spiritchrysalis: (ChoreWars)
TL;DR Version:
One bedroom opening in beautiful apartment in heart of Porter Square. All residents friendly, responsible, fun and geeky! Rent ranges from $650/month to $900/month based on bedroom size, and is up for negotiation. Move-in date some time between July 1 and September 1, possibly with some flexibility if that's helpful! Link to pictures included.

Please feel free to point others at this page! We'd prefer people we know if at all possible.

Click through for more. Come live with us! )
spiritchrysalis: (ChoreWars)
Edit: [livejournal.com profile] ab3nd has found a subletter. Thanks!

Are you looking for an apartment, or know someone who is?

Is cost-effectiveness important to you? Say, $500 a month without utility split?

Are you looking for ease to public transit, like right on the corner of a frequently running bus line?

Would you enjoy living with a friendly, open-minded, introverted geek?

If so, I have your apartment!

My boyfriend [livejournal.com profile] ab3nd is looking for a housemate to take the place of the grad school/lab subletter as of 2/5 (or as close to that as possible). His place is pretty cool too; it's in Belmont a bit past BCOS for those who know it, right at the corner of a very regularly running bus line. If I was available and he were similarly inclined, I'd consider the space!

Here's a chunk from his Craigslist ad. If you're interested, comment here and I'll put you two in touch. (You can also try to contact him via LJ, but I would not consider that a reliable method.)

Craigslist listing below! )
spiritchrysalis: (pebkac! (help desk / IT))
As of a couple hours ago, this post was going to be very different. Now, it's a summary of my Better Business Bureau complaint, and public.




Primary Nature of your Complaint: Failure to honor a repair estimate or agreement

Tell Us About Your Problem:
When All Seasons Home Remodeling came to repair our closet, I outlined the repairs I wished to have made in clear, simple detail. The repairs were as follows: 1) reflooring the closet floor with new, finished/varnished/smooth floorboards, 2) removing the broken wood closet pole supports, 3) adding a sturdy metal pole with supporting metal flanges, and 4) sealing and covering the hole in the ceiling with something waterproofed and professional looking as it looked up into the house insulation. I reviewed these repairs with Gary Mercer, their lead contractor, at the time and had them confirmed.

When one of his supporting contractors, Barry, came to perform the repair, his impression of the work required was quite different. It was confirmed that he received this list of repairs directly from Gary. He believed the repairs were as follows: 1) covering or "patching" the loose and broken floorboards with half inch unfinished plywood, 2) adding a wooden dowel as a closet pole, supported by metal flanges and brackets, and 3) covering the hole in the ceiling with more plywood without any waterproofing. The removal of the broken wood closet pole supports was not addressed.

Over the course of approximately an hour, as each of these discrepancies were made clear, phone calls were made by Barry (the on-site contractor) to Gary (the lead contractor), and by myself to Joannie (the receptionist/admin/dispatcher -- unsure of her formal title) and my landlord. Before I continue, I would like to make it clear that Barry and Joannie themselves acted with the utmost professionalism; Barry started showing me the provided materials and waited to perform work until he would hear from his boss, and Joannie stayed in contact with me throughout and assisted with much of the communication to Gary, offering her profuse apologies. As of the last set of phone calls, Gary was on his way back with a metal closet pole and finished floorboards, and wanted to talk to me briefly before commencing work to make sure we were all on the same page. Barry left to perform work at another site nearby, indicating that he would likely be back once Gary and I had spoken, indicating that the floorboard and closet pole work was "an easy job" and would only take a few hours.

After waiting an hour for Gary to arrive, I called Joannie to find out his estimated time of arrival. She called him to find out and called me back, stating that Gary had declined the job without informing her or me, effectively stating that it was too much hassle and that he didn't think I would be satisfied with the work "with all the changes I wanted," placing the blame for the difference in work expectations solidly on my shoulders. He also added that he had to pay Barry for an hour of work despite him not doing anything, necessitated by him having to wait to receive clear orders from Gary. Joannie was incredibly apologetic and said that she thought Gary -- who she now confided was her brother -- was not behaving appropriately, stating, "Oh, there are things I want to tell him too, believe me." She offered to make one more phone call to persuade him, which I accepted, but called me back to inform me that his decision was, sadly, final.
spiritchrysalis: (Default)
Singularity is looking for three people to fill out the remainder of the apartment. Read below!

