Aside from getting a good job and getting a girlfriend, keeping an apartment that says you have graduated from frat houses differentiates grown-up men from big boys. After all, young professionals renting condos and apartments need to get their crap together - and we are not only talking about rent money here.
Renting an apartment means that you no longer have to mow your own lawn or shovel snow. In addition, you also don't have to pay for real estate taxes or pay for house repair; your landlord will be the one to take care of that. However, despite these advantages, renting an apartment comes with its own disadvantages.
A trend began to appear - the properties that were listed the longest tended to be un-let for a reason. This meant that we had to constantly keep on refreshing our search engines to keep updated with the latest properties that hit the market. Those that were even slightly worth their salt went instantly.
Last month, my Mum and I caught the train from Manchester to Edinburgh for a girls break to celebrate her 65th birthday. After a comfortable journey in first class, taking just over three hours, we arrived in Edinburgh at lunchtime and took a short five minute cab ride to The Chester Residence, where we were staying for two nights.