When You Know, You Know

We don't know how it works - basic instinct, gut, magentic pull - but sometimes you just know an apartment feels right. We were hanging out with a new friend last night and she was sharing her apartment search story and what went down. 1 week, 30 apartments viewed and finally

success! The last apartment she toured was "it"! Why did the others fail and this one succeed? Of course the usual suspects - bad layout, too small, no storage, basement, no parking - played roles but overall she said that the vibe of the winning apartment really appealed to her - she "just knew." In fact, the place she now calls home wasn't so different from 1 or 2 of the previously viewed places but the overall feeling and energy is what got her.

Like any relationship, apartment hunting and apartment finding falls into the instinct and emotion category. You know when it's good and you definitely know when it's not. When we lived in New York years ago (that's our apartment in the photo), we had left a not so good feeling apartment to sweetly find this tiny studio apartment that simply put - "felt good". It wasn't the size or the fact that we had to move our one chair to open our one closet but rather the way we felt when we were home. Good, calm, comfy.

How about you? Share how you knew that your apartment was just right for you and even when you knew an apartment was just not.

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