Tuesday, September 9, 2008

House Hunting

We've been looking for a place to rent and have looked at a lot of houses recently. It amazes me how even $100 more in rent can make a huge difference in the quality of house. We've seriously seen some real dives, and then for $125 more, seen a really nice house.

Our stumbling block at this point is finding a place that will take pets, dogs in particular, so the search continues...

Today on a local website I came across this dandy of an ad for a house to rent and it made me chuckle. It sounds more like a desperate plea for permanent tenants:

"Private, clean house on 3/4 acre. Big deck with trees all around. This would be a great place for a couple with one or two children or just the two of you who would love this place and live here for a long time and make it your home."

I guess listing the important details like how many bedrooms and bathrooms didn't occur to them!


Emy5 said...

That's cute. They are dreaming up made to measure tenants.

Lisa said...

That is really funny! They're advertising what they're looking for, and not what they're offering. Kind of cute.

Isn't it strange how so little money can sometimes make such a difference? Unfortunately that's what put us in this house that, as it turns out, we really can't afford. I hated the thought of choosing between a two bedroom one bath apartment or paying an extra 20% and getting three bedrooms, a library, playroom and 2 bathrooms, not to mention an entire apartment in the basement. Ugh. Just be careful you don't get carried away like we did! Best of luck to you in your search! (Oh, and we're renting too)

Magirk said...

House hunting is soooooooo not my favorite thing to do!

Good luck in your search. I hope you find a great place, that accepts dogs too. ;-)

Can't wait to see what you're able to find.

Good luck!!

Rose said...

Aw, that is cute. It sounds like they would be good landlords, too. I hope you find something perfect soon!

Hick said...

For some reason, this ad reminds me of that snow monster on the old Bugs Bunny cartoon who would grab Daffy and say how much he loved him and would keep him forever...


Good luck in your search! I'll be praying for you guys.