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$1,000 / 1br - 1Bed/1Bath Basement Suite (Happy Valley (Bellingham, WA))

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BASICS:
The rent is $1000 and includes utilities (water/sewer/garbage). Security deposit is $400, and we've never taken anything from anybody's deposit for damages. You can email me or text me if you have questions or want to set up a viewing. Please do not call me. I hate talking on the phone.

CONS:
Dogs straight up cannot live here. There is absolutely no wiggle room, because it isn't my call. I don't own or even manage the property, I just live in the attached house. I'm not saying it's a good policy - I'm just saying that I cannot do anything about it. I say this every time, and people still ask about it every time. (Cats are ok—we've finally gotten approval from the landlord for cats.)

There's no kitchen. There's definitely room for a kitchenette, and it comes with a mini fridge, microwave, and hot plate thing. Still, if you're not cool with washing your dishes in the bathroom sink, it's something to think about.

Accessibility is a definite concern. The entrance to the unit is stairs.

We (the family living in the attached house) have to do our laundry in this unit, because that's where our machines are. We're super respectful of our housemates' space, so it's not like we're going to barge in on anybody or have the washer going at midnight. Still, it's something to be aware of.

It has a low ceiling in the entryway! If you're over six feet tall, you might need to duck coming in the front door. For average/shorter folks, it's not noticeable.

Last... It's a basement. It's rough around the edges. It's a cool space, and I've seen it look pretty incredible depending on how people decorate, but it's really bare-bones. It has good natural light, but it's kind of underground. Also, I assume it can be tricky for delivery people to find at times.

PROS:
The location is awesome. It's like two blocks south of WWU. I used to walk to all my classes there. If you're not into walking or biking, that's fine too. It's right on a bus line, and there's parking on both sides of the street.

The yard is incredible, especially for this location. If you like to garden, there's definitely space for that. If you don't, that's fine too. It's just a beautiful space.

There's no slumlord property management company to deal with. The home owners are nice, responsible locals who live like three blocks away. My family and I live on the attached house. We're used to having housemates and have never had any complaints. :)

Those are the basics! If you want to check it out, I'll be happy to receive your text or email. But again, and I can't stress this enough - don't call me. I genuinely can't stand talking on the phone.

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