Sunday, August 9, 2009

Apartment and money next hurdles

Apartment and money next hurdles:

We found an apartment we like now we have to figure out how to rent it. This is our next hurdle. We have to get money in to our German bank account if our account is open. It takes up to 7 days to get an account created and we opened it last Tuesday. In order to rent an apartment you have to have like 2 months deposit and you have to pay a finders fee. This apartment had ‘VB’ for the finders’ fee which we think means ‘negotiable’. We will see what that means.

Melissa also forgot to pack our checkbooks so we are having Frank (her dad) wire money into our account (again hopefully our account is open) and we will transfer our money into his bank account. To do your first wire transfer to a account you must be at your bank in person.

Here are some pictures of the place we are trying to rent. If you left click on the images you will see a much bigger image, also i have pointed to our place in these pictures.

It is in a very happening place in the historic part of AltStadt. It is located right in the middle of some very historic buildings. Here is a link I found that give some information about this area:


  1. Wow guys good luck! They all look like great spots. Thanks so much for passing this on. Wonderful to hear from you :)

  2. They are all in wonderful locations!

    I imagine rent to be much higher there than in USA, right?

  3. 650 euro + 200 for utilities for a small 2 bed room.

  4. Hmmm, not that bad, considering the apartment in a historic place. Although, I bet any part of Germany can be called historic ;)