Moving to MI - ISO rental home

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  1. thethird152

    thethird152 Active Member

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    DW and I are relocating to MI (Mt. Pleasant area) by the end of Nov (we just found out late last week) and are scrambling to find a rental home, as 1 month does not give us nearly enough time to go through the process of buying a house (at least not responsibly).

    We're two employed professionals, in their late, late 30's (DW turned 39 yesterday, and I'm older than she is....), with no kids and one dog (who is housebroken and crate trained). Can provide 3.5 years of squeaky-clean rental history (we owned homes before that) and references - credit check and background check are no problem at all.

    I know this isn't exactly camper-related, but I know we have a ton of MI members here so I thought it was worth a shot - admins please don't hesitate to remove if I've stepped over the line. If you or anyone you know has an available rental home in the area I'd sure appreciate you considering us as tenants (can do a year lease but would prefer 6 months as our intention is to buy a home).

    We do have our popup up for sale, but that's only because we are intending to upgrade once we arrive in MI - I can't WAIT to come out to some of the rallies and meet some new folks!
     
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    Wow! Short time to relocate. Mt Pleasant is a college town (Central Michigan U.) so there will be plenty of rental housing, if you can get around the students, and the casino :). The best bet is to get a local realtor to help find a rental property. I don't know anyone up there personally, but look forward to meeting you at an outing! Good luck!
     
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    Thanks friartuck! We're moving to the area because my wife will be working for CMU :)

    We're running into two issues:

    1. There are plenty of apartments available, but we'd much rather be in a house
    2. There are a number of houses available, but almost none of them allow pets (we have one dog)

    Luckily, the university has some relocation resources available to us, so we'll see what we can come up with. I spent my younger years in MI (Fenton, then Brighton) and left when I was 13 - I've been hoping to get back ever since, and it's finally becoming a reality!
     
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    Fire up Chips!
    The Michigan rally in Father's Day weekend at Holly Rec Area. Certainly an outing not to miss :)
     
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    Well - we made it. Almost 850 miles of me driving the Uhaul, towing the Jeep behind it on a car trailer and DW driving my truck towing the camper went off without even a small hiccup (whew!). Camper is in a storage unit, and we're in an apartment surrounded by boxes. Can't wait to meet some MI folks in the Spring!
     
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    Welcome (back) to the Great White North!
     
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    bols2Dawall S.W. Ontario

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    and don't forget your neighbors across the river :)
     
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