I usually find it easiest to add a half-share of the average cost of utilities to the monthly rent for an inclusive total of $750.
The townhouse is a 2bd2.5ba with an additional bonus room downstairs used as a combo office/guest room, which you would have access to, also. The bedroom can be furnished or unfurnished, up to you (furnishings in pictures are a previous roommate's), and you'd have your own bathroom. The closet is pretty massive, you'd have a parking spot right out the front door, and there's plenty of guest parking, too.
The neighborhood is kind of tucked away in the woods right next to the I-40/15-501 interchange, so it feels super isolated and private even though there's loads of shopping and 🍔 restaurants less than five minutes away. The Five Oaks neighborhood has its own clubhouse, 🏊 pool, tennis courts, volleyball court, dog park, 🚶 walking trails, and fishing lake, and they do tons of events.
I am friendly, impulsive, usually pretty chatty, and I'm told I'm pretty hilarious. I like to play video games and read, I don't watch much 📺 tv, and like most Millennials I am trying half-heartedly to overcome a smartphone addiction.
Personality has to be a match in order for this to work, so I'm putting myself out there warts and all, and I'd like you to tell me a little about yourself, as well, in your initial e-mail. Please also include what you've liked about previous roommates and living situations, and what you've disliked. I have two cats, so any 🐕 pets you'd want to bring would need to be able to get along with them.
My warts: some⌚times I put off unloading the dishwasher. I often forget to collect the mail. My cats' favorite sleeping spots get furry, but I usually hire a 🎇cleaning service to compensate. I can be distract-able, and I have occasional moody days where I'd rather sit quietly and not have to speak to anyone. What are your "warts"?
First month's rent and deposit due at move-in. I'm also going to need proof of income or emergency reserves, preferably both. I will do a background check and request a credit report.