We have to move from our happy little abode we’ve lived in for the past 5 1/2 years and at the moment the rental climate has a strong competitive edge to it. Back in the day you used to rock up to your local real estate agent and have a look at the list of rentals. You’d then leave $20 for security, get the keys and have a look. If you didn’t like it, that was okay for there were plenty of rental property’s to choose from. When you decided what you liked, you applied and got the place easy.
When I say “back in the day” I’m only referring to five years ago. Since we’ve been living in our safe little bubble the world has moved on and I have to say that it’s a little bit frightening. Searching for a place to live is a whole different game these days. You have to be organised, willing to overcome rejections and to be tenacious , moving on to the next property and not getting discouraged when you see the other 20 people lining up the view the house.
These days you look on the internet http://www.realestate.com.au/rent, send off your e-mail and check it daily. You could go to the individual real estates but all their rentals end up on the net anyway. I’ve been making a note of every property I’ve inquired of. I then write on the calendar when the inspection dates are happening so I don’t get lost and overwhelmed.
So, how do I cope? I can only trust that The Lord has my best interests at hand and that we shall find a place that is right for us. I can’t face this without my God.