A year ago, my husband and I moved 1.8 miles east of our rented townhouse to save $355/month in rent. This was a great move financially and one of the important choices that we had to make to start getting control of our finances.
Cut to 1 year later…
Our building is up for sale, and let’s just say for the sake of our sanity and marriage, we need to find a place where our nocturnal neighbors aren’t waking us up EVERY single night between the hours of 2 – 4 am. I’m aware that some may think we are being whiny about this, but my husband works a very physical job and needs the sleep to recover, and I’m working full-time and going to grad school…we need our sleep.
So with that in mind, we are have been scouring the ads and looking at available apartments. With the drop in housing prices, the rents are fairly low – around where they were when we moved into the townhouse 4 years ago. This helps us to have hope that we will find an upper floor apartment (or townhouse or detached house) within our budget.
Wish us luck!