Q&A about 7 OWC


What does it cost to move in?

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

What are you looking for in a renter?

Friendly, financially-stable folk who will care for the home as if it were their own, preference given to those willing 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?

Please check out the home page for the most up-to-date info on availability.

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

You can certainly make an offer...

Does it have a basement?

No, the house is on a slab.

Does the yard have any mature trees?

Yes, in addition to some bamboo, there is an enormous magnolia and a mature apple tree, (eatable).

Does is have a garage?

No, but it does have a large driveway and parking for 3 cars.

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 ?


Can I fence in the yard ?

If you are comfortable with me picking the contractor, we can talk about it...

How much are utilities?

This is effected by both your lifestyle AND the weather, but aprox. $50-$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?

Probably. This is considered, on animal by animal basis. I do not permit puppies, kittens, un-neutered cats, ferrets, etc. I'm concerned mostly about the smells which could be left in the hardwood floors or carpet. An outdoor pet is an easier sell. An additional (refundable) deposit will be required.

Why do you have such a detailed website?

It took a long time to answer these same questions many times per day 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). 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.