For once, good news!

United States
April 28, 2009 11:40am CST
I have been living in my apartment for just under a year and in June my lease will be up. I was a bit worried about how much they were going to increase the rate if I decided to renew my lease and if I didn't or couldn't afford to, where was I going to move and how was I going to move there, considering I have no car? Not to mention, my credit is not all that good, and as it was my aunt had to co-sign for this apartment. Anyway, yesterday I got a notice in my door inviting me to renew my lease and at much less than what I am currently paying. Its a decrease of at least $50 a month and one month's free rent. I certainly can't turn that down. Have you had any good news lately?
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@34momma (13882)
• United States
28 Apr 09
wow that is great news!! hey where do you live and do they have any apartments for rent? LOL that really is great news. Well my middle son is about to graduate from Jr. HS. and i am so excited about that. my little girl who is 4 is going to graduate from Pre-K, and man i can't wait for that. And my oldest son is coming home from college in a few weeks. I can't wait to see him. And my one and only sister is about to have her first child, and i am throwing the baby shower!! So hot damn i am excited about that too. So i guess i have a lot of great news going on around me right now! wanna rub my head for continued good news????
• United States
29 Apr 09
I don't know about rubbing your head, how about your belly? LOL. I'm really glad you are going through such a good time in your life. Feels really good doesn't it?
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@34momma (13882)
• United States
29 Apr 09
my daughter loves to rub my belly!! she said it's soft, LOL! it does feel good, but i am always looking forward to good news in my life. being that i look forward to and expect good news, it always seems to come my way!
@kareng (54354)
• United States
28 Apr 09
Oh wow, I know you are relieved! That is certainly good news for you! I'm very happy for you too! In these days and times, you really came out on the right end of this situation! I can't answer your question because I haven't had any good news only bad news lately! Have a great day...
@kareng (54354)
• United States
28 Apr 09
Thanks, cross the toes too...lol.
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• United States
28 Apr 09
I'm sorry that you haven't had any good news. Hopefully that will change soon. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.
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@Modestah (11179)
• United States
28 Apr 09
fantastic! congratulations. I am sure you are VERY happy to sign the lease again. They must want to make sure, in these tough times, to keep their tennants. I would squirrel away that $50 as though everything was pay as usual and that way if you fall on even harder times you will have a little nest egg to help you stay in your apt.
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@Modestah (11179)
• United States
5 May 09
thank you for the b.r.! may you continue to receive such wonderful news as this.
• United States
29 Apr 09
Thats a really fantastic idea. Thanks I never thought about it from that perspective.
@mummymo (23706)
28 Apr 09
That is fantastic news! I think the best news I have had lately is that my son is receiving 3 commendations and colours at his school prizegiving tomorrow! He is almost 16 , starts his exams in 2 weeks and I am so proud of him. ! xxx
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@mummymo (23706)
29 Apr 09
pmpl Thanks sweety! By the way meant to say I love your new avatar - you are looking great! xxx
• United States
29 Apr 09
And you should be proud of him. I'm proud of him and he's not even mine. LOL!
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@bing28 (3795)
• Philippines
29 Apr 09
That's a blessing. After worrying a lttle, something nice happened. God is good. Lifting us in times of financial crisis. Me, I was a little worried too as I am not earning these days and my pension was loaned so I don't have allowances, my son however announced he has a mid year bonus and he's giving me a part of it. I was delighted and felt happy I could have allowances that would facilitate my earnings.
• United States
29 Apr 09
How very nice of your son. That's really goodhearted to help you out like that.Unfortunately not all children are willing to do that.
@Ruby722 (796)
• China
29 Apr 09
wow Happy for you That is a really good news.unfortunately i am not luck as you. I have to pay a lot of rent for the landlord,And one thing let me very angry .They often says i use too much electricity.(because the electric rate and water rate all include in the rent) it is make me upset , I must use nearly 1/6 salary to pay the rent Actually i have on good news recently except i have a short travel .it only makes me a little happy.
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• United States
29 Apr 09
Actually only using a sixth of your salary for your rent is really good. Mine is probably at least a third of my salary.
@lingli_78 (12822)
• Australia
28 Apr 09
that is really great news kbourgerie... you got the answer for your problem and it is even better than what you expected... i never experience a decrease in rent and one month free rent when i was renting in the past... they always increase it or stay the same... but never decrease... now you can have a peace of mind and ease your worry for at least another 12 months... well done... take care and have a nice day...
