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  • I have been such a nerd for interior design for architecture.

  • I've been so excited to get my own apartment, so it's finally happening.

  • Or at least I hope so.

  • The situation right now is a little bit complicated right now.

  • I live in Westwood, which is a college town right next to you, Scylla, which is where I go to school.

  • I pay 1000 $200 for a room and a bathroom that I share with two other apartment mates.

  • Mikey's ends in June, which is convenient for most students, but I'm graduating early.

  • I'm graduating next month in March, and I want to get the fuck out of Westwood not to complain too much, because I know I'm so lucky to be able to afford a friend in L.

  • A at all.

  • But I'm just gonna say it.

  • Westwood is pretty fucking ugly.

  • And to top it off, Westwood is the most expensive neighborhood in all of L.

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  • Yes, more expensive than any of the beach towns. 00:00:58.120 --> 00:01:5.720 The median price for two bedroom is $4500 that's because tens of thousands of students need to live within walking distance of U C. 00:01:5.720 --> 00:01:5.970 L A. 00:01:5.970 --> 00:01:7.600 So it really fucks up the supply and demand. 00:01:7.610 --> 00:01:11.950 Anyways, the point is, after I graduate, there's really no point for me to be in Westwood anymore.

  • I just found some letters to take over my apartment starting march 1st.

  • So that leaves me with just under a month to find my own apartment so I won't be out on the street.

  • So you know, this is this is a lovely low pressure situation right now.

  • So yesterday me and David already began the apartment hunt over Julie.

  • I did not want to take David along, but I called the landlord and he refused to show me his apartments without having my boyfriend with me, which is sexist is fuck.

  • But that's an issue for another time.

  • I only got a little bit of footage because I didn't want to piss off the landlord any further because he was already offended by the fact that I was a woman.

  • Apparently the first apartment was honestly pretty mediocre.

  • It was close to $3000 for a one bedroom.

  • And there wasn't that much that was special about.

  • In my opinion, the second apartment that we went thio was a stunner.

  • But way out of my price range. 00:01:59.260 --> 00:02:3.590 I am entered for architecture, but I'm not completely willing to murder my bank account because of it. 00:02:3.590 --> 00:02:5.810 But I'm back with a new hope today. 00:02:5.820 --> 00:02:8.730 It is Sunday, and I have two appointments to view apartments. 00:02:8.790 --> 00:02:10.970 The first apartment is a one bedroom in Fairfax.

  • So let's go check it out.

  • Wait Of you The first department.

  • I actually stumbled across this random open house and decided to take a look.

  • Okay.

  • What?

  • What?

  • This is not bigger.

  • What the hell?

  • This closet is huge.

  • This is like a whole another room.

  • You could fit a whole bedroom here.

  • Bathroom.

  • I've never really given a shit about bathrooms, to be honest, because it's just where you Pete, I'm not too concerned about that.

  • This was nice.

  • Yeah, Kitchen kitchen will do it to not like the most gorgeous thing ever.

  • But like at least there's a nice fridge, and I stove.

  • Not like I really fucking cook anyway, so it's kind of perfect. 00:03:0.080 --> 00:03:8.700 It is a studio, and I was kind of looking for a one bedroom, But, I mean, this is a pretty It's a pretty large amount of space. 00:03:9.200 --> 00:03:25.280 And look at these fucking windows, Okay?

  • Not gonna live.

  • I really like that one.

  • Cut down that window is so good.

  • It has the panels.

  • It's huge, and it has would be feeling around it, but I would never seen apartments.

  • And I am actually a over windows kind of a problem.

  • Only problem is that when I called, they require a credit score of at least 700.

  • And I don't fucking have a credit score because I'm 20 and nobody has allowed me to get a credit card debt, so that might be problematic.

  • I also don't really have a verifiable income because I work for myself on YouTube and this has only been a real job for, like, three months.

  • So I know who the fuck is gonna let me write an apartment. 00:03:59.850 --> 00:04:2.190 But onto the next one more. 00:04:2.190 --> 00:04:3.370 You know you are. 00:04:4.080 --> 00:04:6.340 And what you want less? 00:04:7.180 --> 00:04:12.860 The second apartment was a one bed one bath, which was perfect because that's ideally the size that I'm looking for.

  • It has a separate living room that I could use as my filming slash workspace and then a separate bedroom for when I actually want to relax.

  • So my work and personal lives aren't like, constantly intertwined, Technically speaking, it checked all the boxes for me.

  • Paneled windows, hardwood floors, closet space all good.

  • But for some reason, I just didn't buy with it that much.

  • I think I could make it look pretty, but as is is pretty generic apartment Whoa.

