I was extremely happy back when I finally found a rental that I could afford after weeks of scouring the market with no luck.
It’s terrible when your budget is in that range where most of the examples you find are poorly maintained or downright hovels.
I don’t ever want to guess I’m putting down a different person’s beach up-to-date home or lifestyle choices, however I wanted to live anywhere at least halfway clean. With our limited budget when it comes to rent, this proved to be a much harder work than I ever thought possible. Even when I found something promising, it was usually within minutes of walking in for a tour when I would realize the site too much preferred mold or a dirty basement. So many of the properties in our budget were either terribly maintained or rampant with water damage from leaking sinks or ceilings. It took almost three times as long as I expected, however I finally found a rental property that I could pay for and in which I felt somewhat comfortable plus safe. It’s a duplex where the car port is shared, however the 2 units have their own more than threewalls. As good as this is for privacy plus noise, it’s not as good for heating and cooling performance as I would have expected. The walls are poorly built and the cool conditioned air leaks out during the sizzling summer time weather with complete and total ease. Although I was ecstatic to not hear our neighbor’s through our bedroom ceiling, I wasn’t ecstatic with our barely affordable electricity bill each month. Until I get a better job and my budget for rent increases, I will have to make do with properties like the one I’m renting now.