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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by scflock, Nov 9, 2015.
Yep, very true...
That is a good sized Silkie...
I'm heading back to California to see family & some friends. Also have to attend a big party while there, that I'm not looking forward to, but I'll survive,
The apartment is the oldest part of the house, and is over our kitchen and guest room. Kitchen window looks into part of our back yard, and I like my privacy. Would be a waste to leave it empty though.
Our current renter is only here half the week, and he's great. Went off an bought a house - so I'm happy for him, but sad for us.
We have a full apartment in the basement of out house. My MIL and FIL lived in it, with two of their children while the top part was built over winter. It makes a great suite when my parents come to visit and the rest of the time The living room works as my husbands mancave, The kitchen is my canning kitchen/craft room. One of the bedrooms is used as DH office. The Other bedroom remains a guest bedroom and where I keep the clean clothes to be folded. I even have a room I am turning into my Private Library (it its a book room but I like to sound pretentious)
My point is, the space can be used.
The apartment doesn't internally connect to our house, which makes a little hard to run in and out. It has external stairs off of a separate driveway, outside the fenced part of the yard. Oh I'd love to use it as a guest apartment maybe also Air B&B? (We could rent it out for a fortune during the Balloon Fiesta, but then we are usually full with family)! I could then take over the small bedroom in the house for a project room and still have a huge empty bedroom and bath. (LOL) Truthfully, we don't really need the space.
Flip side is that the rent would pay half our mortgage, and DH is not working much right now. Any money that comes in helps stretch savings until we can access our retirement accounts.
If you need the rent, you need the rent. I wasn't sure. Pay off the mortgage then consider the B&B (That would be fun)
LOL, We've always been financially conservative, and planned way in advance to take this year off. "Need" is a relative term and we would be OK if we didn't rent it out. That's why I'm so ambivalent about it. We'll probably start putting the word out and see if we get any bites. If we don't, that's OK too!
Of course, smartest financially would be to rent out our house and live in the apartment - and bank the difference. Nice to know that option is there if needed.
PS: Your use of space sounds great and I love the "private library". I call my dog & plant room "the conservatory", which is next door to the office. (Used to be a dining room.)
Can I just come live with you?
You are welcome anytime.