APARTMENT HUNTING IN LA (a strugglebus saga)

  • Published: 21 February 2019
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    Come apartment hunting with me in Los Angeles! It’s been a dream of mine since I was a kid to have my own cute little apartment and I’m finally moving! Ahh! In this vlog, I take y’all on a couple apartment tours of cozy studios and vintage one bedrooms in Fairfax and Carthay Square (aka mid-city LA). I cover the apartment hunting and application process from start to finish, including the cost of rent, LA neighborhoods, tips on staying organized, and scammy apartment companies.

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  • bestdressed
    bestdressed   9 months back

    hope this video was helpful! :) in case you’re about to embark on your own apartment hunting journey, here are some lessons i learned:
    - the cheapest (and some of the coolest) apartments aren’t listed online
    - you have to call like 600 apartments to get one call back
    - research your property management company / landlord to make sure they’re reliable
    - i did end up finding out that i had a credit score in the upper 700’s (i’ve been paying for the utilities for my current apartment for 8 months but it finally just showed up on my credit score in mid February for some reason) and i think that helped a lot on my application
    - spend a couple days exploring neighborhoods! most youtubers just talk about santa monica and downtown, but there’s so many cool spots in between! fairfax is my personal fav in terms of architecture and walkability, but koreatown and echo park are great more affordable options (you can find a studio for $1000-1300)

    • Nauttiee
      Nauttiee  4 months back

      Omg you're lucky I'm still trying to find an apartment

    • Imran Khalaf
      Imran Khalaf  7 months back

      The golf store is on fairfax

    • Piggiemushroom
      Piggiemushroom  7 months back

      totally agree with the first one, I got my apartment because my friend happened to meet someone looking to rent out a brand newly renovated apartment to students but hadn't posted anything anywhere yet. She told me and we ended up being the only people he showed it to and we got it!

    • Bruh
      Bruh  7 months back

      Pls pls pls invest with some security system. I'm afraid you might get stalked.

    • Savanna ‘
      Savanna ‘  7 months back

      Anna Keita 😂😅

  • Silvana Zaya
    Silvana Zaya  1 weeks back

    someone do a god damn count thanks ✌🏽

    • momopsl
      momopsl  2 weeks back

      the way that its 8 months later and we never got the apartment makeover video

      • Sarah Myers
        Sarah Myers  2 weeks back

        "But holy shit, I was reversed catfished" LOL

        • Alexandra Sophia
          Alexandra Sophia  2 weeks back

          So fun to see this!! I am also moving to LA so this was helpful! ✨🧡
          I just posted my version of apartment hunting in LA in my channel!

          • Island Watcher
            Island Watcher  3 weeks back

            Kinda funny seeing that the open house that she stumbled upon became her apartment

            • Leah Mock
              Leah Mock  3 weeks back

              when u know which one is hers from future vids

              • Mikayla Marie Bolilia
                Mikayla Marie Bolilia  4 weeks back

                Ashley: *says she doesn't want to pay too much for an apartment*
                Me: so about those dr. martens, overpriced jeans, and white t-shirt that called me broke...?!

                • Michelle xo
                  Michelle xo  4 weeks back

                  In Canada you dont need a verifiable income for a credit card 😂

                  • Arlette Cambron
                    Arlette Cambron  4 weeks back

                    I’ve been on an Ashley binge for the past three days to feel more productive

                    • Evelyn Xie
                      Evelyn Xie  1 months back

                      dang she said you could fit a whole bed in the closet and im pretty sure she actually sleeps there now

                      • wen
                        wen  1 months back

                        I’m a new follower, and I just watch couple video before this, so I found it so coincidental that you lived in an apartment you seen a open house out of plan. It just seem like the universe want you there🤣 2:25

                        • Maggie Ruggiero
                          Maggie Ruggiero  1 months back

                          “Yeah so I’ll probably hit you guys with an apartment makeover video in like a month and a half” - New Apartment Makeover-less Subscriber 8 Months Later

                          • charlotte fung
                            charlotte fung  1 months back

                            Now i want a room makeover

                            • 0GallifreyGirl0
                              0GallifreyGirl0  1 months back

                              BF and I are apartment hunting, but am terrified of applying because I work part time for minimum wage and can't find a better job. Also no credit score because I own my car outright and think credit cards are of the devil XDXD

                              • Zenxin Gua
                                Zenxin Gua  1 months back

                                it's funny how the apartment she lives in is the one she stumbled upon

                                • Toast Parrot
                                  Toast Parrot  2 months back

                                  *month and a half* aha...ha

                                  • Grace Lau
                                    Grace Lau  2 months back

                                    Girl YES 1650 looks like such a winner! Im so invested in this how did I get invested in a 20 year olds apartment hunt *furiously searches for makeover video*
                                    PS go bruins!

                                    • MontcomHorror
                                      MontcomHorror  2 months back

                                      Maybe he wanted your boyfriend there for security. Ever think he might be afraid of bs claims??? They do happen, Boo. Also, he might've wanted to see what he is like before renting to you to see what kind of shit show he might have to deal with in the future.

