After a few nights of mixed feelings, we decided not to take the dog poop/smoker’s place and describing it like that definitely makes me feel that we made the right decision. The owner just didn’t seem too enthusiastic about cleaning the place up and frankly, I don’t want to give money every month to someone who can’t be bothered to clean up a dump (even one that’s in a good location) to rent it to the next tenants.
But the main thing that changed my mind is after doing some research, I discovered that indoor cigarette smoke lingers loooong after the smokers move out, even if we repainted and cleaned like crazy (Which, I’ll reiterate, we shouldn’t have to do). I’ve got asthma/allergies and don’t want the pets to get sick either, so it’s a big no.
Smokers-Quit, it’s a filthy habit that is slowly killing you and everyone around you, but if you must smoke, do it OUTSIDE!
The next place we looked at is a small place at a great location. A young girl answered the door and we found similar young people scattered all over the place. Apparently, after going to school and living together, they really don’t like each other anymore and are anxious to get away from their shared house. The place was nice and well located but kinda small, plus the parking was at this creepy garage down the path, and I would prefer our own garage or car port. (Being alone in a shared garage at night makes me paranoid)
Last night, we spontaneously decided to look at a place being advertised by a realtor. The place was really nice inside and the rent was in the $1200′s, which is cheap, but it was TINY and squished in between other houses. We have a lot of stuff and need a bit of space. I’m not expecting a mansion obviously, but a bit more room would be appreciated!
The hunt continues….