Sunday, April 4, 2010

Houses for Rent in Kansas City

So the neighbors who were renting next door have moved out and the house is now ready for the next set of people. It’s a very nice house and is across from an elementary school, so lots of people have been stopping by to look at it.

If someone looks too hoity toity to live next door to me (meaning someone who is not exactly like me as far as being the coolest person on the planet), I send the kids out to the deck to yell things in a backwoods accent like, “Welcome to Hillbilly Homeschool High.”


“Are you renting because of a bankruptcy or a fear of commitment?”

Because I never know who is reading this blog, I have to say to the landlords of this house that I am partially kidding, but that someone who lives next to a house full of kids needs to be able to handle it. And I have to say to people who are over 40 years old and renting houses that I have nothing against you and don’t feel superior to you. In fact, someone once said something to me about how there are many benefits to renting instead of owning. If you are that person, please expand upon that sentiment in the Comments section, please, because I’m nothing if not open-minded!

Hoppy Easter, by the way!


  1. Sometimes people like to rent while their new hoity-toity houses are being built. These will be people you don't have to impress. Yayyy.

    Other people who rent don't like fixing stuff and don't like surprises like that... they'd rather spend more on a monthly payment and know that's covered.

    And of course you have the trashy people who rent because they want to wreck the place and/or don't really mean to make payments. I've seen pictures landlords have posted in the past on YouTube of what folks like this have done. I wouldn't wish that on ANYONE.

    The good thing about being right across from the elementary school is that the drug dealers and meth makers know it's an extra penalty if they get caught, so likely you won't get those folks.

    Every time a house goes up for sale in my neighbourhood I get pretty nervous, too. You can't control who moves in and often it's worse than the people who move out. :(

  2. There is some rumbling at dh's company about him being transferred. We've already decided that if, on the slim chance, we do ever have to move again, we will rent for a year or so first to get a feel for the area - we wish we'd done that when we moved here - esp since the job that brought us out here didn't pan out, but we'd already bought a house and everything, so couldn't just return to CO with our tail between our legs...and I have to say, the idea of having someone else be responsible should something break certainly has its appeal! Oh and one of us is over 40 ;-)


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