When I was searching for a new apartment, I was overwhelmed by the places to choose from and how competitive it was.
Despite having hundreds of apartments available, there were a lot of other people trying to find an apartment as well and things were tense.
I would see an apartment I loved only for it to be rented to someone else before the day was even over! At one point, I felt like I was grasping at straws and simply trying to get anything because I was running out of time. I ended up getting an apartment that was small but in a good area. As I was moving in, I discovered things that I hadn’t noticed before. The floors throughout the apartment were heated! The landlord had completely renovated the apartment a few years prior and she had radiant heat added underneath the floors as a luxurious touch. She knew that her children would live in the apartment one day, which was why she made a pricey investment to add the radiant flooring. This was extremely lucky for me. The city where I was living experienced rough winters, so the radiant heated flooring would be a nice touch. I knew I couldn’t afford to keep the heat on all day long, but it would be really nice to feel the warmth on some of the coldest, bitterest days. I really lucked out with this apartment because I don’t know anyone else with radiant flooring in their apartments within my budget.