It’s official — my tenant at the M Street condo is moving out at the end of her lease, so starting October 1st I have a condo available for rent.
Friends and readers, I have to ask your help in finding a tenant for me from 550+ miles away.
The property is a condo in the M Street development, which is a series of condos along McDowell Street in the First Ward neighborhood, the northeast quadrant of Center City Charlotte. Most units in this complex are narrow three-story townhouses, but on each corner there’s a retail office space with a “flat” style apartment on the second and third floors.
Mine is one of the more traditional “flat” style apartments above a retail office space. There’s a bus stop right in front of my place, and a trolley (the free Uptown bus service) stop a few blocks down the road that goes straight over Trade Street. I have two reserved, assigned parking spaces dedicated for my (or my tenants’) use.
The home is 2 bedroom 2 bath, about 1200 square feet altogether under heating/air, and a balcony that’s approximately another 100 square feet that directly faces the skyline. (Gorgeous view, covered, great for socializing or having Sunday brunch or cocktails at sunset.)
The master bedroom is quite large, has a huge walk-in closet with organizers on the walls and built-in drawers, and a master bathroom with two sinks and a second dividing door between the portion of the bathroom with sinks/mirror/cabinets and the portion with the toilet and shower.
The second bedroom is somewhat offset from the living room and doesn’t have a full dividing wall or door. (So it’s a semi-private room.) In the four years that I lived here, I used this as an actual bedroom, an office, a library, and a lounge room. This second bedroom does have a closet, an attached full bathroom, and a sliding glass door exit to the balcony. (The living/dining room also has an exit to the balcony.)
There’s a laundry room next to the kitchen with a washer/dryer included, and a large shelving unit. There is also a coat closet next to the front door, which comes in especially handy in the winter.
The home has hardwood floors throughout except for the bathrooms (tile) and the master bedroom (carpet). There’s a kitchen island with the sink, garbage disposal, and dishwasher. The dishwasher, refrigerator/freezer, and microwave are all built-in and stainless steel. The kitchen includes lots of cupboard/cabinet space and surfaces for preparing food.
I’m asking $1,300 a month in rent.
Additional photos are available by request, and we can certainly arrange a showing for people who are potentially serious. The apartment will be available as soon as October 1st. Move-in costs are slightly flexible, though first month’s rent and security deposit are a definite must. Before sealing the deal, I’ll want references from the current landlord, along with proof of steady employment and ability to reliably pay $1,300 a month.
Of course, I’m happy to answer any questions, and I would appreciate any help spreading the word about this. October 1st will be here quickly, and I’d dearly love to have somebody lined up without me having to fly down there several times to show the apartment. Thanks!