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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Did you just say bed bugs?

I began my search for a new home. And its really not easy. By home, I mean a one and half apartment. The place where I live in is great, but my rent is $610 and they are looking forward to increase it of $10 extra and I am very mad. I don't have a very huge place, the balcony barely have enough place to put a chair on it and the apartment by itself is not huge and I have a old cooker, the wardrobe is small... See what I mean?

But the place is quiet and I am close to everything, including work. I don't have to travel using the bus and the metro each morning, and that's very precious to me. I could take the $10 rent increase, but it doesn't seem to be very fair to me, especially that I never had paid my rent late and I stayed there for many years now. But each and single years, the f rent increase. STOP.

So today, I place a few calls. I had a $540 one and a half located in Lafontaine Park, but the f owner, lol wasn't willing to make me visit during the evening or during the weekend, even after explaining that I was working during the day. Isn't a good sign that I work during daytime? It actually mean that I have money to actually pay the f rent every single month. So why is the owner isn't smart enough to  make me visit? I decided to pass on that one. What a f moron!!!!

Seem like there's a lot of F@CK LOVE already? YOU ARE NOT READY TO READ WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT. LIKE F NOT!!!!!!

LOL

Ok, so here we go. You can only read following the : ONLY if you don't suffer from the heart or something like it.

Ready honey? OK now. LET'S GO.

So I place a few calls today, and one place it was close to the metro Laurier, it was $470. GOOD DEAL. But oh... wait. SOMETHING was wrong.

I call the number in the add to ask if it was still available. the lady who answered said it was going to be available on August 16th for visits. I was about to hang up when she said WAIT, I have something that I need to tell you. Do you know that in Montreal, bed bugs are a problem? I answered, well, I am in Montreal right now. She said: Well, i have to tell you this, we have bed bugs and we have exterminator coming every months for bed bugs and coquerelle (check that work in an English-French dictionary for me please ok). Before hanging dead on her, I said: Thank you very much for letting me know.

Do I really need to comment on this?

Following my day at work, I also went for a visit. I had an appointment at 18 h 30. I was there on time, but the guy was already with someone. The stairs were dirty, as well as the walls. Right there, it was a no-no for me. I try to call the guy on the number I got, but I only hit the voicemail. I could hear the guy with a girl and  the girl seem to be very interested. I could tell that the apartment was tiny tall without even going in. I could tell just by looking at the stairs. I heard the guy asking the girl what was she doing as work blabla. The man seem to be nice, but I never saw his face and I didn't visit any apartment this evening.

I have another appointment for another place tomorrow. Looking around for a place to rent is not easy work. I thing i may even prefer to stay in my current hole lol.

Or is the Dividend Girl going to be homeless? Want to take me in? It won't cost you a damn penny.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

just pay the $10 more. If you were the landlord you probably will raise it by $20.

Anonymous said...

A monthly rent increase of $10.00 is reasonable; it's less than the 2% inflation rate.

pattirose said...

it's only $10. a month and it's nice to to be able to walk to work and everywhere else, no?

Christine said...

Wow bed bugs.. nice. ;)

Anonymous said...

For someone that invest in the stock market, you seem a little clueless. A 10$ increase in rent is minor. Rent just like most other expenses increases because of inflation. If your salary don't increase to follow the increase in inflation than you make less money. When your dividend increases, you don't necessarily have more money, you just make more to cover the increase in living expenses. That's why you have to invest in company that increases their dividend every year and not in company that cuts it. If the dividend is increased every year, it will help you pay your increase in rent, food, transportation, clothes, etc... but not necessarily have more money left over.

Anonymous said...

You used margin to invest in companies like Kinross, Barrick, Sprott, First Majestic Silver, Just Energy, Encana, Horizon Gold, Canfor Pulp, Heroux, Chorus Aviation, Data Group, Colabor, Pengrowth, only to see some of these companies cut their dividend and lose half of their value. You would be farther ahead without any margin and without investing in those risky companies. In your case having a margin has not helped you get better returns but has contributed to increase your losses all the while that stock markets have been increasing in the last 5 years.

Anonymous said...

I don't mean to hurt you, you are getting old. Look for a working guy for life partner rather than looking for an apartment. Lots of guys out there, they willing to do anything for girls.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sunny!
Moving is such a pain in the a!! If you like your current apartment at all, I recommend that you stay. Your rent increase is only 1.6% and you can afford it. I suggest you move only when you are looking to make some big changes in your life since the hassle is not worth it. I moved to a condo 3 years ago and my mail is STILL not getting to me. No idea where it is being delivered. YIKES!
Best wishes,
MG

Anonymous said...

Dear Sunny,
Save yourself a ton of time and trouble and pay the rent $10 more. It's worth it to avoid the hassle.
Look what you have been through already, then think about moving, furniture, and so on.

Anonymous said...

Rents go up for lots of reasons...There cost of heating or lighting the building, their property taxes, landscape charges and the like.

At a apartment I had in another province my rent went from 595 to 662 in 3 years.

If your current landlord is not a slum lord then I would not bother moving.

Anonymous said...

You used margin to invest in companies like Kinross, Barrick, Sprott, First Majestic Silver, Just Energy, Encana, Horizon Gold, Canfor Pulp, Heroux, Chorus Aviation, Data Group, Colabor, Pengrowth, only to see some of these companies cut their dividend and lose half of their value. You would be farther ahead without any margin and without investing in those risky companies. In your case having a margin has not helped you get better returns but has contributed to increase your losses all the while that stock markets have been increasing in the last 5 years.

Anonymous said...

$10 per month X 12 months = $120. How many hours have you spent looking for an apartment and how many more will you spend moving. All for $120. You could get an extra shift at work or one weekend shift to cover that.

 

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