Have you ever rented a house? I’ve rented an apartment but never an entire house. It’s going through my mind to do this while waiting to buy a house. We’re half-way through summer and I just don’t know if I can face another winter being so cold.
The air conditioner in my window has started to leak down the wall so I can’t use it any longer. I keep a floor fan up on a dresser at night and either sleep with just a sheet for a cover or no cover at all. I just wonder if we could do it, the cost of rent and utilities all together. I wouldn’t want to take away from anything that we would put towards a purchase.
There are a couple of rental houses that say “rent to own” but I have no idea how that works and it scares me because of the news. I’ve seen news stories where people are rented homes that the person doesn’t own. But then again, I know how to look up the owners name on a property so I should do my homework and it should be okay. Just the rent to own, I’m not sure how that works and need to find someone that can give me true information.
If we rented while waiting, we could get my granddaughter into a brick and mortar school in the area we’re looking and be closer to family. I’m scared of the whole process though and not sure what to do. Sometimes being an adult is not all it’s cut out to be, making these decisions on my own when they affect others is not fun at all.
I need a magic genie or a guru that knows all and can tell me what I need to do so that my family is headed in the right direction. If I make a mistake, they won’t give me back this house and give me a do-over.
Maybe I should just set up appointments to look at the houses and go from there first? Oh my goodness, it makes my stomach flutter just to be thinking about it. Do you have any advice that you’d like to give? Have you done this before? Just the thought of another cold winter is breaking my heart. My granddaughter should be able to play and grow like a normal child and not like a shut-in like we have to here. So many pros and cons, maybe I should write them down and physically look at them?
What do I do?