Hi everyone -
Thank you all for your responses. Here is the latest...I went to check out an apartment in a complex today and submitted an application. I explained to the manager (who showed me the apartment) our situation and she said that the first step to approval is that we meet the income requirements. With my income alone I am nearly there, so with my hubby's income, we will qualify on that level. Next comes all the "checks" - the criminal check (no problems there), the credit check (shaky ground there) and the sex offender check (again, no problems there). If we can get through the credit check hoop, hopefully I won't have to look at anymore.
To Aliquot - the economic climate in Michigan is horrendous. I think we rank pretty high in the unemployment arena - lots of companies have moved their operations out of our state and to others. LOTS of foreclosures happening - and I can speak first hand on that since I work in the title insurance industry and we do property searches for the attorneys who represent the lenders. I'm just waiting for the search request to come in for my house
I have a few more rentals to call on tomorrow during my lunch break, but I'm hoping I won't have to...but perhaps I shouldn't get too hopeful on the first one I see. I am also waiting for a call back on one I called on Monday.
Well, that's the latest...
My *HOPE* is that we will be able to move as soon as possible and list the house for a short sale before the foreclosure process begins...but all of this is in God's hands now.
Thanks for listening and being so supportive!
(On a side note - through the past two weeks of going through this, I have lost weight and have not been eating to drown my emotions