                                      • Oliwia Lidzka
                                        Oliwia Lidzka  2 months back

                                        12:29 Ashley, you're a Taurus

                                        • Val Masters
                                          Val Masters  2 months back

                                          ayo i recognize a prius interior!!!

                                          • Chocolettino
                                            Chocolettino  2 months back

                                            How is the rent so high? 😳

                                            • prx axis
                                              prx axis  2 months back

                                              ashley ur a taurus haha

                                              • fiolilo
                                                fiolilo  2 months back

                                                I do not get the credit card/score system in America.
                                                I've had a credit card since I was like 17 or 18..?

                                                • Yellow Asian Banana
                                                  Yellow Asian Banana  2 months back

                                                  "and I will see you with an apartment makeover video, in probably, like, a month and a half!"
                                                  good one, ashley

                                                  • Kitty Vu
                                                    Kitty Vu  2 months back

                                                    It's been about half a year, Ashley. You might move to the East Coast in February, Ashley.

                                                    • Smith Js
                                                      Smith Js  2 months back

                                                      ..Barbecue with non-existent friend lol! You are so funny.

                                                      • M E
                                                        M E  2 months back

                                                        i relate to the part where she mentioned she hides the most important details about herself from her parents, growing up with strict parents is tough hehe

                                                        • GHALA
                                                          GHALA  2 months back

                                                          your zodaic sign is taurus babe

                                                          • trevor sode
                                                            trevor sode  2 months back

                                                            LMAO no wonder more and more people are leaving California every year. Who the fuck wants to pay a fortune for a tiny, mediocre apartment in a city that is overcrowded and dirty 🤣

                                                            • OceaneDevOps
                                                              OceaneDevOps  3 months back

                                                              HOW MUCH?? $1200 for a student room in an apartment with 2 roommates?
                                                              LA is wild crazy man

                                                              • mariel ramirez
                                                                mariel ramirez  3 months back

                                                                Found myself binging your videos.

                                                                • JustinHit
                                                                  JustinHit  3 months back

                                                                  Your credit check is the amount of subscribers you have on youtube.

                                                                  • Abigail Angevine
                                                                    Abigail Angevine  3 months back

                                                                    We love a queen who will be even later to her 1:00 appointment after 1 so that she can talk to a camera without disobeying road laws.

                                                                    • Deandra Vallejos
                                                                      Deandra Vallejos  3 months back

                                                                      watching this after watching 50 other videos caused of a bit of an anticlimax. As soon as I saw the apartment i knew which one it was.

                                                                      • Barbora Kárníková
                                                                        Barbora Kárníková  3 months back

                                                                        Woah girl, I'm glad that I've got where to live in the city my uni's in and all because it was a major STRUGGLE.. However rn I'm just calculating and that's like 28k in my currency for an apartment omggg, and that was just the one you were moving out from, like bruh

                                                                        • Kathy Qu
                                                                          Kathy Qu  3 months back

                                                                          is been six months now

                                                                          • Lauryn Stewart
                                                                            Lauryn Stewart  3 months back

                                                                            Lmaooo they asked for her SIGN

                                                                            • BELA S.
                                                                              BELA S.  3 months back

                                                                              13:32 sbhjsnjn the golden hour glow is--

                                                                              • Jessica Ramos
                                                                                Jessica Ramos  3 months back

                                                                                LMAO the astrological sign killed me

                                                                                • chicken nuggz
                                                                                  chicken nuggz  3 months back

                                                                                  Im a girl but I understand why the landlord wanted your boyfriend around , alot of men are scared to get accused of sexual assault so they rather have a man around for witness i know it sucks ! But my cousins do the same they rather not be alone with women because they dont wanna get me too’d cuz some women have lied about that shit its a small percentage but it still exists.

                                                                                  • Kirstine Thygesen
                                                                                    Kirstine Thygesen  3 months back

                                                                                    what kind of tablet is that at 9:35?

                                                                                    • Kyra Norman
                                                                                      Kyra Norman  3 months back

                                                                                      Your channel literally everything I need to know for this stage of my life rn

                                                                                      • Paula Abad
                                                                                        Paula Abad  3 months back

                                                                                        you can rent a mansion in my country for more or less 3k a fkg month. damn la is expensive

                                                                                        • BTS PAVED THE WAY
                                                                                          BTS PAVED THE WAY  3 months back

                                                                                          Wow and I was saying it's cheap as hell cause I live in a $6700 apartment 😧😧

                                                                                      • Andrea Alba
                                                                                        Andrea Alba  3 months back

                                                                                        ahhhhhh 2 freakin millllll

                                                                                        • merryna16
                                                                                          merryna16  3 months back

                                                                                          Lol astrological sign 😂😂😂

                                                                                          • anna banana
                                                                                            anna banana  3 months back

                                                                                            if your parents don’t know about your yt channel, then where do they think your income is from

                                                                                            • anna banana
                                                                                              anna banana  1 months back

                                                                                              Z ouuu i see, thank youu. i apologize for my question making 0 sense LMFAO

                                                                                            • Z
                                                                                              Z  1 months back

                                                                                              Nim Ble they think she still edits other youtubers videos like the sorry girls

                                                                                          • Lucy
                                                                                            Lucy  3 months back

                                                                                            What kind of iPad is that