The apartment is about 2 blocks from a metro, 3 blocks from a market that takes place on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. The Saturday market offers champagne with oysters. We will definitely be adding that to our Saturdays. The apartment is close to lots of restaurants, cafés and brasseries.
The apartment itself is two stories. The balcony has a beautiful view of all the European homes. 2 full baths, one half bath downstairs, open kitchen with a tiny fridge (that’s normal), dining room, living room and another huge room… maybe we will use it for… I’m not sure. We will also have a nice big garage. Now we need to buy a car. I will post more pictures of the apartment soon. I don’t think I posted the best photos. The apartment is close to 1800 square feet.
When will we be moving in? Wow, now this is a process. We first told the realtor that we wanted that apartment. Then we had to go to the housing office that helps assist us through Adam’s work. We set up an appointment to receive paper work about leasing in Brussels. Then we set up another appointment so she could explain the lease to us. The lease is in French. We went over billing, which utilities are paid yearly. We discussed how to check the electricity and gas meter monthly to see what we use. This will give us an idea about how much we will owe at the end of the year (Hmm…) We also talked about trash. So many different trash cans. Oh, and we have to buy special trash bags. Each community has different trash bags. We have to buy the specific trash bags made for our community (commune.) These trash bags are costly. We are hoping that we don’t have to deal with this, since we are in an apartment. Hoping they have bins that we can just throw our stuff into. Our next appointment is on Wednesday. This will be with the housing assistant, the realtor, and the owner of the apartment. We will be signing the lease to rent the apartment. After we sign the lease we will set up another appointment to meet with the owner and the inspector at the apartment. After the inspection has been done we will be able to move in. Crossing our fingers for December 3.
When we move in we will get loaner furniture delivered that we can use until our furniture arrives.
So much to share. I know I’m forgetting some things, but I’m pretty sure I have covered the important/interesting things.