  • Okay, this kitchen is gigantic.

  • Not really sure about this fridge, though.

  • This looks like the ice cream machine from the eighties that we used to have the ice cream shop they worked at.

  • Down the hallway is the bedroom, which is a pretty standard 10 by 10 square with a pretty small closet.

  • And here's the bathroom, which was small but fricking adorable and would get the job done. 00:04:59.800 --> 00:05:2.010 And I really like the honey comb tile on the floor. 00:05:3.690 --> 00:05:3.960 All right. 00:05:4.050 --> 00:05:4.510 Update. 00:05:4.610 --> 00:05:10.940 I went back to that first place that I had stopped by the head open house, and I ended up running into the property manager there.

  • He was a really nice dude.

  • And he was like, Okay, I like you So you can text me your email and see whether you want to submit an application.

  • So have not broken into him yet that I don't have a credit score, But I think I might be able to work with him on.

  • Like if I put more money down for a deposit or I show him my income.

  • Since a lot of people in the building are also freelancers who work for themselves.

  • Fingers crossed anyway.

  • Then time got away from me.

  • I didn't realize that it has already passed one and I have another appointment.

  • Ah, little bit away at one.

  • So I am booking going on over there and fingers crossed that they will still let me see the place.

  • This third department was actually an interior designers wet dream. 00:05:56.350 --> 00:06:0.000 I thought it looked pretty nice on the website, but Holy shit, I was reversed. 00:06:0.000 --> 00:06:0.530 Catfish. 00:06:0.690 --> 00:06:2.290 It looks even better in person. 00:06:2.520 --> 00:06:5.210 The living room in and of itself is frickin gorgeous. 00:06:5.220 --> 00:06:6.550 It looks like a movie set. 00:06:6.560 --> 00:06:6.890 I don't know. 00:06:6.900 --> 00:06:14.270 All of my video shot here would be so beautiful, and it has a separate dining room, which I could repurpose as an office or sewing room or something like that.

  • This'll apartment is more expensive than the others, but it's 1000 200 square feet.

  • So, honestly, I was getting kind of worried that it would be too big for me like this.

  • Bedroom alone is bigger than all the space I live in right now.

  • Here's a quick peek into the bathroom Apartments in L.

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  • Have this big thing with preserving the vintage tile, but honestly, this tile is outdated for a reason.

  • Regardless, it's a large bathroom that would suffice for my doll movements behind the building.

  • There was also this cute little backyard area that would be great for photo shoots or just having a barbecue with my non existent friends.

  • So I just finished up with the apartment or a chilling in a trash Ellie talking to a camera like a normal person. 00:06:56.870 --> 00:07:7.990 That apartment waas Goddamn, it's not fair help your department is, but there are a few small problems. 00:07:8.080 --> 00:07:12.070 First of all, there's really nothing in this area other than houses like okay, it's really quiet.

  • The house is a really cute.

  • It seems really safe, but I would love to actually be able to walk to, like, a coffee shop or two stores.

  • Thio some type of civilization.

  • Secondly, department does face the street, and it's a six lane street so you can hear the floor is going by most of time.

  • It's just like a soft like, which I don't think would pick up on my microphone.

  • But I don't want to run into situations in rush hour, where I just can't film for, like, four hours of the day because people are going to or coming from work.

  • Lastly, they are through a Lords Realty, a sight so I have to apply online.

  • They did say that it's okay if I don't have a credit score as long as I have guarantors.

  • But that also means I have to tell my parents that I am moving and that I have a job that they don't know about because I still haven't fucking told about my YouTube channel. 00:07:58.650 --> 00:08:5.530 So all those things are things I have to figure out, but like architecturally that police is everything I want. 00:08:5.540 --> 00:08:11.840 The fireplace, the wood beams, the high ceilings all the closet space, the Windows s O.

  • That is the last appointment I have for today.

  • But I think I'm gonna spend the rest of the afternoon just kind of driving in circles and walking around the areas that I'm interested in looking at and see how many landlords were still sucking living in the Stone Age.

  • And don't post those things online.

  • You have that actually, like, go and call them on the phone.

  • I'm interested in leasing somewhere starting march 1st.

  • Thank you so much.

  • One down.

  • So I pulled over to this building because I have seen it on Villa before.

  • And I am in love with this building.

  • I polish enjoyed you guys going my end up moving here.

  • But it's like gorgeous little pink house.

  • So fucking adorable. 00:08:59.890 --> 00:09:4.150 It went off Zillow like last month, but they're still nobody in the apartment. 00:09:4.300 --> 00:09:12.350 So you might try to track down the number that was online and contact them and see if, like the listing just got automatically removed or like the listening expired if it's still available.

