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Old 05-23-2007, 07:32 AM
 
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Hello,

Can anyone tell me about this building?


"The Shepley"
18 Casco Street Downtown

I've seen some ads for apartments, but I don't know if it really IS one of those cute, trendy downtown places...or a scare-tactic of horror.

So, I was hoping for some advice from people who live in Portland and/or are familiar with the area. Thanks!!
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Old 05-23-2007, 04:57 PM
 
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Are you re-considering Portland as opposed to the other towns?

I was actually just looking online at apartments while simultaneously looking at the Maine job site. I think I know which needs to come first though. I tend to get a little excited at the prospect of moving!
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Old 05-23-2007, 05:26 PM
 
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Are you re-considering Portland as opposed to the other towns?

I was actually just looking online at apartments while simultaneously looking at the Maine job site. I think I know which needs to come first though. I tend to get a little excited at the prospect of moving!
LOL, you and me both. I'm waiting a year to save up and get rid of everything here, but I have to say, this is going to be a very L----O----N----G year.

But yes, I'm reconsidering Portland. My heart is still set on Camden, Rockport or Rockland, but as I'm moving pretty much "blind," I realize I need to give a little to get a little.

Somehow though, I don't see myself hating Portland. I live in a city of 600,000 people. Six hundred THOUSAND, and I hate it. Portland doesn't have near that many people, and I really don't see it carrying the same stifling atmosphere as where I am now.
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Old 05-24-2007, 05:44 PM
 
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Do you think you'll be able to get up there sometime this year?

I was really hoping to go in late June but right now the airfare is ridiculous. $600 or so.
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Old 05-25-2007, 05:01 AM
 
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Do you think you'll be able to get up there sometime this year?

I was really hoping to go in late June but right now the airfare is ridiculous. $600 or so.
I'm leaning towards "no." This is probably going to be a blind move, and unless I'm called for an interview, my plan is to try and do this all from Florida, probably starting in January of '08.

I'll be looking for both a job and apartment, but one thing I noticed is that most of the apartments want you to make 2 1/2 times the rent, or have some kind of definite income. Not sure how I'm going to manage this without a job! I'm hoping someone up there will be understanding to the whole, "I need to get one before I can get the other!" bit.

Of course I'll be looking for a job too, so here's hoping that falls into place before the apartment search!
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Old 05-26-2007, 02:51 PM
 
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I'm leaning towards "no." This is probably going to be a blind move, and unless I'm called for an interview, my plan is to try and do this all from Florida, probably starting in January of '08.

I'll be looking for both a job and apartment, but one thing I noticed is that most of the apartments want you to make 2 1/2 times the rent, or have some kind of definite income. Not sure how I'm going to manage this without a job! I'm hoping someone up there will be understanding to the whole, "I need to get one before I can get the other!" bit.

Of course I'll be looking for a job too, so here's hoping that falls into place before the apartment search!
Well my fingers will be crossed for you around that time.

I think because I've never made a major move and dislike SO much about my current location, that I feel a little obsessive compulsive about where I'll be moving to. But on the flip side--and people I know don't see how this is possible--but I could move just about anywhere (up north) and it'd be a drastic improvement for me.

Right now just the very prospect of being somewhere else within the next two years (I am hoping sooner!) gets me through each day.
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