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It's looking like we'll actually end up in Salem. I dislike Salem (bad memories) but hope my family will make it better. My sister says the motel my ex nearly killed me got tore down, so that's mildly satisfying. Maybe new memories will overwrite all the old.<br><br>
Wish me luck we actually find a place, we're leaving in 17 days and still have nothing!
 

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Good luck, mama! I was hoping you'd end up in PDX w/ me! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"> I wish you all the best there and I know you and your family will do great! I can't believe you're moving so soon! Peace to you and your family as you go on this journey to your new home. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Amy, I live in Salem and there are some really cool moms here. I'm so sorry about your history here - but if there is anything we can do to help, please let me know!<br><br>
I have a mama gathering at my house on the last Friday of every month, and we host a stitch n bitch crafting night every other Tuesday. Just PM me when you get here. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
Do you need help finding a house? Have you been looking on the Salem Craigslist? What part of Salem are you interested in?
 

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I'm going cross eyed trying to find a place! My sister is looking as well...my search area is from Salem to Vancouver and from the coast to The Dalles...<i>and I still can't find anything!</i><br><br>
That's a little lie - I've found a ton of places, but <i>not one</i> will work with us being out of state, even with my sister being right there, looking at places for us. It's crazy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
But Salem seems like the best bet, we need a 4 bedroom 2+ bath house with a fenced yard, and at least 1 bedroom and bathroom needs to be downstairs for my dad. Can't have more then 2 stairs going into the house, must take pets....and be no more then $1200 a month. Fun, huh?<br><br>
I'll definitely PM you, that sounds like fun! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I finally found a house we should be able to get no problem, but it's in Madras! I'm going to take it if we're aproved - it's close enough to PDX for doc appts and to go to the zoo and meet you guys in both PDX and Salem, and it gets us into Oregon. Once that lease is up, we can work on moving in closer.
 

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Have you checked the rental companies and oregon paper. They have pretty good search function.<br><br>
ETA: Here are a few I just searched for. they don't have all the details though, unsure of pets, etc.<br><a href="http://realestate.oregonlive.com/RealEstate?classification=real+estate&temp_type=detail&tp=RE_olive&property=oregonlive.com&finder=hfr&ad_id=62987736&searchTab=quick&fromSearchLevel=1&fromFinder=hfr" target="_blank">http://realestate.oregonlive.com/Rea...fromFinder=hfr</a><br><a href="http://realestate.oregonlive.com/RealEstate?classification=real+estate&temp_type=detail&tp=RE_olive&property=oregonlive.com&finder=hfr&ad_id=63458157&searchTab=quick&fromSearchLevel=1&fromFinder=hfr" target="_blank">http://realestate.oregonlive.com/Rea...fromFinder=hfr</a><br><a href="http://realestate.oregonlive.com/RealEstate?classification=real+estate&temp_type=detail&tp=RE_olive&property=oregonlive.com&finder=hfr&ad_id=63624282&searchTab=quick&fromSearchLevel=1&fromFinder=hfr" target="_blank">http://realestate.oregonlive.com/Rea...fromFinder=hfr</a><br><a href="http://realestate.oregonlive.com/RealEstate?classification=real+estate&temp_type=detail&tp=RE_olive&property=oregonlive.com&finder=hfr&ad_id=62424790&searchTab=quick&fromSearchLevel=1&fromFinder=hfr" target="_blank">http://realestate.oregonlive.com/Rea...fromFinder=hfr</a><br>
Here is the search page:<br><a href="http://realestate.oregonlive.com/RealEstate?temp_type=browse&classification=real%20estate&finder=hfr&ad_type=residential-rentals-listing&fromSearchLevel=1&tp=RE_olive&property=oregonlive.com&searchTab=quick&feature_min_beds=4&feature_min_baths=2&PAGE=2&orderby=price&_AC=100" target="_blank">http://realestate.oregonlive.com/Rea...=price&_AC=100</a><br><br><br>
Hope you find something soon! We did not find our place until about 2 weeks before we were moving, I know how stressful that is.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Where is that? I'm glad you found something! It is not fun looking for housing so far away! When we moved to Seattle from New Hampshire..it was pure luck getting this rental house (across the st. from our co op..right off the 5, so 15 min to downtown, and next door to the best neighbor who we love and are like family to us). We hope to find something similar in PDX. We actually hope to buy..but we'll see <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I hope you get approved and can relax a bit...well for an instant anyway <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/pinktongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="raz"> Good luck..let us know how it goes! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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We have 4 possibilities total right now and I'm still looking. Thanks for the links! 2 are in Salem, one is in Vancouver and then the one in Madras. Madras is over just north of Bend/Redmond. One of the Salem houses are basically ours if the person ahead of us decides she doesn't want it today. The owner seemed like he wanted to work with us more then her, but she called first. I'll be calling later this morning.
 

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I'm waiting for the owner to fax the application, it's ours if he accepts it. It's only $950 a month for a 5 bedroom in Salem so I'm happy enough. We can stay for a year and after that keep an eye out for places in Portland. I will be in portland probably on a weekly basis to go to the zoo, omsi, the museums, and meet half of MDC <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I will update tonight as soon as we know if it's ours!
 

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I'm faxing the rental agreement back in the morning <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> He hasn't gotten the background check stuff back yet, but I know it's clean so I'm not worried (now watch, someone stole my identity and I'm wanted for treason against the US or something <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"> ). Just 11 more days til we leave!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> yay!
 

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wow, congrats!<br>
BTW, we bought a dishwasher off Craigslist, but if it doesn't work I am sooo taking you up on your offer <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 
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