strategic housing choice

strategic housing choice

Want to stump a leasing agent? Ask them what direction the unit they are trying to rent, faces.

One of my first questions besides price? Direction of course. During a recent apartment search, when I asked, “Does the unit face north or south?” I got deer-in-headlights, absolute terror filled look as if the agent just witnessed a train-wreck and they were still in shock or something. (I think at one point one of the many agents I spoke to made up a direction they were so confused.)

Compasses for all this holiday season!

This Vermont girl (who often still wonders why the stork dropped her off in the green mountains instead of the Bahamas) needs sunlight and warm to survive, just like a plant, so obviously I am going to ask about direction. After giving up on getting my north, south, east, west question answered, I just made multiple appointments for viewings until I scored and signed on the line for a spot that gets a happy sunrise:

Fall sunrise in Charlotte

…afternoon blazing sun- even through big strips of clouds:

Fall afternoon clouds in Charlotte

Fall afternoon clouds in Charlotte

…and a pretty clean and clear sunset:

Fall sunrise in Charlotte

It might sound crazy that I passed up a city skyline view to opt in for no skyline and all day blinding southern sun, but I did and I love every minute of the warmth that beams in as I lay in bed in the morning all snuggled up, or on the living room floor as I read or type away on a chilly fall afternoon. (I also have this sky/cloud obsession thing ever since living in Chicago- so lets just say my current home is my “happy place” for more reasons than one.)

What direction do you face?

#OperationCharlotte #VermontGirlInLoveWithSun #Sky #Clouds.

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