Rental House Hunting

I have entered the rat race again…  We’re searching for a rental.  I think I almost forgot what it was like, being able to make it to inspections, then getting in the applications, the endless trail of photo copies and pay slips.  Then you sit back and wait for a phone call, I emphasised the importance and need for a quick yes or no, I got our application in on Saturday, it’s now Wednesday and I can’t even get a call back to say they received my additional paperwork I faxed, although I did get a voice mail message to say they received my application and would process it as soon as they could….  They haven’t called any of my referees, and I know there was another inspection yesterday afternoon.  When we saw the property last week we were the only ones to go through, and when I asked the agent she said no one had submitted an application yet, so I thought if we were the only ones we’d have a higher chance…

Applying for housing stresses me, you compete with other people who have a better rental history and a higher income.  I don’t know what these owners see as “stable tenants”.  I have a pretty secure job now, one that isn’t considered risky, my occupation is usually in high demand so I would consider that a positive.  I have full time employment, however my partner is studying…  Is that considered a negative?  Or a potential positive? The application however didn’t set me up to give my whole rental history, or a good picture…  I have don’t pay a great deal at the moment, because we moved back home to save for a while and because when we moved out of the last rental is was right before Christmas and had to contend with uni students.  Now, I have an 8yr rental record, but it only asked for the one previous to where I am now, which was only 8months but only because the property was sold (or I would still be there).  I’m hoping that information was taken into consideration.  Either way I haven’t had a direct “no”, so I assume they are still considering me, and maybe waiting to see if any more applications home through.  I remember when my Dad was checking out applications for tenants for his rental, he would knock back people if they worked part time and got part social security payments, so I’m hoping my job security and income look good on paper.  If not I have 3 properties to look at this week.  Wish me luck…

The hardest part is waiting, I don’t do the waiting very well.  I just want to know if I should keep looking, so I will anyways.

Hopefully I will have some good news soon…  Or some news, either way.

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About myhousewifelifeblog

I am a nurse by trade, and a traditional "de facto" housewife by nature. Constantly seeking a more organised existence. I like to cook, sew and play my keyboard. I try to keep my house organised but I've not yet mastered this, and I am endeavouring to reach my image of ultimate organisation at home. I'm not sure if it's possible, but I'll give it a go.
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