Few Things You Need to Know When Looking for an Apartment

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Image credit: Stoonn at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

When you are searching for the right apartment, you may just choose one depending on what looks great. Remember that living in an apartment is different from living in a house. Your neighbors can be heard easily and there are a lot of rules that you have to follow even if you have already bought the apartment.

You can use your reverse mortgage from your old home in order to pay for the apartment but choosing the right apartment can be complicated. Here are some of the essentials that you have to remember:

  • Search for one that has parking space. Even if you do not own a car, you may have guests who have cars who need to park when they are visiting.
  • Check the flooring. You need to have an apartment that will last for a long period of time. Quality flooring will also add to the overall appeal of the apartment.
  • If you have enough storage in the apartment despite its small size, then this can be perfect for you.

There may still be some personal things you have to remember when searching for an apartment but you can do it well with proper knowledge.

A child’s thought on environment protection (repost)

This is one of my favorite posts from 2010 about my son’s (who was in 4th grade then) take on environment protection. Read on. 

Last school year, my son’s 4th grade class was assigned by their teacher to draw something about preserving the environment and write a paragraph about their drawing. My son submitted this simple drawing, but I feel proud of what he wrote to describe the important points of his drawing.


He is only 10 and yet he is aware of what people can do to take care of the environment such as avoid illegal logging and incessant use of fishnet to catch small fish. My son could even mention about recycling in his essay. For example, to donate or sell used books so other students can still use them and lessen the number of trees being cut down to produce paper…Khalil scored 10 points each for the drawing and essay. Ten is the highest point given by their teacher for the assignment.