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Nice rental agent

June 18th, 2012 at 05:33 pm

I went into the rental office yesterday to discuss my lease. I explained how I am in negotiations to buy a condo (technically, I still was, since I didn't know till this morning that the latest and last offer was officially rejected). But I explained also that I was most likely going to have to start all over looking, and what should I do about the lease? The agent suggested that I renew, because they are seeing that sellers will often pick up the cost of breaking a lease. She will renew at the cheaper rate, even though I missed the deadline, and she told me that even though she will type up and deliver the lease today, I don't have to sign till the 1st of July, just in case I get a last-minute break.

The other option was month-to-month with a $300 per month increase, which would add up quickly, and a seller wouldn't be likely to reimburse me.

I thought she was very nice and helpful, and it put me in a good mood for the rest of the day.

Now I am trying to figure out how to stretch my last $35. I MUST buy kitty litter and cat food. I also must buy the makings for my DIL's birthday meal on Saturday. I think that money will have to come out of the slush fund as an irregular expense. DIL has asked for beef tacos, guacamole and corn casserole, with carrot cake for dessert. I don't think I can do that with the measly $24 I will have after feeding the pets, as I lack almost all of the ingredients, as well as the extras like sour cream, shredded cheese, etc. I guess I could see how close I come.

I decided what to do about my carb changeover. I will only eat carbs within a designated one-hour period in the evening. Believe it or not, that was a popular diet plan some 10-15 years ago, and it works pretty well.

But when the carbs are gone, I won't seek to replace them. I will, however, still allow some carbs when I eat out. I don't want to make this so strict that it is unlivable.

On day 2 of no carbs I am feeling pretty darn good, with no gas, no joint pain, no cravings!

4 Responses to “Nice rental agent”

  1. Petunia 100 Says:

    Wow, an additional $300 per month if you don't sign a lease. That is steep! Is it a 12 month lease?

    You know, I think that when you try and try to do something and it just doesn't seem to work, there is a reason. Smile This condo just wasn't the one for you. The right one will come along and you will be glad you didn't end up buying this one.

    Since you plan to withdraw the down payment from retirement fund #2, I think you should consider moving that money to cash. (It is all in stocks, correct?) If there is a significant market downturn just as you are ready to withdraw, you may not have the amount you were counting on. I wouldn't move it all in one day, but I would start watching for days when the market closes high, and move a chunk each time that happens.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    That is great that the rental agent was so easy going.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    I'm sure you are aware that the sellers won't necessarily reimburse you for breaking a lease. It will simply depend on the seller.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Petunia, I've been waiting for the market to recover a little, but you're right, it might get worse, too.

    Creditcardfree, yes I know it is only a possibility, just one I hadn't even thought of before.

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