Posting ID : A1068483235
Date Posted : 2015-08-18
Category : Apts Wanted
My name is Matthew and I'm currently seeking some sort of studio apartment or cottage, in hopes of living there for years to come. I have lived in Santa Barbara for 9 years and intend to stay here as long as possible. I'm socially and creatively vested here and enjoy being part of our local community.
I currently work at a busy restaurant downtown, tending the bar 5 nights a week. In addition, I work 2 days a week as a maker at Make Smith Leather Co., a local company that produces quality leather goods. From time to time I pick up work as a production assistant or photo stylist with DavidLee+ studios, owned by two local photographers. When I'm not working, I enjoy a busy social life full of coffee and lunch dates with occasional out-of-town travel.
In terms of real estate, I seek a space with room enough for sleeping quarters and a small sitting space plus a reasonable kitchen. I tend to cook often and kindly request a real gas stove and oven. I would enjoy somewhere close to downtown in hopes of biking to work and leaving my car at home.
As a tenant, I enjoy taking good care of my space and treading as lightly as possible in terms of utilities. I enjoy architecture and design and am inspired by lovely spaces. I currently pay rent on the 1st of each month in cash. I would be happy to sign a lease and would ultimately love to find somewhere long term, hopefully making your life easier in the process. My current lease is up at the end of August, though some dear friends have graciously offered me their guest room for the month of September.
I have many and varied business and personal references, as well as positive relationships with my current and former landlords. I have mediocre credit, great proof-of-income, and a lovely, sweet mother with immaculate credit willing to sign as a guarantor.
I appreciate your time in reviewing this, and hope that we may form a positive rental relationship in the near future.