I must say, the financial crisis is great for those of us who are employed and apartment-hunting. Looking at real estate in Memphis doubles the pleasure because there is plenty to go around and all of it is insanely cheap. Earlier today we spent a total of maybe one hour looking and sent out about 10 inquiries.
We really liked the description of a house near Rhodes where Kyle will be teaching, asked the guy for pictures and he said that "Google Earth took some for him but they are blurry". Google Earth did what?!
And then, of course, there was the great 3-bedroom apartment that's "close to everything". Everything?! Really?!
But the one that really stole our hearts was the luxury condo apartment in downtown Memphis that you get for free for a month, pay a $200 security deposit and after that your $725/month includes utilities + "Multiple pools, several tanning beds, a workout room plus more".
Kyle, having some Irish in him, and I, having been land-bound for about a year are both awfully pale and could really use an extended session at the tanning salon but what we are both most nervous about is telling Leigh Johnson that we actually looked at Downtown apartments.
P.S. This is the one that we really want.