I found my dream apartment
Welcome to Chapter 2 of my series “Before I am moving out”. Today I want to talk about an apartment that I found out about. And I think that it is my dream apartment.
About 3 weeks ago, I saw an advertisement for a new building in my city. I clicked on the site and I fell in love with the apartments. There are actually two buildings. One is 100 meters and the other 120 meters. I don’t know how many floors there are.
The best thing is, that they have apartments that are in my price range, which is a maximum of €753. I will have one bedroom, which is good for me since I will be living there on my own. Those one-bedroom apartments will be on the 1st to 9th floor.
I really want this apartment so bad. I am manifesting it. I am thinking about it every single day. I even made a vision board. Every day I am visualizing how I will be living there. And of course, I am checking my email 100 times a day to see if there are any updates. The buildings aren’t finished yet. They are currently working on the top of the buildings. They say that we will be able to move in in the first or second quarter of 2022. I personally think that it will be in de second quarter. So, no I am not moving out right now. My series that I just started isn’t ending yet.
On the website, there is a map of what my apartment probably will look like. Of course, all apartments are not the same. Next week the apartment finder will go live and we will be able to see what each apartment looks like. I am so excited about that.
The location is also perfect. To go to work I just have to take the metro and sit in there for about 30 minutes. There is a lot of public transportation. The supermarkets and stores are also on a good distance. I might go to another gym, but I will have to think about that.
Of course, I want to be prepared, before the apartments go live. So I made a list of the things that I want:
- I want to live on the 5th, 6th, or 7th floor
- I want my windows to face the west side
- I prefer a corner apartment, but that’s not a must
On Friday the 22nd I will have my list of preferences ready. I will probably have to make a top 3 or top 5 list. If I can select as many apartments that I want, I am just going to select all the apartments on the west side of the 5th,6th, and 7th floor.
I don’t know when we will be able to actually apply for the apartments. I signed up for the newsletter, so I will get an e-mail when that’s possible. I hope that it will be in a week after the apartments are online. It has to be at least in October.
Now, there’s only one big question and that is “Will I meet the financial requirement?”.
When you are renting an apartment in The Netherland, your salary has to be 2,5x, 3x, or 4 times the rent.
My monthly salary is €2.050. If the requirement is 2,5 times the rent there is no problem. If the requirement is 3 times the rent, I will have to ask for a raise. I will need a salary of at least €2.260. I am sure that they will give that to me. But if the requirement is 4 times the rent, I can forget about it. I will need a €3.000 salary and they are never going to give me a €1.000 raise.
I need to know the requirements as soon as possible so that I can ask for a raise as soon as possible. I want to talk to my boss and explain the situation. Luckily I already told him about it. He just bought a new house himself and he was wondering how my hunt was going. If I don’t know the requirements before November 15th. I will just go and ask for a raise because I can’t wait any longer. I need to give my boss a heads up on time so that he can talk to the higher people.
You know what? I might even make a budget. So I can be like “This is why I need this amount of money”.
I need a little bit more time to think about my strategy.
In the next chapter, I will either give you an update about the apartment, or I will talk about the raise that I asked for. I am only going to give an update about the apartment if it’s interesting of course. And I won’t let you wait that long of course. In case there is an interesting update, you can expect a post on October 31st. Or else, the next chapter will be in November.
This is all I have for today. Like always, thank you for your precious time and until next time!
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