We're in the middle of being transferred - DH is already in the new town working. We have no confidence in the housing market and decided not to buy right now - so that leaves us to find a rental lease. We have a couple of downfalls being racers in this sprint to the houses available.
1st - There are very few rental properties; that is a booming oil town, all the apartments have a waiting list, the hotels are booked solid and you might be lucky if 5 decent rentals come on the market in a whole week. So when something good pops up, you gotta jump- and jump quick! (I'd love to be more selective, but we just can't afford that kind of time)
2nd - We have pets - which is a BIG negative trying to rent (if 3 houses hit the rental market you can bet 2 don't accept pets)
3rd- DH is there, I'm here (7 hours away). I send him what I get in my email from the realtor - he might FINALLY get around to calling her late evening or the next day - then he'll set up an appointment to see the house the day after - then he'll get the application but hang onto it a couple of days until he gets around to getting it back to them. - We've lost 4 good houses like this already in 3 weeks.
He's driving me nuts. This whole thing is driving me nuts. I can't even get a hotel to go out there for a week to do the looking myself. I've tried to book a room twice and been told both times that they could get me one room for a couple nights, then I'd have to go to another hotel or room mid-trip because that particular room was only available for a couple of nights at a cost of nearly $1000 for a week!
We have 2 months left on our current lease; and our douche bag landlady already said that she won't do a month to month - it's either sign a new 1-year lease or move out when the lease it up (that's her right, I understand it) - it takes 3 weeks to schedule the movers, we've already lost a month of looking for a house with his "I'll get to it sometime in the next couple of days" attitude. - The weeks are winding down quick!
He has a hotel room that the company is paying for - BUT if I go there, they disqualify those days as "personal expense" and won't reimburse us for them. Plus his hotel room is only booked for another week - We've even looked into a damn RV temporarily - but all the RV parks are filled to brim too - I'm running out of options and patience.
If he don't get his ass on the ball, we're gonna be homeless in a few weeks.
I'm doing all I can from here - but this is one of those times when he has to step up, because he is actually there, is only working from 8-5, has weekends off --- he has PLENTY of time to chase a house.
Grrrrr, and we lost another one today - because he looked at it LAST Wednesday and only turned the app in yesterday! I'm ready to SCREAM!
Asked by Anonymous at 12:48 PM on Jun. 1, 2011 in Home & Garden
Answer by maxsmom11807 at 12:51 PM on Jun. 1, 2011
Answer by happymama02 at 12:54 PM on Jun. 1, 2011
I am sorry you going through this and I hope you find something! Some men just like to drag they're feet and expect us to pick up the slack!
Answer by momavanessa at 1:00 PM on Jun. 1, 2011
Answer by Nicoles2LilRams at 1:09 PM on Jun. 1, 2011
Answer by bluerose26 at 1:12 PM on Jun. 1, 2011
Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 1:29 PM on Jun. 1, 2011
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