|houses are expensive
||[Aug. 28th, 2007|03:04 pm]
So, in taking a close look at my finances of late, I'm coming to the conclusion that while I can scrape by as things are now, life would be much easier with some extra income. So I'm starting to think about making a serious effort to rent out my apartment. Most of you have probably already seen it, but I'll describe for those who haven't.|
1 bedroom 2nd floor apartment in my house. Located in Westford near the Chelmsford line. Very convenient to route 3 and not bad to 495. Contains living room, kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom. I'll post pictures if anyone is interested. Plenty of off street parking available. Plenty of storage space in the attic which is accessed through the apartment. The utilities are shared with the main house, so I'm planning on including them in the rent. Washer and dryer in the basement are presently only accessible through the house, but we can work something out for that. Based on a quick search of apartments in the area, I think $700/month including heat, electricity, 20 channel super basic cable, and cable internet is a fair price.
I'm looking to rent to someone I know, or a friend of a friend that a friend is willing to vouch for. The reason for this is that while the apartment has its own entrance from exterior stairs, the other exit is stairs that come through my house. For fire safety reasons it's probably necessary to leave the door to the house unlocked, hence the need for a trustworthy renter.
Anyone interested, or know someone who might be? I'm still in the process of putting up exterior siding, but all of the windows are in, so that shouldn't disturb anyone in the apartment. I do have a bit of electrical and drywall work to do in the apartment, but if someone is interested in renting, I'll bump that up my priority list.