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Emigrating Norwegians

Visninger // Apartment hunting

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Nå har vi vært på hele seks visninger, fire av de var i dag. Vi hadde avtalt to på forhånd, men dumpet borti to til. Det som igrunn er ganske fint her er at hvis man finner et nabolag man liker så er det veldig enkelt – og effektivt – å gå rundt og se etter “for rent” skilt og da er det bare å ringe. Har de mulighet får du komme innom med en gang. Siden vi ikke har kreditthistorie her kan det være vanskelig for oss å bli godkjent av endel utleiere, derfor regner vi med å måtte titte på mange leiligheter.

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So far we have looked at six apartments in our search for a place to live, and four of them was today. We had made arrangements to look at two, but “dropped in” on two more. I like that you can do that here. You see a sign or an advertisement about apartments for rent, you call and if they have time they might let you have a look right then and there. It’s exciting and efficient. Since we have no credit history here yet it might be difficult for us to be approved by some, so we are prepared look at a lot of apartments.

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Vi var på første visning kl 13:30, men likte ikke leiligheten fordi kjøkkenet var helt håpløst lite, så dro vi til et annet sted rett ovenfor Sunset Blvd for å se på neste, og der likte vi både nabolaget og leiligheten. Det eneste aberet var at den kanskje er litt i mørkeste laget. Men denne er vår hvis vi vil ha den slik vi forsto det, så nå må vi virkelig tenke oss godt om. Vi så på en annen som vi likte enda bedre, men siden vi ikke har kreditthistorie her kunne vi ikke få den uten en eventuell co-signer så der røyk den. Den siste vi så på var også fin, men litt mer slitt en de andre. Også hadde den vegg-til-vegg teppe. Hva er det med amerikanere og tepper??

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We had our first appointment at 1:30, but didn’t really like it because the kitchen was too small. After that we went to a place just above Sunset Blvd and liked both the apartment and the neighbourhood. The only thing we didn’t like was that it was a little dark. But if we understood the guy correctly it’s ours if we want it and pay the deposit. We just have to think a little bit, but not too long, then we’ll lose it. We did see another one that was cheaper and nicer, but they didn’t approve anyone who don’t have a credit history or a co-signer. The last one we looked at was nice as well, but a little more worn down than the others. And it had wall to wall carpeting.

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Vi føler nok at å skaffe seg leilighet skal gå greit, men det er viktig at vi finner noe vi liker godt. Vi har ihvertfall fått en god start i dag, vi holdt på til det ble mørkt, men da var det slutt på moroa. Vi hadde en sen kveld med et par venner fra Norge på The Comedy Store i går kveld, og sto opp tidlig i dag. The Comedy Store var forresten veldig gøy. Man betaler 15 $, så kan man se så mange stand-up komikere man vil. Hver av de holder på i ca 15 minutter og de kjører back to back. I går fikk vi se blant andre Bob Saget, Jeff Ross og Bobby Lee.

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At least we feel that we are able to get an apartment soon, but it is important that we find something we really like. We’ve had a pretty good start today and we kept it going untill it got dark. We had a late night out with a couple of friends at the Comedy Store last night and got up very early today. The Comedy Store was so much fun by the way! You pay 15$ and get to see great comedians do their magic back to back untill it closes. We saw Bob Saget, Jeff Ross and Bobby Lee amongst others.

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Author: Sara

I’m a Norwegian girl who is leaving the cold, icy north together with my husband to find out what’s happening on the other side of the world, more specifically Los Angeles.

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