Over the last few weeks, John and I have been looking at rentals like a couple of crazies. I was really worried that we wouldn’t find a place, and you know what? We are finding so many good places it’s hard to make a decision! I am still in shock about it. I thought for sure with only having a month to find a place we would have to settle for some crap hole. How would I know? Neither of us has had to rent in 10 years. Lucky for us it’s a total renters market in town. That is also quiet surprising since the school year has yet to end. (We know there will be a ton of more places opening up in June and July.)
We found the perfect condo that had everything we wanted…dishwasher, washer/dryer, and a1 car garage.Then the next day we spotted an older home with tons of character, and only 3 blocks from down town!It has been a dream of ours to live within walking distance of downtown...but was it worth it not having a garage and dishwasher? Dang! We were really excited for the possibility of renting the older home, however it really didn’t fit all of our needs. In the end the practical choice won, meaning we filled out the applications for the condo.
We got approved for the condo within an hour of turning in the applications! Is that normal? We had no idea it would be that fast! The prob was that we couldn’t sign a lease until April 1st, because we had to wait to make sure all of the contingencies went through with the sale of our house. Needless to say the property manager was none too pleased with this news. We offered to pay her some cash to hold the place, but she never got back to us. I was a little sad at first, but then realized we could apply to the older home with the great location. It was a sign right?
We submitted our apps to the older house, but still continued to look at places. In our search we found ANOTHER great rental. It’s a two-bedroom place located behind a home, with a 1-car garage, a mini yard, and 5 blocks from downtown! Granted it’s a bit farther from downtown than the other place, but the place was a lot newer than 1940, and it had great storage which meant we wouldn’t need a storage unit.On Monday I got a call letting me know that John and I have been approved for the older house. Great. I had to tell her that we were actually waiting to hear back from another house that has more storage. At least she was nice about it. So the waiting continues.