So it turned out that the family that came to check out our house last week had a crappy credit score. We were still willing to rent to them since their current landlord said they were good people, and they had good jobs, BUT, yesterday a second family came by to check out the house. They also fell in love and had to have it. They left our house and went immediately to the office to fill out the application. Their credit rocked, so they were able to sign a lease right then and there.
I’m excited by the fact the the house was so easy to rent. It was on the market for just over a week and got two serious inquiries. Why did it rent so quick? Who knows. It could be because it’s PCS (permanent change of station) season and there are tons of new Soldiers and their families flooding into the area. Maybe because it was a great price. Or maybe because of our open plan which is good for entertaining. Whatever it was, it means that now WE have to find somewhere to live.
I’ve been scouring AHRN.com for a nice place for us to settle for six months. Since it’s only 6 months, I’m not overly concerned with it being the perfect dream home (and thankfully so, because I can’t find anything even close). We won’t even be unpacking the majority of our boxes.
In the mean time, I’ve created a PCS binder for myself. An idea that I’m stealing from Jen (The Adventures of Our Army Life). I’ve started making all sorts of checklists, so that we don’t forget anything in the process. The movers will be here in less than two weeks, so it’s probably time to get started with throwing crap out.