Breaking news: THIS IS IT!

I signed on a new place!!! I am beyond excited and relieved. I wasn’t sleeping because I was so stressed out about the search! And now it’s over yesssssssssssss

So here’s what went down: I found a listing on Padmapper for a building off the Irving Park brown line stop. I snuck out of work early to go see it because I knew it’d go fast – and good thing I did! There were actually two open units, and by the time I got there (5 p.m.), one had already been signed on (after 3-4 viewings during lunchtime). I literally ran home (supes sweaty) to get my checkbook and filled out the application at red lights on the way back. They ran by credit and background check, and I passed! I signed the lease this weekend, and I move in August 1. THANK. GOD.

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PROS (ah, SO many!)
Separate dining/living/kitchen
Huge bedroom
Central heat and AC (NO window units!)
Lots of storage
Near the train
North Center location
Walking distance to Wrigley Field
Manager in building
Second floor
No-permit street parking
Middle unit (a pro in the sense that hopefully the floor below me will help keep my unit warm in the winter!)
Nice, big windows (and a cross breeze!)

CONS (you can’t win them all)
Apartment building instead of a house
Coin-operated laundry
Potential pain moving with a stairwell
August move-in (actually the extra time could be good now that it’s so late)

This place is only a block from Mayor Emanuel’s house. Think our street will be the first to plowed in the winter? That’d be a pretty awesome pro. But the biggest pro? No more trolling Craigslist!

DISCLAIMER: The living room will not be Flubber-colored when I move in.


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