No kidding, folks! It's the real deal! Long story made short: Darin and I visited a place last Friday in the evening, saw things that were nice, but just weren't sure since we hadn't looked much elsewhere. Throughout the next few days, we saw more houses and flats around that price range, which all had their pros and cons. We got an idea of what usually goes for the rate we thought we could pay. After much deliberation, we made another trip to the first house during the day time, with the landlady present. We liked everything even more. She was also very nice and flexible, which is priceless when it comes to renting a house. We nodded many times, and said "Mmhmm" to everything we inspected in the house.
We love it. We told her that we're not searching anymore.
I'll wait to say much more than this, but there are some things about it that are just amazing for our wee little budget:
- The backyard is a great size and has a little patio AND two car garage!
- 3 whole bedrooms!
- A super well-done basement room for much big screen TV watching!
- A lovely kitchen!
- Freaking landscaping in the front, people!
Watch out, Lincoln Park... you have two new neighbors joining in soon. :)