This past week we have been looking at places to live, researching the area (neighborhood watchdog- a great site to check out where sex offenders live- you would be surprised how many there are), and viewing properties. We found a place that we love and is within our budget. It has everything we would need, lots of space, a yard, is close to a school so no sex offenders, really low crime rates, parks close by, and a river nearby too. We turned in our application and I just got a call back from the potential landlord. She said everything checked out great and wanted to know if we were still interested and if when we wanted to move in. Yay!! I was so excited to end our search!
I told her we needed to give out apartment 30 days so we would like to move in towards the mid/end of February. I figured that way we would have an overlap with both places for a week or two so we could have enough time to move/clean. I am still a little perplexed as she responded that she really didn't want the place vacant that long because of course it means that she is not making money while she waits for us to move. She said she was going to keep showing the home and if nobody takes it by the first it is ours. Huh?
I see her point and I understand preferring to make money immediately, but how many people are willing to move the very next week after finding a place? I guess if you have money to pay rent at an old place, a deposit and rent on the new place then it is doable, but what a waste of money. Or maybe someone that is losing their home may be willing to do that too, but then wouldn't their credit be bad and therefore they would fail the credit check?
I guess we are back at square one which is so disappointing because we really thought we had everything worked out and we want to get settled before I get too big. I know we still have a shot at the place, but we need to keep looking in case someone else rents it. Oh well. Back to the drawing board...