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Those of you who live/have lived in an apartment complex...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by imjustagirl2, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Can you please google some of them, with the apartment name and city, and click on any links from www.apartmentratings.com? I haven't seen anything on there rated over about 40 percent, and nearly all the comments are things like 'I almost died!' or 'It took 17 months to fix my tub from overflowing!'

    I want to know if the places I'm looking at are really the death traps the reviews on there seem to say, and the only way to know is to see if you guys have had similar experiences to what people are saying on there about the places you've lived.

    I really hope that makes sense.
     
  2. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    I'm having a blaaaaaaaast reading about my neighborhood. I rent a privately owned condo in my complex. But two driveways up the street, owned by the same company are the rentals, and from this person....

    This is for the place right across the street from me, which is actually closer than the place mentioned above:

    Of course, I kinda like where I live. Yeah, I do see drug dealers out on the street, but I live back away from the street and it isn't too bad really. I kind of laughed at some of these reviews though.
     
  3. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Of all the places I've lived, only one of them is reviewed.

    And it gets rightfully savaged.
     
  4. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Have used that site but don't put a lot of stock into it. Almost always negative, and makes me wonder how whiny/demanding some people are.
     
  5. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    F_H, those places sound like parties compared to this review of a place I visited today that I actually really really really liked. Then again, it was 1 p.m.

    And

     
  6. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    I last lived in an apartment 7 years ago. Just looked to see what they were saying about the place. 3 out of the 9 that posted comments recommended it (33%). Most of the comments were about some aspects of the place falling into a slight state of disrepair since I moved out. In some parts of the country I don't know how many people know about a site like this or that would take the time to post about a positive experience. For instance I know with the one I used to live in, 9 people posted comments out of the 100-150 units there are in the complex. So its a sample size of less than 10%.
     
  7. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    The place I lived in my new town had comments like those and they were true. I ripped that place a new on that site. Great site that I found out about through SportsJournalists.com.
     
  8. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    If you're concerned about the safety of the neighborhood, go to the police station and ask for a printout of the crime reports for your street (or cross street) for the last few months. They'll either do it for free or charge $10-$15, but its a good way of knowing how safe the neighborhood is.
     
  9. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    I didn't know you could do that, EStreet. I was just going to ask our news side if they could help.
     
  10. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    I did it about 12 years ago when I moved into an apartment. I wasn't sure about the neighborhood and went to the station and asked if I could get the police reports on the street for the last x months. 99% of it was for motor vehicle issues (speeding, not stopping at the stop sign, parking illegally, etc.).
     
  11. WazzuGrad00

    WazzuGrad00 Guest

    Plus, safety seems to be the nuclear option after the landlord didn't come running when a tenant plugs up a toilet at 3 a.m.
     
  12. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member

    The last one I lived at actually got a 66% rating (only a handful of people had rated it). It was a decent place.
     
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