Moving in two weeks, and we've got a bit more information. The listings online have us a little worried, so I'm asking for some more guidance.
So, I asked this question
about a month ago but now I have some more info and the details have changed a bit.
Mr. Patheral still doesn't have a job, but he's got a strong lead on a company that has offices on the 1900 block of 3rd street, but they plan on moving to the lower Queen Anne area. The thing is, if he gets this job, they won't be able to pay them as much as a bigger company because they're a smaller, start up company. This means our uppermost rent changes from $2K to about $1.2K maybe
$1.5K a month if we really
stretch things, all the stars line up, I get my disability straightened out, and we get a good buyer for our house. That cuts down on the number of affordable places in the city significantly, especially since we have the pets.
We are looking in Bremerton and possibly Port Orchard, but I honestly don't know if he can do that commute for a year. I love my guy dearly, but it'll start to weigh on him after a while. He loves the idea of Bainbridge Island, but yeah... there isn't much there that we can afford.
We've been looking on Zillow, Craigslist, and a bunch of real estate websites, but mostly it's just casting about and seeing what pops up in our price range. We're not familiar with the area... Any clues on where two forty-somethings without kids but three pets can find a place in our price range to rent for a year that's in a nice-ish neighborhood? It doesn't have to be grand, but it would be nice if it was safe to walk the streets because, you know, dogs gotta be walked and all.
Anyway, he's heading out there next week (the 25th) for in person interviews and to look for a place. I'll be following shortly after as soon as he finds one. I'd really like to give him a list of areas to focus on if y'all can help me out.