We have been looking at apartments, houses, and town homes pretty intensely the last few weeks. We have found some potential places to move to. One is in Fife and another in Federal Way. It has been fairly discouraging in that things are really expensive. The average price of a three bedroom apartment has ranged from around 1100 to $1600 a month. If I wanted to live in Bellevue it goes much more then that.
We’re hoping that our house sells soon so we can move. We need more space and it’d be nice to take the ferries out of the equation. Unfortunately everything affordable is still a fair drive away from work. If I drive, it will cost me a tank of gas a week but the commute will be about 30 to 40 minutes. If I ride the bus, it will be about 120 minutes but cost me the equivalent of two tanks of gas a month.
While I lament the crappy rental market, I wanted to share with you the awesomeness of perhaps my next keyboard: Yamaha Motif XS8.