Dear readers, I've been looking at apartments lately and having sticker shock. I think $650-$700 for a small one bedroom is too expensive. Doesn't sound expensive to you? Well, add to that the cost of a garage - a must in the winter as Cleveland cops are horrible about giving tickets (and/or towing) for parking on the street in snow storms - $75.00. Then add to that about $200 for the robbers also known as East Ohio Gas, and your modest apartment is now close to $1000. The other day I looked at yet another disappointment. As I walked out of the building I saw this beauty across the street.