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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Translating architectural forms: more for you housing seekers!

This is another piece of advice that international students and folks from warmer climes often forget to consider....

If you are interested in a 1st floor apartment (ground floor) always ask if there is a basement or if the apartment is right on the cold earth! If you have a basement, heating prices can be affordable. Sometimes there is even a furnace beneath the unit (and that is good!). However, if your unit is not above a basement and rests upon a slab of concrete that is right on the ground, you can expect to pay HIGH prices for heating in the winter. Around 150/month, at least...

So, something to consider! We believe the first floor apartments at Colonial Village are an example of units without a basement below... We have to confirm that, though... Someone let us know!


  • At 11:29 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    oh my go! I have to share this one! A friend of mine is looking for a spot. She found a 2 room apartment on 85 North Whitney street for 590 and another for 675 (same building). Punchline: one of the rooms is the bathroom!!!!!! Are these people out of their minds? 2 room apartment is an apartment with 2 rooms AND a bathroom!!!! ahahahaaahahhaaa! Amherst landlords are too much!

  • At 11:47 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    2 room apartment including the bathroom! lol!
    These people are cRaZy! next thing: a closet is a room!
    I have 1 room studio and with my 2 kitchen cabinets, 7 room!


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