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In this lesson we will learn about phrases you can use while looking for a place to live.
Charlie: Hi, my name is Charlie. I’m looking for an apartment to rent.
Ben: Alright. What kind of apartment would you prefer?
Charlie: Since I’ll be living with my friend, I’m looking for a 2-bedroom apartment.
Ben: Do you have any specific location in mind?
Charlie: Yup. I think Seone and Alfred Streets are a good option as my office is pretty close to them.
Ben: What is your budget?
Charlie: Anything under $900 a month would do.
Ben: Alright. Give me an hour, I’ll get back to you with some options and we can visit them.
Charlie: That’d be great! Thank you.
Betty: I like your house very much. I’d like to buy it, but you are quoting a really high price.
Andrew: I just told you the market price of the property. In Texas, it is $100 per sq. ft. There is no property as beautiful as this for the price.
Betty: I understand. But, it’s over my budget. Is there some room for bargaining?
Andrew: Well, I don’t know. I am sure I can get an offer for this much. Let me ask my property consultant.
Betty: Okay, let’s see what your consultant advises you. If the final quote suits me, I might buy the property.
Charlie: My name is Charlie, I’m calling from California.
Andrew: It’s Andrew here. What can I do for you?
Charlie: I saw your advertisement on Craigslist regarding a property for rent in San Diego.
Andrew: Yes, I have a vacant house in San Diego and I’m planning to get some rental income from it.
Charlie: I’m looking for an apartment there myself. I’m interested in renting the property if I find it suitable for my stay.
Andrew: Alright. Do you want to see the property?
Charlie: Yes. I am traveling to San Diego next week. Can I see it then?
Andrew: Sure! Give me a call when you get there and I will arrange it, if it’s still available.
Charlie: Where have you been, Betty? I’ve been trying to reach you since last Sunday.
Betty: Gosh. Don’t even ask! I never knew hunting for an apartment could be so tough.
Charlie: What apartment? Are you moving out of your house?
Betty: Yes. I’m looking for a place near my office.
Charlie: I think there’s a vacant apartment in my building. Do you want to get that?
Betty: That’d be great! How much is the rent for your place?
Charlie: I pay $1200. It’s a very nice place.
Betty: I know, Charlie. I’ve seen the building.