Mellow Yellow (11 OWC) Q & A


What does it cost to move in?

First month's rent plus $1,800 security deposit. Pet deposits are additional.

How big is the house?

The house is 1,700 sq. feet. The master is so large it almost comical; you could play badminton in it.

What are you looking for in a renter?

Friendly, financially-stable folk who will care for the home as if it were their own and are prepared to commit to a lease of longer than a year. I do check references and run credit. It prudent to forewarn and explain skeletons which lurk in the closet of one's credit history.

What are you trying to avoid in your renters?

Groups of friends who must all combine their incomes to make the rent, (because they tend to move after only one year). College kids who party a lot, smokers, people with new pets, people with no job (unless you can show considerable financial independence.)

Can I smoke inside ?

Sorry, no, but there is a covered porch in the front.

When will the house be available?

All availability dates are on the home page, click here to go there.

Can I rent-to-own?

Yes, the price is $245k, slight reduction (1.5%) as a no-broker,
no-commission savings. Decision to be made in first 3-months.

Does it have a basement?

No, but it does have a crawl-space under the floor; external access.

Does it have an attic?

Not a finished one, but Mellow Yellow does have a considerable storage space off the master.

Does is have a garage?

No, but it does have a large driveway and lots of parking.

Does it have a gas range?

No, but it does have a new electric range and all new appliances.

What makes you a cool landlord?

I have a sense of humor and am reasonable and negotiable.

Can I have a veggie garden?


Is there a fenced-in yard for kids or a dog?


How much are utilities?

This is effected by both your lifestyle AND the weather, but approx. $60-$130/mo. for electr. depending on how much you use the heat and AC. Water, sewer and trash together should be around $30-40 /mo.

Where is the house?

Click here

Can I have pets?

This is considered, on animal by animal basis. No puppies, no new/ young animals allowed. I'm concerned mostly about the hardwood floors and carpet. Pet deposits are required, details on the terms page.

Why do you have such a detailed website?

It took a long time to answer these same questions over and over again, and I didn't want people to have to wait for me to get back to them to get their answers. So I am trying to make it easier and faster for everyone.

How do I contact you?

Click here for my contact info.

How do I apply, or get a lease?

Click here to fill out a rental application, fill it out and provide me with $30 to run your credit ($45 for two people).

What other fees will I incur in moving into this house?

It costs $30 to run your credit ($15 more for each additional bread-winner). If you are offered a lease there is a $75 administrative fee to prep the lease/ keys/ etc. Pet fees vary according to the number of animals, but 1 dog or cat requires a $450 refundable and $125 non-urefundable fee.