I moved into this apartment in 2009. It was brand new then. The owners had designed an entire neighborhood with a pool, bike paths, and a nature trail but then the housing market crashed and the building sat empty for months.
Without any cash flow the developers scrambled to rent the available units. The park didn’t get built and neither did the pool or the nature trail. I got the place for half of what they originally wanted. We all did. The amenities were few but it was still a nice place.
The housing market has been steadily improving these last few years. You can tell just by my neighborhood. The nature trail went in and soon after the bike path. Two buildings went up next to mine and were rented at twice what I pay. They are already at 80 percent occupancy and the pool is not even in yet.
My lease is up in June and I expect a large jump in my rent. There is no way I can afford this place any more.
It kind of sucks. I like living here.