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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Comments • 2 741

  • bestdressed
    bestdressed   6 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  1 months back

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

    • Imran Khalaf
      Imran Khalaf  4 months back

      The golf store is on fairfax

    • Piggiemushroom
      Piggiemushroom  5 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  5 months back

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

    • Savanna ‘
      Savanna ‘  5 months back

      Anna Keita 😂😅

  • Lauryn Stewart
    Lauryn Stewart  5 hours back

    Lmaooo they asked for her SIGN

    • BELA S.
      BELA S.  8 hours back

      13:32 sbhjsnjn the golden hour glow is--

      • Jessica Ramos
        Jessica Ramos  1 days back

        LMAO the astrological sign killed me

        • chicken nuggz
          chicken nuggz  5 days 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  5 days back

            what kind of tablet is that at 9:35?

            • Kyra Norman
              Kyra Norman  7 days back

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

              • Paula Abad
                Paula Abad  7 days back

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

                • Andrea Alba
                  Andrea Alba  1 weeks back

                  ahhhhhh 2 freakin millllll

                  • merryna16
                    merryna16  1 weeks back

                    Lol astrological sign 😂😂😂

                    • Nim Ble
                      Nim Ble  1 weeks back

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

                      • Lucy
                        Lucy  1 weeks back

                        What kind of iPad is that

                        • Danny Nguyen
                          Danny Nguyen  1 weeks back

                          1b 1bath for 1850 is so fucking stupid

                          • Ella Stern
                            Ella Stern  2 weeks back

                            you sound like Safyia Nygaard

                            • mikassa louna
                              mikassa louna  2 weeks back

                              I am doing a Ashely marathon waiting for her 2 million reaction video

                              • Hannah
                                Hannah  2 weeks back

                                how did you graduate so early??

                                • U Lexi
                                  U Lexi  2 weeks back

                                  What does astrological signs have to do with renting a house???

                                  • Amelia James
                                    Amelia James  2 weeks back

                                    BaHAHAH THE ZODIAC REQUIREMENT SHAHSHJ

                                    • Miwa Nahro
                                      Miwa Nahro  2 weeks back

                                      I'm offended why does everyone have problems with virgos!? 🤔

                                      • Katarzyna Wysocka
                                        Katarzyna Wysocka  2 weeks back

                                        Did i undertstood well - 1200^2 meters? Please tell me, because I can't believe it. I know its USA, but in Poland we usually live in houses not bigger than 200 m^2, 1200 would be enormous!

                                        • Nomango
                                          Nomango  1 weeks back

                                          Katarzyna Wysocka It’s 1200 square feet. The USA uses the customary system not metric.

                                      • Bella C
                                        Bella C  2 weeks back

                                        you can order a student credit card before you graduate. even if you don't you can start applying for credit cards at the age of 18.

                                        • AbiNotB
                                          AbiNotB  2 weeks back

                                          So happy that you can live! Apartment hunting is probably very stressful, but you got through it.

                                          • Julia Frolov
                                            Julia Frolov  3 weeks back

                                            Apartment Makeover Video Please <3

                                            • Todor Totev
                                              Todor Totev  3 weeks back

                                              In Bulgaria for this money u gonna live in a beautiful giant house with giand garden and giant pool.

                                              • cozysophie
                                                cozysophie  3 weeks back

                                                When you got approved for the studio, I was jumping up and down for you!! I’m so excited for you ahh

                                                • Dropju
                                                  Dropju  3 weeks back

                                                  Woah that's expensive :O That's a little less than what we earn here in the Netherlands :O

                                                  • Angel casimiro
                                                    Angel casimiro  3 weeks back

                                                    been binge watching your videos you are so cute!!!!

                                                    • Emma Wilkie
                                                      Emma Wilkie  3 weeks back

                                                      isnt ucla a gymnast school?

                                                      • AliciaLand
                                                        AliciaLand  3 weeks back

                                                        Your ZODIAC?!!! That doesn't just sound like some LA shit, that sounds like some 80s LA shit.

