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What does it cost to move in?

First month's rent plus $2,000 security deposit. Pet deposits are additional.

How big is the house?

The house is 1,600 sq. feet. But there are a few features which make it feel larger; high ceilings, lots of windows, a covered porch in front and and a large covered deck in back.

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?

People with more than 3 animals and people with more then 3 cars. Families with a lot of small children. Groups of friends who must all combine their incomes to make the rent, (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.)

Does the house have washing machines?

Sorry, no, but some of my other houses do have washing machines. Renting or buying are an option.

Can I smoke inside ?

Sorry, no, but there are covered porch/deck in front and back.

When will the house be available?

Please see the home page for updates on availablility.

Can I buy one of your houses or rent-to-own?

None of my houses are currently on the market. But for the right price, some of my houses could be purchased. If you are looking for a house at below market-value, you should look elsewhere.

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 it does have a considerable storage space above the ceiling; internal access via a fold-down ladder.

Does is have a garage?

No, but it does have a long driveway.

Does it have a gas range?

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

What makes you a cool landlord?

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

Can I have a veggie garden?

If we can find a suitable spot for it, but it must be maintanted and look as tended as the house itself. Upon departure, you will be responsible for returning the lawn to the state it was in when you found it.

Is there a fenced-in yard ?

Partially.

Can I fence in the yard ?

Only if the quality of the fence and its character are completely compatable with the standard of the house.

How much are utilities?

This is effected by both your lifestyle AND the weather, but aprox. $40-$110/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?

Maybe. This will be considered, on animal by animal basis. No puppies, no new/ young animals allowed. I'm concerned mostly about the new hardwood floors. An outdoor pet would be an easier sell. An additional (refundable) deposit is required to cover pets.

Why do you have such a detailed website?

It took a long time to answer these same questions repeatedly, so I am trying to make it easier and faster for everyone to learn about these hosues.

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). With your application please include your last 3 cancelled rent or mortgage checks.

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-refunbable deposit.