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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:31 PM

Hate to use a phrase on a day like this: BUT I found a place to live today!

As some of you may know the apartment where my wife and I live has been condemned by the city because the landlord hasn't done the repairs he should have and the few repairs he has done SUCK. City tired of all of this and has basically condemned the place giving us 17 days to get out (really it should have been a fifteen day notice but that would have made it Christmas day. so the city gave us to extra days.)

It is really the first floor of a 2 story house that has been made into a duplex or HUGE apartment depending on your region of the country.

2 bedroom a FULL bath (no more going down to the basement to shower.)
those rooms are small as well as the kitchen BUT the living room dining room and "front room." are HUGE!

Just had to tell someone. We meet with the guy next week sign papers give money and get the keys so we can start moving in.

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Reply Hate to use a phrase on a day like this: BUT I found a place to live today! (Original post)
diabeticman Dec 2012 OP
Panasonic Dec 2012 #1
diabeticman Dec 2012 #7
Siwsan Dec 2012 #2
msongs Dec 2012 #3
DonRedwood Dec 2012 #4
OldDem2012 Dec 2012 #5
SummerSnow Dec 2012 #6
Yo_Mama Dec 2012 #8
gkhouston Dec 2012 #9
JI7 Dec 2012 #10
DollarBillHines Dec 2012 #11
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #12
WilliamPitt Dec 2012 #13
Scruffy Rumbler Dec 2012 #14
etherealtruth Dec 2012 #15
Trailrider1951 Dec 2012 #16
MadrasT Dec 2012 #17
niyad Dec 2012 #18
Lizzie Poppet Dec 2012 #19
displacedtexan Dec 2012 #20
pnwmom Dec 2012 #21
rurallib Dec 2012 #22
glinda Dec 2012 #23
gateley Dec 2012 #24
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2012 #25
Spitfire of ATJ Dec 2012 #26
ReRe Dec 2012 #27
AAO Dec 2012 #28
sarcasmo Dec 2012 #29
midnight Dec 2012 #30
diabeticman Dec 2012 #31
Riley18 Dec 2012 #32

Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:32 PM

1. Hopefully your previous landlord will be ordered to pay a year's worth of back rent to you.

 

That way, you'll not have to worry about the expense of the rent for awhile.

Where is this, btw?

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:40 PM

7. If you are familiar with New Castle PA it is the East side of town.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:33 PM

2. Good news is always welcome news!

Congrats.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:34 PM

3. great for you. life goes on "within you or without you" so to speak :-) nt

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:35 PM

4. Are you kidding?! We need some good news today!

Glad you found a new home!

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:35 PM

5. Congrats! Nice to read something good on DU today. nt.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:36 PM

6. I remember your post about that. Congrats on your new place.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:44 PM

8. On a day like today

it is exceptionally welcome to hear some good news from someone.

Congrats, and please accept my wishes for happiness in your new home.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:44 PM

9. I'm glad you found a new place. I know that's been weighing on your mind. n/t

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:46 PM

10. great, hope you enjoy living there

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:47 PM

11. I read your post about your worthless "landlord"

Sounds as if your situation worked well and quickly.

Make the most of your new home!

Congratulations
DBH

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:49 PM

12. My dear diabeticman!

I am thrilled to hear your good news! Especially today, when all is darkness and weeping elsewhere...

Congratulations, and I hope your new home will be a refuge and a comfort to you and your wife!

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:50 PM

13. Good news is *always* welcome

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 08:05 PM

14. Congrats!

Hope this place works out well for you! A new home for the holidays! Can't get much better than that! Have fun making it your own.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 08:08 PM

15. That is good news!

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 08:11 PM

16. Good news! I was worried that you were going to have a hard time finding a place that was affordabl

and well-maintained. It sounds like the house I live in, upstairs and downstairs can be two separate living areas. I love my old house, and it sounds like you have found your new home.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 08:13 PM

17. That's great news.

Saw your other thread and thought how hard it would be to suddenly find out you have to move right at Christmastime.

Happy new home!

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 08:17 PM

18. this has been such a horrible day (seems weeks ago that derek johnson was all the news this

morning) that, believe me, we need all the good news we can get.

so very happy for you and your wife, because I remember your post on the subject of your landlord. glad you found a great new place.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 08:30 PM

19. It's nice to have some good news!

Congrats!

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 08:36 PM

20. Excellent news!

Hope you're safe and warm in your new home!

Thanks for sharing your good news.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 09:44 PM

21. How exciting! I'm so happy for you. Glad you're going to have a good Christmas. n/t

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 09:48 PM

22. So happy for you. Merry Christmas and a great 2013!

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 09:50 PM

23. WIshing you peace and happiness on your new diggs!

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 09:54 PM

24. Hope you'll be very happy in your new home!

And that your previous landlord gets the book thrown at him!

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 09:55 PM

25. Congrats.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:03 PM

26. From what you describe I hope it's warm....

I know someone who lived in a similar arrangement and the place was cold and drafty.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:04 PM

27. DU wishes you a Merry Christmas,......

Du wishes you a Merry Christmas,
DU Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiishes you a Merry Chriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiistmas,
Annnnnnnnnnnnd a Haaaaaaaaaapy Neeeeeeeeeww YEEEEEEEEEEEEEAR!

Really, we wish you the best always!

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:05 PM

28. I'm celebrating with you tonight! Now I don't feel like such a lush.

 

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:14 PM

29. Wonderful news.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:18 PM

30. Sounds like a wonderful place for you and your wife to start the new year in...

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:21 PM

31. Thank you all for your support and encouragement.

I do have a few questions and I don't want to sound like an idiot but it is honestly the truth.


What do I look for in the lease I will be siging.

You need to understand This apartment is my wife's and I first apartment. She basically found it 2 months before we got married. Before that we had been in college and living with our parents in a sense.

The first landlady own the home and lived in the big house next door. She and my wife became like sisters until the last six months of her life. She was seriously hurt and her medication made her not think right. We had verbal agreements BUT never did we sign one with her and this butthead said he wanted us to sign one but we never got one from him.

So this is all new to us.

Also my wife says we don't want our stuff (gas eletric water) shut off but those we pay for that isn't included in the rent needs to be transfered BUT she is concerned about transfer fees. Could anyone help give us an idea of the cost?

My wife hasn't slept well since all this started and I thought now we have a place to go to she's relax BUT now she keeps calculating and recalculating the cost of all the money we need to move.

How do I get her to relax?

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:31 PM

32. Congratulations on your new home.

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