When I graduated from college, there were a few things that I was primarily looking for in an apartment: hardwood floors, a dishwasher, and a convenient location. As it turns out, most people are looking for those things and it isn’t super easy to come up with the apartment that you want. The hardwood floors are more of an ambiance thing. It just seems to me that the apartments with hardwood floors are a little bit lighter and make the entire apartment seem to be more spacious. A dishwasher, well because a dishwasher. While everyone says that not having a dishwasher just makes them more active, I can definitely say that that is not the case and for the most part, it just means that people are going to be leaving more and more dishes in the sink until there are too many and it just becomes a bit issue. The other thing that I think is important to keep in mind is that people focus more on the convenience of the situation than on planning ahead. Location is something else entirely.
One of the things about location is that if you are not in the thick of it, I think that you are missing out. When I was planning on where to live, it always occurred to me to look for apartments close to downtown Columbus. That is important to me because I want to be by all of the best restaurants and in an area that I can really get into. Living the suburbs would be difficult because there are just not as many restaurants and there is nowhere near as much going on as in a downtown area. That is why I would absolutely be looking to go somewhere that is close to my office, which is downtown, and invest in that area. With office space in downtown Columbus, Ohio being the way it is – increasing in price considerably – I have to imagine that owning an apartment close to downtown is a really smart move and one that you would have to be convinced not to be a part of. That is part of the reason why I am investing in a place in the Short North Apartments.
The Short North Apartments are close to the downtown area, but are still a reasonable value. With that in mind, I think that they are the perfect place to make an investment of time and money. They are affordable for what they offer and they are in a great location that in my mind will only increase in value. I am excited for all of the opportunities that may involve and hope to be able to possibly get more units and build up my real estate holdings. It’s a great way to make sure that you can increase your wealth, while offering other options to your family should they need a place to live later on. That is my target with the apartment in which I am currently living. It’s a great value.