Well, it’s that time again. I’m moving up and moving on, and hopefully moving to a new apartment with no roomates for the first time since making Aliyah.
Thus the dreaded search begins. Now, apartment hunting around here is somewhat different than what I was always used to back in the US and A; it’s a seller’s market and that’s obvious. Plus, landlords balk at ever putting a penny into improving a rented apartment because, well, they don’t have to. So I’m looking for something new, or otherwise renovated, and pickings are slim. E.g., I saw a brand new apartment for $860/mo (!) in which I had the following conversation:
Jook: “But what if I want a stove?”
Realtor: “You can’t do that. There’s no room. Or a stove or a refrigerator.”
Jook: “So…what if I want to cook?”
Realtor: “What do you need a stove for? Order out!”
*Sigh.* It goes on like this…but I’ll wrap this up. Couple things I noticed while hunting today that I found captivatingly Israeli:
- The spin people try to put on their crappy apartment’s shortcomings when describing them: “Apartment with style! Painted floor!” ($925/mo)
- The very fact that hardly anybody sees the need to post pictures of their apartments, even in this day of ubiquitous cell phone cameras. And here’s an example of someone who actually did post a pic.