  • God damn, I am attached to that place, You guys.

  • It is the end of the day and I am back home.

  • I called a bunch of different numbers and Fairfax, which is the neighborhood that ideally want to rent in.

  • But nobody picked up, probably because it's Sunday.

  • So hopefully I'll get some calls back within the next week or so.

  • I am compiling all of my footage and all the photos that I took of the places I've visited all the notes that I took on this document.

  • Basically, I've put all of the notes about the apartments that I visited and then I'm going to visit.

  • In this one document, I put the address how much it costs, how big it is and little photos so I can keep track of everything.

  • The number for the contact person 10 out of 10 would recommend doing this of your apartment hunting, cause I get so anxious if I don't have everything listed out in front of me.

  • I got dinner with David, and I just talked over all of my options. 00:09:55.950 --> 00:10:0.150 The situation is a little complicated right now because they're like times for moving out of our apartments. 00:10:0.150 --> 00:10:10.940 Don't really line up, and we're not like, totally sure if you wanna live together in like six months, he might come live with me or he might not, Which is complicated, because that's like, I don't want to spend too much on a place by myself or have too big a place.

  • But I didn't want to get an apartment that he couldn't move into without talking to him first.

  • I don't know.

  • This is like the real shit that nobody talks about.

  • So I was just about to go to the site of this last department that I saw because I fucking love it.

  • I want to check out with the application is like it through this place called Apartment Equities L C.

  • C.

  • And when I Googled it, the first result that came up was apartments, equities, LCC reviews.

  • I started looking at reviews for this place, and I'm actually kind of concerned because this company seems a little bit sketchy.

  • The woman who I met was so nice, but some of the reviews on Yelp mentioned her specifically and say that she was really nice when she showed the place.

  • But once a submitted an application which cost $44 which is like a little bit high for an application fees, then they kept adding on additional requirements.

  • You have to have a co signer and double the deposit. 00:10:56.080 --> 00:11:4.140 Or they would let you put down a deposit and then end up deciding that they wouldn't let you lease and then keeping your deposit, which is the definition of a scam. 00:11:4.150 --> 00:11:8.780 I also checked out the Better Business Bureau and they have two complaints against them, They explained. 00:11:8.780 --> 00:11:16.110 I was receiving no refund on the $2500 deposit, even though I only occupied the apartment two months and did not incur any damages.

  • So I honestly don't even know if it's worth applying where.

  • I'm just gonna get scammed.

  • I play should do it.

  • I'm never gonna get to see that fireplace again, am I?

  • It is Tuesday, and I thought I would bring you a little update from the apartment front.

  • Honestly, I thought in this video I would be going on more tours by now.

  • I was expecting to have, like three different tour days.

  • I would get to show you guys a bunch of apartments, but I have called every single property on my list.

  • Three separate times left very nice voice mails asking if I could kindly kindly give them thousands of dollars every month in exchange for a place to live.

  • And lo and behold, only two of these motherfuckers called me back. 00:11:58.630 --> 00:12:3.120 The 1st 1 said, Hey, we told them to take down the listing from Zillow because that place already rented. 00:12:3.130 --> 00:12:5.030 The second call I got was from the pink building. 00:12:5.030 --> 00:12:6.470 That one from Zillow that I stalked. 00:12:6.470 --> 00:12:10.360 That I am completely in love with It is quite expensive, but it is a two bedroom with.

  • So there is lots of space.

  • And maybe in the future, David could move in with me.

  • This company requires you to submit an application for pre approval before they even show you the property, which included some background about who I am.

  • A letter from my employer, which I don't have, but I guess I could write my own goddamn letter and my astrological sign.

  • What?

  • I don't even know what my astrological sign is.

  • He just said that one of the partners is into astrology.

  • Like what are you going to do if I'm like a fucking Virgo?

  • Are you just going to say sorry?

  • We're not gonna rent to you?

  • I think that's the definition of red discrimination.

  • Goddamn it!

  • That's all the most L a shit I've ever heard.

  • I thought this apartment hunt was gonna be a lot more fun than it is frustrating.

  • But I am so done with these fucking landlords.

  • So for now I am going to be submitting an application to the studio again.

  • It's a little bit smaller than ideal, but I love the area.

  • The building gave me really good vibes. 00:12:59.660 --> 00:13:6.780 I like the manager, and I think that's all important stuff because I really just do not want to get involved with, like, a scam E or weird landlord. 00:13:6.790 --> 00:13:11.350 And even though you tube is going pretty well now, I think it is