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• United States
29 Apr 09
I have to admit I was very surprised. I've never heard of a rent decrease either. I guess we are in an economic situation that warrants them having to do that.
@Thoroughrob (11742)
• United States
28 Apr 09
It is nice to get good news. You had better jump on that. At least you won't have to worry about moving.
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• United States
29 Apr 09
I hate moving. When I was growing up we moved every 15 months on the average. As you can imagine I now abhor having to move.
@winterose (39887)
• Canada
30 Apr 09
I need a new place I wish I had that golden opportunity
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• United States
1 May 09
Well you can always move to Phoenix. Smile.
@Aussies2007 (5336)
• Australia
28 Apr 09
Gees... things must be bad in America. I never heard of a rent decrease in my life. The best I had was my rent not going up for 3 years. But I never had a rent decrease. In Australia... renewing your lease is optional. Very few people bother doing so. Renewing your lease only prevents the rent going up for 12 months. But everything else remains the same... unless you are worried about them asking you to leave.
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• United States
28 Apr 09
Yes, I was a bit surprised myself to say the least. I knew there were quite a few empty apartments, but I didn't realize that it had gotten to the point that they would almost beg someone to stay. LOL. Suits me just fine though, the less neighbors the better and less rent to boot. What more can you ask for?
• Australia
28 Apr 09
You can always try for more. lol Like asking them to give you a two years lease under the new rent.
@moondancer (7433)
• United States
28 Apr 09
That is wonderful kb, and I feel this is the way it should be when you have shown to be a good tenant. The monthly payments should go down a bit and having a free month is just great.
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• United States
28 Apr 09
Thanks Moondancer. I haven't always paid on time, but I've done my best and apparently that speaks volumes in itself.
@ElicBxn (63233)
• United States
28 Apr 09
Nothing that good, but that's so GREAT! I hope this is the the beginning of more good things
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• United States
29 Apr 09
I hope so too. Thank you. They say our live goes in cycles. Lets hope this cycle is an improvement over the past.
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@aseretdd (13730)
• Philippines
30 Apr 09
Wow... that is such a good news for you... i wonder if my landlady would ever consider lowering my monthly rent... that would save me a lot of money... Right now... i am still waiting for a certain good news to come... and i hope i would come soon... i need a happy break in my life right now... not that i am depress but my monotonous life is starting to get on my nerves...
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• United States
30 Apr 09
I was just telling someone else that you have to find happiness in what you have, even if it doesn't seem like much.
@saundyl (9783)
• Canada
29 Apr 09
That is so awesome! Congrats! Good news - hmmm my boyfriend finally took the time to do his passport, I got a bonus just before easter. And the best news this year... My sister's tumor left from her cancer 10 years ago didnt grow as we feared, it shrunk and her tests all came back "clean" so we were all VERY VERY VERY happy as she is still officially in remission.
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• United States
29 Apr 09
Your news is better than mine. Having someone conquer cancer is the happiest news you could possibly receive. I am very happy for you and your sister.
@GardenGerty (157494)
• United States
29 Apr 09
Wow, how wonderful. It must mean that they really want to keep you. As you are paying on that apartment you are also improving your credit. Wonderful news. We have had variable interest and I have been in this old house so long that the rates often go down instead of us. Pretty much the same feeling.
• United States
29 Apr 09
I'm not going to tell you that I have paid on time every month. But I have paid what I owed and any late charges I have accrued. You wouldn't believe the number of neighbors though that I have seen come and go. It seems like they last about a month and next thing you know they are cleaning out the apartment.
@siZidni (1860)
• Indonesia
6 May 09
that's really good news. you have to thank Gods for what happened to you. and i hope i have the same thing as you. :)
@zed_k4 (17589)
• Singapore
1 May 09
That is really wonderful news for you, kbourgerie and I'm happy for you definitely. I have had some good news too in the past when actually it was supposed to be a 'bad' moment and situation for me. Sometimes life's wonders are very puzzling and I always welcome blessings in disguise. Good news can last me for the whole week or month. I'm sure your good news will last for quite some time.
@ypy8520 (16)
• China
29 Apr 09
I advise you that don't move there.Though there is too much of rent,it's more safety and free here,you can postpone rent just say a word here.And the landlord is very good before they get paid,but if someday you have a some reason want to move there undue,they would not to return the deposit and so on,I have the similar experience before.
• United States
29 Apr 09
I don't think you understand. I already live there and I like living here.