy is noisy in Toronto?

Is it (will it be) that noisy at Charles Street around Bloor and Yonge? [more inside]
posted by mariokrat on Jul 22, 2008 - 18 answers

Moving to South Bend, Indiana

I am looking for a good area of South Bend, Indiana to live. I am moving for a new job (which I got thanks to mefi help!!) and am looking for apartments. I do not know the area whatsoever. I have around $700 a month to spend and need it to house two people. Any thoughts on locations and what areas to avoid? I know I can browse online but do not even know what are the better (safer) areas...
posted by snap_dragon on Jan 20, 2008 - 4 answers

How much is your w/d worth?

How much is it worth to you to have a washer/dryer in your building? [more inside]
posted by hattifattener on Oct 19, 2007 - 34 answers

Finding an Apartment in Delft

There's a good chance that I'll be moving to the Netherlands in the next few weeks. What are the best resources that could help me find a place to live (preferably a studio apartment) in Delft?
posted by kepano on Sep 4, 2007 - 5 answers

I suppose I could live out of gigantic Tupperware containers, but...

Due to my life as a secret agent, I constantly move house. Futon, possessions, toiletries, books, clothes, my entire life. Living out of boxes sucks, and moving loose unboxed items just sucks. Are there any fancy systems, boxes, thingamajigs that can help? [more inside]
posted by Xere on Sep 1, 2007 - 25 answers

Build me an apartment from the walls in.

So, I'm relocating to a small (30,000 people) high-culture town in about a week. I'm also starting over from scratch on furniture, and want to outfit a one bedroom apartment nicely. So, I'm looking for both your apartment neat tricks -and- your favorite online furniture seller. [more inside]
posted by lilithim on Aug 3, 2007 - 13 answers

I ma sick of knowing my neighbours sex frequency.HELP

Resources for finding rental houses in Northern/ Eastern Or Southern Ontario.Anyone have some good sources or leads? [more inside]
posted by plumberonkarst on Jul 4, 2007 - 6 answers

Help! Trouble roommates need to go!

Dream living situation turned nightmare. Is there a way get rid of the problem roomies before things turn even uglier? [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen on May 18, 2007 - 19 answers

Help me turn green with goodness!

How can I live a more green/ethical/eco-friendly/sustainable life? [more inside]
posted by teststrip on Oct 1, 2006 - 30 answers

The down-low on co-ops.

Help my younger sister decide whether or not to buy a co-op apartment. There's some [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Aug 31, 2006 - 4 answers

Where to live in NoVA?

Where should I rent in Northern VA that combines relaxation with single living? [more inside]
posted by callmejay on May 7, 2006 - 13 answers

Helpful Hints for the First Time Mover?

Me and the significant other are moving out in about 2 weeks time to our first 1 bedroom apartment. Rent is looking about 1/3 of total income including water, gas and trash (not bad for Southern California) and most of our major furniture/appliance costs seems to be taken care of already. Is there anything we should consider, highlight, or otherwise be aware of before we live the life of paupers?
posted by ilikebike on Jan 5, 2006 - 13 answers

Tokyo housing

Help me find housing in Tokyo. [more inside]
posted by armage on Jun 7, 2005 - 9 answers

Temporary Lodging in London

My 23 year-old brother is moving to London for a couple of years (European citizen, so no work permit issues). He will have very little money when he gets there, so he is looking for affordable lodging. When I did the same thing 10 years ago, I stayed at a hostel for a couple of months until I had a steady income, had enough money for a deposit, and found roommates for a flat. Would you concur that this is the best option, and if so, do you have any hostels to recommend? Mine was in Holland Park and I liked it, but I can't remember the name or anything about it. I'd also appreciate hearing any alternate suggestions for inexpensive housing in London. Thank you very much for your help!
posted by widdershins on Sep 7, 2004 - 8 answers

Any advice for being the letter in a sublet?

Any advice for being the letter in a sublet? (More inside, naturally) [more inside]
posted by sugarfish on May 17, 2004 - 4 answers

Tips for Moving from Australia to Hong Kong

I have been giving some thought to moving from Australia to Hong Kong for a while (6 months +). What tips would you give to a newcomer to the area - from finding a place to live onwards? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by backOfYourMind on Jan 6, 2004 - 1 answer

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