SEARCH BLOG: ECONOMY
The sale of our home seems to be going forward... of course it isn't over until it's over... and we have started the pre-moving planning.
Because our goal is to rebuild our lake cottage into a larger, all-year, permanent residence, we have a bit more complicated logistics with which to deal.
- Find a 6-month residence near the cottage
- Find storage for our overflow goods during the construction
- Get all of the building plans completed and approved by the township [done once in 2006 and stopped due to the collapsing economy]
- Close on current home and move goods to storage or the temporary residence
- Select finishing components for the construction [kitchen and bathroom fixtures, cabinets and appliances... flooring... carpeting... paint... etc.]
- Deal with problems... and problems... and problems.
Yesterday, we started looking at some potential interim residences. We thought we had found a conveniently located apartment complex with flexible rental leases and 3-bedroom apartments.
Then we were told our household income was too high. Excuse me? Too high? The young man at the complex office said they were something called a "tax credit organization" so they had to have an upper limit on renters' incomes.
We found another potential place, but the 2-bedroom place [which was several hundred dollars more than the 3-bedroom place] reeked of cigarette smoke. The young lady also indicated that they had a restriction on dogs [good], but not cats [of which my wife is deathly allergic]. Back to the drawing boards.
We may enlist a real estate agent in the area to find us a home for rent as well as do more online research [everything looks good online]. We need to get things arranged reasonably quickly, so that will be our focus for the next two weeks. Then the fun begins.