For most of us, moving to a new apartment is a big deal. This means we have to take care of every little detail of this stage of transitioning to an entirely different world. For some, however, moving is just another regular affair.
If someone were to take a large amount from your bank account, you'd most likely notice when a transaction was declined or a payment bounced. But how quickly would you notice if a small amount were being deducted, say $5 or $10, every month?
Every exposed brick, worn floorboard, and weathered beam in these spaces shines with personality. Each cries out to that aesthetic-minded renter who sees the beauty in imperfection and the appeal of the offbeat.
Some renters are going to extremes to snag (and keep) the apartment they want: paying a full year's rent in advance, delivering their application with a bottle of wine, or offering to paint the walls and replace the cruddy carpet on their dime.