                                                        • Brielle THomas
                                                          Brielle THomas  4 weeks back

                                                          “I will see you with an apartment makeover video in probably like a month and a half”

                                                          It’s almost August.

                                                          • leawna jewell
                                                            leawna jewell  4 weeks back

                                                            If you still don't have a credit card, get the discover secured credit card or if you have state farm get the credit building credit card. Both are amazing and you can get them without credit, they also have the best benefits out of all the starter cards. Keep your credit utilization below 30%! I put all my gas expenses for the month on my credit card because I get 2% back then I pay it off at the end of the month :)

                                                            • Yummy Swirly
                                                              Yummy Swirly  4 weeks back

                                                              Guyssss like the video so that its on the recommended and then more people see it ad then she gets a little more moula moula so she can get that niiceee apartement🥴 do ittttt😂😂 it one little thing you can do that will make a big difference !! Like this comment so everyon sees itt

                                                              • Zoe Drummer
                                                                Zoe Drummer  4 weeks back

                                                                I love astrology and I really do believe in horoscopes, but come on, what does it have to do with someone renting an apartment from you 🧐🙄

                                                                • Luiza Moreira
                                                                  Luiza Moreira  4 weeks back

                                                                  you are exactly as old as me (also 1998) and you're moving to your own apartment while I'm like in the 3rd semester of college lol

                                                                  • clare
                                                                    clare  4 weeks back

                                                                    Naaah if you were a Virgo they’d rent to you for sure

                                                                    • Audrey Dierkens
                                                                      Audrey Dierkens  4 weeks back

                                                                      okay wait her shirt in the last clip is freaking adorable whatttt, wait all of her clothes are stunners nvm

                                                                      • Audrey Dierkens
                                                                        Audrey Dierkens  4 weeks back

                                                                        i’m dying, “rent discrimination”

                                                                        • Diane Big
                                                                          Diane Big  4 weeks back

                                                                          As a Bruin I lived in Mar Vista and Venice. I also lived in a single apt. in west LA near Santa Monica Blvd.. Ir was much smaller than the one you showed (and not as nice), plus it had a murphy bed. They, eventually, tore that apartment building down. Congrats on your graduation

                                                                          • Massy's World
                                                                            Massy's World  1 months back

                                                                            AHAHAHAHA! WHAT THE HECK?? They asked for you astrological sign...truly wowed!

                                                                            • Lynds Lit
                                                                              Lynds Lit  1 months back

                                                                              To have a YouTube job must be so fuckin nice

                                                                              • en.NAIA.lait
                                                                                en.NAIA.lait  1 months back

                                                                                I'm looking at these prices and I'm shook. I live in Honolulu, HI with a 2BD/1BR for 1675$ (not including utilities) and I think what I pay is overpriced.......DAMN LA IS EXPENSE

                                                                                • Lydia Enzinas
                                                                                  Lydia Enzinas  1 months back

                                                                                  david can live in the closet

                                                                                  • Random
                                                                                    Random  1 months back

                                                                                    astrological sign hahahhahaha faaak LA

                                                                                    • Divya Sasidharan
                                                                                      Divya Sasidharan  1 months back

                                                                                      While we were waiting for ur new house make over.. we got David’s room
                                                                                      When will u be getting to it?

                                                                                      • Alpagaa
                                                                                        Alpagaa  1 months back

                                                                                        She is 20 and can pay a1650 dollars rent... damn

                                                                                        • Jasmyn Nguyen
                                                                                          Jasmyn Nguyen  1 months back

                                                                                          What do you use for your font?

                                                                                          • R Y
                                                                                            R Y  1 months back

                                                                                            I like the studio big space and cheaper

                                                                                            • EZ
                                                                                              EZ  1 months back

                                                                                              AHAHAHA WHEN YOU SAID THEY WANTED YOUR ASTROLOGY SIGN I CHOKED ON MY CHICKEN PEAS

                                                                                              (I mean I find astrology signs interesting and sometimes accurate but the way you just explained it made me laugh)💀