Perfect Casa For Less Cash

November 19, 2010|By David Lester

I’ve moved into my new place here in California and I love it!  I couldn’t have found a better place.  Moving to a new city and finding a new place to call home is one of the most stressful things you can do.  Before I got to LA I had talked to agents, scoured craig’s list and other rental sites.  They all seemed super expensive and were in unfamiliar areas.  My nightmare would have been getting hosed on a place that was in the wrong end of town.  It’s so hard to see what a place or area will really be like when you get there.  They never show the huge rat standing up in the corner when they take those thumbnail shots to rent the place.

My friend gave me a no brainer suggestion.  Ask friends who had lived there before for insiders that might have a place.  This idea turned out better than I ever could have expected.  A friend of mine had lived in Hollywood for a bit and he set me up with an awesome friend.  I now got an entire guest house in a trendy Holly-hood that I would have never found.  There is a Melrose Place feel to the place with great neighbors that all are in the arts field.  There isn’t a pool so no risk of wedding dress fights ending up in it too.  The place is also a great deal.  I’ve already decked it out with furniture and I’ll share my tips on decorating a new place on a budget next blog so stay tuned. Win to the power of 4.

Insiders are the way to go for saving money on a place and getting the best possible area with amazing people.  Exactly what someone needs when they move to a new city.  I’ve already hung out with some of my new crew and it has made meeting new people really easy.  They’ve also been showing me fun places to hang out or grab something to eat that make LA already feel a little more like home.

Keep loving your money and it’ll love you back with a sweet Casa!


David Lester
About David Lester

David Lester is a best selling author and professional Financial Coach, helping people be better with their money. David has written a personal finance book that breaks with traditional attitudes towards finance and describes his own philosophy to money that he has gained through his personal and professional experiences. His philosophy on money applies to many areas of everyday life, including banking, investing, goal setting, shopping and entertainment.