Holy Komoly! My heart shall palpitate a little less these days, haha… What a relief :)
One of the people who checked it out over the weekend fell in love with it, submitted their app right away to our property manager, who then did background checks/pulled credit/etc, and two days later called us up to present everything. Where we promptly said “Dear Lord, YES!” ;) And we’ve even got the full deposit and first month’s rent in hand too – unlike those last jokers. Wow wow WOW.
Here’s the story with them:
- Single mom with a high rank in the military
- Has two kids – one little boy who will live at the home with her, and one older girl who’s currently in college (and currently living at home too during the summer break)
- No dogs, cats, or any pets whatsoever
- Got transferred to the DC area and looking to move in ASAP
- EXCELLENT CREDIT
- And more than qualified to pay rent after an income review
So basically, the best candidate ever since starting this search almost a month ago :) WOOPEE!!! My favorite part is the she’s in the military too because they do NOT joke around with irresponsibility and messed up finances – you’ve got to have your $hit in order especially if you’re advancing through the ranks like she seems to be doing (my dad constantly made us aware of this growing up in the military life as we went through our rebellious stages: “Don’t you do something stupid cuz I’m going to be the one who gets in trouble for it!”). So even more peace of mind that she’ll hopefully not screw anything up while living there… And now it feels kinda freaky too that someone else will be living in our house and sleeping in our bedrooms?? I’m just now thinking of that, haha…
Man. I honestly don’t even know what else to type here because my fingers are literally jittering with excitement. I just CAN’T believe that we’ve finally found someone and they’re already moving in tomorrow and everything!!! That makes my heart and wallet sing so much!!! (Oh, yeah, forgot to mention they move in tomorrow and are ready to rock. Nice and fast, just the way we like it ;))
Really incredible stuff… From down and desperate to high and feeling on top of the world again. Doesn’t get better than that. And amazingly I’m all for being a landlord again, haha… my my my how the tables have turned yet *again* ;) First the house going up in value, and now this. It’s a damn fine day, my dear friends… A damn fine day…
I should probably leave it at that before I go and jinx myself now :) We don’t want a repeat of the last dumb applicant… But you know I had to log on and give y’all the good news before my heart exploded. I feel like a whole new chapter is starting over in the Money household and this is just the beginning of what’s to come. Who knows what else this will spark down the line? A series of rental properties? A home flipping business? (HAH!) A crash and burn of all our money and luck? ;)
Only time will tell, but for now I am one happy pup. And I thank each of you who kept us in our thoughts and prayers throughout this process too. It would have been much harder holding in our patience and stress had we not had a place to dump all our thoughts. SO THANK YOU SO MUCH!
And now I’m off to go on a nice relaxing walk and count our blessings while we still have them :) Here’s to the next step! (As acted out a la American Pie boys… head nods and beers included)
(Photo by Yogendra Joshi)