Friday, July 31, 2009

everything happens for a reason

Last night I arrived home to find a notice taped to my door. It was from the management at our apartment. Lovely. Apparently, we had missed the notice {which I'm pretty sure never got to me} about lease renewals and rate increases. Unbeknown to us, our rent has increased nearly $150 as of August 1, 2009 {umm. that's tomorrow people}. Keep in mind that we've been on a month-to month since our original lease ran out nearly a year ago!

I was angry at first, but after I calmed down, I realized that this is just what we needed to get out of our current apartment. We have known for a long time that we pay nearly $400 more than other neighbors in my complex {due to the time we originally moved in and the lack of nationwide recession} who are getting in for much less, and apartments in the same neighborhood are also much less. But we've been lazy and haven't wanted to deal with the hassle of moving so we've stayed.

NO.NO.NO.

Today, we started looking for a new place.

And I *think* I found us one one so if you could just send good thoughts our way, we would truly appreciate it!

Have a great weekend my lovelies!

PS - Go check out Giveaway Month over at The Design Girl! It's big - you won't want to miss out!

29 comments:

wearsinappropriateshoes said...

Good luck!

Kathryn said...

It was just such a thing that prompted us to move to Big Bear & eventually (a year later) buy our house. We could never afford to buy in Orange County, & it was getting to the point, with rent increases, that it was hard to afford rent.

Our monthly mortgage is about $400 less than rent in Orange County. (Not including tax & insurance.)

I'm not suggesting that it will work out that way for you, but sometimes this kind of motivation will put you in a better place.

I sure hate moving, tho.

Best of luck finding a better spot.

Erica said...

good luck!! things always happen for a reason :)

xo,
E

Sweet, Sassy, Southern and Classy said...

everything really does happen for a reason! good luck finding a new place. i hope everything works out with the place you have in mind. have a wonderful weekend!

Sweet Simplicity said...

Sending good thoughts and wishes your way!

Michelle said...

That stinks...but, like you said, everything happens for a reason!

I have my fingers crossed in hopes that the place you found works out!!

Taryn said...

Sorry your rent went up...but it definitely sounds like the right opportunity (and motivation) to move. Good luck finding a new place!!

Brittany said...

Best of luck finding a new place! I totally believe that everything happens for a reason:)

Kimberly said...

I have learned to negotiate with my apt manager. They tell me its going up so much and say, no I can pay this at X complex and they'll usually lower it. It might be cheaper than moving.

Channa said...

Good Luck!! I know how stressful looking for a new place and moving can be. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers!!

Mrs. M said...

I can't believe you found out the day before the rent was due!

A Little Pink... said...

I bet you will find a place that is CHEAPER and really FABULOUS! :)
Good luck on the apartment hunting!

kknelson2 said...

I totally understand what you're going through.
It'll all work out in the end..promise :)

Preppy 101 said...

Good Luck! I know you will find something!! xoxo

Sunshinemeg said...

That is so frustrating. Hopefully the new place will work out. Sending good thoughts your way. What a crappy thing that apartment did to you.

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Good luck Apt searching! I despise moving, so I don't envy you at all!

Thanks for the tip about Design Girl. I love me a good giveaway!

Tracy-Girl said...

good luck finding a new place... I hate the search, but love the feeling of starting something fresh and new!!

Blackeyed_Susan said...

Good luck apartment searching! Moving sucks but it sounds totally worth it! :)

Muffy said...

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!

Etta Buerkle said...

Hey! Just dropping by... I've been reading your stuff lately! Good job... keep it up!

-Loretta <3

~Holly~ said...

Good luck and thoughts on finding a new apartment! Hope this new one is perfect for you!! :)

Ashley Lauren said...

Seding good thoughts your way! My husband and I are in the same boat-I'm 90% sure we pay more than anone else in our complex! Not fair at all :(

Phoenix said...

good thoughts sent your way indeed, but also know your rights as a tenant -- in Cali, I think you need 30 days notice for any increase in rent, and if it's more than 10% of your rent, you get 60 days.

Just thought you should know...

Prep in the Big Apple said...

Best of luck to you! Sending happy apartment thoughts your way.

Mrs. Sitcom said...

What a pain...but how exciting! :) Congrats & good luck on getting a better place that you are excited about!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Hope you find the perfect place... and once you do, it will be fun setting everything up :o)

(After growing up in a military family & moving every 2 yrs and then marrying military &moving some more... I didnt like the taking down and packing, but I loved the unpacking and setting up! and though we are here for awhile...after a bit, I get that "itchy feet" feeling, like their saying... "is it time to move?"

Lucky in Love said...

Good luck! We're going through the exact same thing...probably going to be moving soon!

~ Donna ~ said...

Bummer, but I do agree that everything does happen for a reason!!!

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