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New potential house

December 12th, 2017 at 07:46 am

I am going to see a house today that is in a slightly dodgy part of town. I drove by yesterday and I am not as excited about it. Patient Saver gave me great advice last night to knock on the neighbor's doors and ask them about the neighborhood. I don't even feel comfortable doing that. I am still going to look at it because I want to know all my options but it isn't my first choice.

I scheduled another walk through for tomorrow afternoon. This house is about 3 blocks from where I currently live, so I know the neighborhood and love it. And the dogs know it too! We walk by this house on our walks. The only downside is that there is a $400/pet refundable deposit, and an extra $50/pet per month in rent. I am going to ask if I can pay the extra on only 1 pet since $1200 PLUS the regular $570 deposit will cover any damage my pets cause (I expect them to cause zero damage, honestly.) Even with the ridiculous pet rent, the house is $900/month, which is $75 cheaper than the dodgy place.

It's also available to move in with 1 week's notice.

While I don't relish the thought of handing over $2670 in one go, it feels like it might be the right place for us.

N has an interview today! After 9 months of applying for jobs and hearing nothing, he heard back 2 or 3 days after applying. It's also at the university which is such a great place to work and so hard to get hired at! It feels like the universe is throwing both of us a bone.

7 Responses to “New potential house”

  1. Wife of the Deacon Says:

    Good luck on the house! I imagine having a dog will bring a measure of security to you. Hope it goes well for N, too.

  2. VS_ozgirl Says:

    I'm so sorry to hear about your relationship ending, my thoughts are with you and hope you can heal soon. Hoping the dog can bring you security. If you can get as short a lease as possible that would be great so then you can move somewhere more suitable soon.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Wishing you well. And I'm also sorry to hear of your relationship ending, but if both parties know they will be better fulfilled without each other, it is very brave of both of you to move on.

  4. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Are you living in an Air Bnb apartment? Or your apartment you own? Good luck.

  5. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I hope the 2nd place works out.

  6. jokeabee Says:

    Thank you for all your support and good wishes, everyone. It truly means a lot to me.

    LAL- I am sleeping in the Airbnb that we own, but we all (N, kid and I) still hang out during the evenings. It is nice because we are on good terms, but not great because it is hard (for me) to keep the boundaries I am trying to set. Luckily the place I am seeing tomorrow is available almost immediately.

  7. My English Castle Says:

    I think it's important to live somewhere you feel safe. The upfront cost may be more, but you need to be safe in your home.

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