Mr. Sam worked all weekend on Rental #1 and the results are great.
First, the house looks wonderful with clean, bright, spacious rooms. The yard and landscaping are also looking good (as they should be since we pay a yard service).
Second, we had two good applications submitted this weekend. A good application, in our opinion, is a group (family or roommates or couple) with income that is well in line with the guidelines on housing expenses (30-35% of net income). Both applicant groups are very interested, as they should be since Rental #1 is a great bargain, and both communicated to Mr. Sam that Rental #1 is the best rental property they have seen in their price range (Mr. Sam was happy to hear that after all is hard work).
So today we will be running credit and background checks on both applicants and we hope to make a decision and get a deposit this week. Wish us luck.