11 Months after moving into this place.. we are on the move again! We moved last April, and as long as everything proceeds as planned, we'll be moving again March 15th.
This place came together quicker than we thought it would, and a few times through-out this year I received emails from families we "didn't choose" for the other side of the duplex "checking in" on our side. It's in a great school district and one of the only rentals available in the area with 3 bedrooms (not to mention a big yard and basement) so it's a great family place. We love this neighborhood and I could definitely see us moving back in a few years once we have a family of our own. For the time being, however, we want to try something new. Something more urban. We tried out the suburbs at the condo, the "country" feel out here and now we want to try a more urban area. We have been blessed to be able to try out multiple areas before deciding where we want to settle.
We're not going to rent for a year or so while we try out an area closer to downtown Akron (about 3 minutes from my office!). I usually go into the office 2 or 3 days per week, so it will be a lot more convenient for that.
Now for another exciting piece of news..
I have had an ad for our half of the duplex up online for a few days now, and this week I have shown it to 2 families and 2 couples without children. All of them have set up come-back showings and one couple filled out an application on the spot and told me they hope we "choose them". I think they would be a good fit because they have 2 boys (2 and 6) and the neighbors have a 1.5 year old boy and 2 girls 5 and 8. This yard is so great and we love seeing them enjoy it. The girls love to climb trees and have tea parties on their patio. I will definitely miss them, they are so cute.
One other couple has a come-back appointment tomorrow and RJ still has to look over the applications with me (he's been out of town), but it's exciting that we have people ready to go if we decide they'd be a good fit.
I have been such an official "land-lady" the past few days.. I have an info sheet (like you get as house showings) and rental applications printed out to give everyone that comes through. We're trying to be more organized this time around, even though so far we've been really lucky with our tenants.
With the renters set.. we just need to pick the perfect place for us..
Wish us luck!