Who would ever guess that it could be so hard to find a nice home to rent when you have several states to choose from. I have spent hours upon hours upon hours these past few days sitting in front of my laptop trying to find something. Perhaps it's my own fault that I can't find anything. I have standards.
Many homes look pretty nice but the rent is priced way beyond what someone not related to Bill Gates can afford. I mean honestly ... $6,500 a month to rent a 3-bedroom house?!?!? Other homes are priced right but they look like condemned buildings, or they are uglier than the ugliest thing you can think of.
I have found a few homes (very few) that look like real possibilities. I've emailed the agents & have received no response. I've then called the agents, left a message, & have received no response. What is it with these people?!?!? Are they wanting to rent their homes or not?!?!? If the homes are already rented, can't they be bothered to take them off their websites & respond to let me know they are no longer available?
I have searched various locales in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, western Maryland, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, New York, & Connecticut. I've even searched in Tennessee which as you no doubt may be aware is not known for its snowfall accumulation. I've even searched areas we previously determined impractical ... like Montana. With the exception of one lone possibility where we used to live before in Crossville, Tennessee, there's nothing. I will admit that this one home is lovely from what I can see of it online, & I know the area well so I know it's a good area, but the idea was to find a place farther north, not farther south : (
Things are getting down to the wire here. We received the offer I mentioned last Saturday, we countered it on Sunday, & the buyers now have until 6:00 p.m. this evening to either accept it, counter it back, or walk away. Meanwhile our agent called yesterday to ask if someone could come here at 5 o'clock this afternoon to have a look around. They are aware that there is an offer already but they want to be first in line if it falls through. They love what they've seen of the house online & they are cash buyers.
I did not expect the house to generate offers so quickly. I certainly did not expect to have trouble finding one to rent! Someone told me that perhaps God is shutting doors to everything but this house in Tennessee because He wants us there for some reason. Maybe she's right. Once again I ask for your prayers.