My First Housing Decision
For my first housing decision, I was newly married and still in college looking for an apartment. Budget was top of mind, followed by location. We decided on the upper unit of a duplex at 216 29th Avenue, next to a welding shop and the Salvation Army. The floors sloped so much, you had to rotate the plate to keep the gravy near the potatoes. Rent was less than half the rate of most others. It was comfortable and we stayed until the city tore it down. I always remember, everyone has a limit to what they can or should spend, and that people are more important than the property they choose.