I showed my boss the house that I am interested in and he thinks it is a wonderful idea and suggested that I go get pre-qualified for a mortgage tomorrow morning. I was going to do it Saturday morning and bring 2 dogs with me but gee, if my boss wants me to do it tomorrow then I had better listen to him! I also asked my property management company about rents around the air force base and they said that 3 bedroom homes with large yards are renting for $1,000. Wow. That is hard to believe. I looked up the one that he mentioned and it looks just like the house that I want to buy except it is a little bigger. It is good to know that renting out the home is an option down the road and that the rent will easily cover the $450 mortgage. I also looked up the names of all of the people on the same street as the house I want and checked them out in the court database. It looks like everyone has a few traffic tickets but that is it. That's good to know.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Delegating Is A Job Too
I called my property management company today and my contact person didn't answer the phone or return my messages. I started feeling like a crazy person for calling 10 times. Finally I hit 0 for the operator and told her who I was looking for. She asked what it was regarding so I told her and she transferred me to maintenance. I was sure the maintenance guy would be out maintaining stuff but he actually answered the phone and I told him that I wanted him to take care of the house issues for me. He was nice and said no problem. Their policy is to notify me of costs above $250. That's a relief. I could feel a huge stress cloud forming over my head yesterday and today it lifted. I'll let the professionals handle the jobs that stress me out and I will stick to trying to do my job so I can keep getting paychecks.