Moving to another state and straight into a home is not as easy as I thought it would be. I really thought my husband and I could find the best home to buy by looking at websites, and then choosing online. I found quite a few places that I liked, and we flew out to MS one weekend to look at them. We liked none of them at all. We had little time, so I figured we should look at 2 bedroom apartments in Hattiesburg MS during our visit. That way, we would at least have some place to stay while we looked for a place.

Neither my husband or myself had lived in an apartment for the last 30 years. So, I originally was not looking forward to it. But was surprised me in looking for a place to rent is that rental properties have really come a long way compared to 30 years ago! They are so much nicer now. I can remember being in the most basic apartment without a dishwasher, disposal or anything that looked really nice. Most all apartments looked alike back then. Now, many places have really up-to-date decor, beautiful wood cabinets, ceramic tile and even wood floors.

Once we moved in, we really felt at home. We both felt that it would be a good idea to stay for at least a year. We did not have to rush to find a home just because that was our goal. We didn’t want to get stuck with the wrong place. Not only that, our rent is pretty cheap, and we figured that it would be really nice to be able to stay put for awhile and just save money. We really like that living in a building with other people has allowed us to make friends with other people, too.