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Interim housing for the upper middle class. Posted On: 6/5/2010 5:20:44 PM
I have lived in various cities from North East to South and now West. I am compelled to relocate to California in less than a month by virtue of marriage.
One thing I have come to confront is renting an apartment. Somehow I find it funny that the society does not make provisions for the upper middle class to save money on rent when temporal accommodation is needed. I find that good moderately priced apartments are outside the reach of this category of people except ofcourse the seniors. We find a 2 bed apartment for about $785/month. I get excited and apply only to be deflated by the news that we aren’t qualified. Why? because we earn above the expected income bracket! So the search continues….
Another abhorrent occurrence is the fact that most apartments have rooms that are quite small, and then the really crazy part is that most houses have just one bath. I would expect the standard to be 1.5bath. This creates some level of privacy when a visitor needs to use your bathroom.
It just appears that the only time one can enjoy living is by paying through the nose for spacious condos and ofcourse having a house built to your taste.
What makes the society think that people that rent apartments go with buses need to have shopping complexes around the corner and ofcourse a highway within an arm’s length. You can find a couple in the upper middle class renting an apartment as a stop-gap to building credit for their home purchase. The society need to re-orient its outlook to also cater for these categories of people.