Month: December 2016

  • Finding the Perfect Apartment in Revere

    My husband works as a government contractor and while we maintain a small home in Minnesota, most of our time is spent living for six months to a year or more out-of-state as my husband oversees government building jobs. Our most recent destination was Boston, MA and I was tasked with finding an apartment for rent in Revere MA which is just outside the city of Boston. I prefer to be close to a big city, but am a bit more accustomed to suburban type living myself.

    I work online so location is generally not an issue for me as long as I have access to the Internet, I am able to work, but I do always hope to find a nice place to live wherever my husband happens to be sent. I'm not terribly picky, but do enjoy certain little luxuries that make any place we stay more comfortable and convenient. Proximity to grocery and convenience stores, a nearby coffee shop and gas station all make life perfect for me. My husband enjoys a space where we have great views and can utilize some outdoor space as well.

    I have to say, Revere, MA has been one of my favorite places we have lived so far. We found a wonderful apartment with amenities that rivaled those of places we have stayed and paid twice as much in rent. The neighborhood where we lived was beautiful and we could see the ocean from our apartment. I loved the town, and everywhere I went, I met super friendly people who were willing to give tips and suggestions for great places to eat and historic sites to see. My husband enjoyed the easy commute to Boston where he was working and we spent a lot of time exploring there too. I don't feel this way about too many places we have lived, but Revere is definitely one place I would like to return to if the opportunity arose.

  • An Apartment for Me and Mom

    When my mom told me she was moving to Tennessee, I was really excited when I found out she was moving close to Nashville. She was moving there for work, and I was really happy for her because I knew she had worked hard to get where she is. I also knew that this could be shot at my own dreams too though. I knew that she was looking at apartments in Antioch TN, which is only a quick ride from Nashville. I am a singer/songwriter, and I have had some local success.

    That did not really mean much though if I did not broaden my horizons. I knew moving to Nashville, or at least to a town a few miles outside of it, could be the break I had been looking for. I asked my mom if she would be willing to look at two bedroom apartments if I chipped in on the rent and utilities. Her response really made me smile, because I have the best mom in the world. She told me that she had already applied for and gotten a two bedroom apartment. She had planned on asking me all along to join her there!

    She showed me pictures of the apartments, and I knew that we would really enjoy living there. While i was hoping to spend the majority of my free time in Nashville, it was still nice to think of all the amenities that come along with being a resident at Hickory Trace. There is a pool, tennis courts, a fitness center and so much more, plus the apartment is really nice too! We each have a nice bedroom with a full bath, and the common spaces are large enough that we won't get in each other's way. This is the best move for both of us!

  • Don’t Ignore a Good Deal

    I always get an email in my inbox telling me to click for some money saving deals on energy, and I always move it into the spam folder. These kinds of emails always get on my nerves, because the people who are sending them don't get the hint that no one actually takes the time to read these messages, or in the worst scenario, they're just deleting them. I got tired of clicking on each individual message, so I set up a filter that would automatically move the messages to the spam folder once they were received. My spam folder became so full of them that I just couldn't take it anymore. I clicked one f the messages, and that's when something interesting happened.

    The message took me to a website that showed me a list of companies in my area. All of these companies have the ability to service the homes where I live, which means that I had the option to sign up for any of them at any time, and I didn't even know it. The email was also true to its word, because the companies on the list had pricing plans that were league better than my own plan.

    I did a lot of thinking about what I found, and switched to one of the other companies. I told my neighbors about the website, and a few of them already knew that there were other companies who provide energy in our area. They never mentioned it, and I never asked. We all just assumed that everyone was using the same company for energy. I asked them about any other companies they knew about, and one of them told me about an Internet provider that gives its users a free cell phone, along with free wireless calling, texting, and data.