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An unofficial guide to Baltimore apartment hunting
An unofficial guide to Baltimore apartment hunting

If we take a cue from movies and TV, being a young professional comes with a large, trendy city apartment complete with exposed brick and furnishings that look straight from a Pier 1 catalog — all of which is within our struggling 20-something budget, of course. Anyone who has actually looked for an apartment (or anyone with a reasonable sense of reality) knows that this is a complete lie. In the real world, apartment hunting is a mix of stress, iffy Craigslist ads, disappointment and compromise. That dream apartment does not exist — and if it does, you probably can't afford it. I've done the Baltimore apartment search twice in the little over a year I've...