Well, it’s official folks. We signed a rental reservation form and faxed it over. Right now, our applications are being run and, if we’re approved, we’ll plunk down a deposit on the apartment community in Phoenix.
There was a moment of panic when I saw a rent that was $676 instead of $605. I checked my notes and found that I had, indeed, been quoted a price quite close to that based on available units. (Of course, I didn’t find this out until after calling and making an ass of myself.) I had latched onto the $605 figure since it was the base price. The $676 is after w/s/g fee ($35), pet rent ($15) and a couple small miscellaneous charges, such as 2% tax charged in the area.
When the leasing agent emailed us the documents to download, print and sign, I noticed a document called “upgrades.” Curious, I opened up the pdf.
HARDWARE UPGRADES: $ 5.00 /mo
Nickel Brush Door Knobs
HARD WOOD (vinyl) FLOORING: $10.00 /mo
Recommended w/ White Cabinets
RESURFACED COUNTERTOPS: $10.00 /mo
RESURFACED CABINETS (WHITE): $15.00/mo
REDUCED PACKAGE COST $40.00/mo
(We Pay Apx. $80/mo)
YOU GET IT FOR ONLY