Well today was our meeting with the Carleton artist lofts and we signed our lease!!! May 1st for apartment #213 here we come! They are checking with employers but they told us that we did meet all the financial requirements...
...by the skin of our noses.
Boy did we come close to not qualifying! We didn't think we'd have any problems because we were mainly focused on the "maximum income" part- that we couldn't earn more than $37,000 (no problem there). But little did we know there was also a "minimum income" part- we had to make 2 times the amount of rent per month, or $1704. Because they initially in the meeting they didn't include any of my student loan money as income, we appeared to not make the minimum income. After watching our life flash before our eyes, Megan mentioned that financial aid gave money above and beyond tuition for living expenses. Now our rental advisor person decided that that *would* qualify as income, so with that added in, we make a combined amount of $1794 per month... juuuuuuust enough to qualify! Woo hoo.
Then we got to go visit our apartment- not a model, not an apartment with the same layout as ours, but our actual apartment! And it was better than we ever imagined. Click on the slide show below for a pretty good panoramaish set of photos. The camera filled up before I could get all I wanted but I think there are OK.
It was a great day in all, we feel very lucky to have found this place. It is like a dream come true!
-Chris & Megan