Friday, August 19, 2011

It's a renter's market...

 Still looking for housing and we are about one month away from being in Aberdeen, Scotland. I just read this little blurb on the "Aberdeen Women's Fellowship's" website.


"The renter’s market in Aberdeen is very competitive. Properties are often listed and taken within days, sometimes hours, making it difficult,although not impossible, to secure housing while still abroad. Many landlords require a personal viewing of the property before they will agree to rent it to you. If no one in your family is able to come early to look and secure a place, then you may need to wait until you arrive in Aberdeen before you find permanent housing. It is a good idea, if you are able, to start looking at what the market has to offer no more than 1-2 months before you arrive although you can start looking earlier to get an idea of what the market is like. Some properties will be “available for immediate entry” while others may list another entry date. Many flats and homes come fully furnished, which is particularly helpful for those moving from overseas."

Pray for me to have patience and faith in my mighty God! 

7 comments:

LMLogan said...

I thought you guys already secured a place? we'll be praying!

jeileenbaylor said...

Yea, we did. but it fell through.

kellyH said...

the faith waiting is always so hard! will be praying and knowing that God will supply all your needs according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus!

Katie said...

Praying for you! Are there any temporary (weeks) housing options at Aberdeen where you can stay while looking?

Rob H said...

Hey Jules - I've been praying for you as I know this is a huge transition. I'm sorry things are up in the air right now and will continue to pray for God's leading. I have recently been experiencing uncertainty in our future and know how it can be stressful, but a wonderful opportunity to see God's faithfulness.
Julie

Jessica Gardner said...

i will also pray for you guys! I understand the feelings completely - and i am a testament that god provides. And i know he will for you! Keep us posted.

cranny + b said...

Julie,
I just wanted to thank you for your sweet spirit displayed through this housing process. We too are looking to move--but not overseas and I cannot imagine all of the thoughts flying around your mind each day. I recently read a quote by John Owen that comforted my soul and I hope it encourages you too. . .

""Steadfastness in believing does not exclude all temptations from without. When we say a tree is firmly rooted, we do not say the wind never blows upon it."

When I pray for our own housing situation, I will pray also for yours and look forward to hearing how God chooses to provide for you all!

We are so excited for you!