More about the apartment. )
spiritchrysalis: (RigelFedora)
I should make it clear that the houseguest logic puzzle that was endemic to the apartment this year has not been an issue in prior years. It was due to a combination of a longstanding and unresolved difficulty between myself and a frequent visitor of the house, and living with an ex. If you or someone you know would be interested but is otherwise hesitant due to this, come talk with me about it!

Thanks!
spiritchrysalis: (RigelFedora)
My wonderful boyfriend [livejournal.com profile] ab3nd is losing his spiffy housemate some time in the next couple of months (the bedroom will be available between January 1, February 1 and March 1). Rent is $450, not counting utilities. The landlord is pretty chill and understanding, from what I know. The apartment is in Belmont, but pretty conveniently located therein. No pets, sadly, and caution in the communal environment if you spend a lot of time around cats; I'm very allergic.

A thing to note, though I'm not altogether sure of this: Ab3nd is a major introvert. I'm pretty sure he's not looking for someone who's planning on having big social gatherings at the apartment a lot of the time.

More information below the link. Come live with my boyfriend! He's awesome.

(Signal boosting welcome. The more responses to choose from, the better.)

Details on the apartment. )
spiritchrysalis: (ShadowGirls)
To whom it may concern:

Our apartment, Event Horizon, has no home phone service at the moment. If you need us, please call our respective cellphone numbers; I think [livejournal.com profile] rhya is going out and getting a new one tonight.

Thanks!

[livejournal.com profile] contradictacat
[livejournal.com profile] rhya
The Awesome New(ish) Guy
and Me
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Invisible Housemate is likely moving out. Know anyone who's looking for a place to live as of September? Contact us here! (Or, y'know, over e-mail.)

Click here for more details. )
spiritchrysalis: (Default)
Time, the second floor apartment I live in, is looking for one more housemate for September 1! Do you know anyone who's still looking? If so, please direct them this way! Rent will likely be around $800/mo.

More information about the apartment below. )
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Addendum: While I appreciate the supportive posts about finding people, I'll be removing them so people skimming don't think there's more interest in the apartment than there actually is.

So I'm wondering if there's anyone out there that's looking to move to the Porter Square area. I'm still considering the possibility of staying in this great Porter Square apartment if I can find others amenable; it's a heck of a lot more convenient for me, and this apartment is amazing, especially considering the price.

The place consists of:
- A fairly large living room and dining room connected by two large sliding doors (real wood with a latch built into the walls, not some flimsy add-on job)
- A HUGE kitchen with a recent model gas stove and a dishwasher
- A reasonably well-sized bathroom with new toilet
- Four bedrooms of varying sizes (two on the HUGE end, one on the smallish end, one on the small end)
- A free washer/dryer in the basement
- Plenty of storage space

In addition, the place is run by an astounding landlord who is kind, sane, smart and cares a lot about his tenants. So much so, in fact, that he's offering any group I bring in personally a notable discount on the year's rent (he's keeping it basically the same price we paid last year for us, but raising it for others to make up for a loss in the previous year.) We're an extremely simple seven-minute walk from the T, and that's walking slowly. We're convenient to the 24-hour Shaw's and CVS without feeling like we're living in a shopping complex; we live on a quiet, tree-lined street just off of Elm Street, the first street past the Porter Shopping Mall.

This is all available for the remarkably low (for its area) rent of just over $750.00 per person. (I think the total rent if I stay is something like $3070. If not, it leaps up considerably.)

In addition, if you were to live here you would have use of any of the furniture I already provide as well as a complete entertainment system with PSII, XBox and Wii. I am generally an open-minded, friendly, sociable and geeky person to live with who thinks of herself as being very responsible when it comes to paying bills and pretty middle-of-the-road when it comes to cleaning.

But to do this, I'll need to move soon. This place is remarkably underpriced for its area and condition and will likely be rented out from under us in a few weeks. If you're interested, please let me know soon? *smile*

Unfortunately, we cannot take pets or children. I would also prefer no smokers; if you were to live here, you would be requested to smoke outside a bit of a distance from the house, not just on the porches. Whether we have two or three bedrooms available depends on whether [livejournal.com profile] tiurin commits to another location before we find people. If he stays, we have one large and one small bedroom available. If he doesn't, we have one large, one smallish and one small bedroom available.

Thanks!

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