I didn't know where to put this.. but I am close to the point where I am going to lose my mind. My family consists of 4 (My Boyfriend, My Disabled mother, my 13 year old sister and myself) plus 7 heavenly cats that I wouldn't be able to live without. I'm sure you all know where I'm coming from.
About 2 years ago my parents refinanced our house because of a pipe-dream small business that never took off, raising our monthly payments on the house. Soon after, my jerk of a father left the household because of unresolvable differences between him and my mom. With that, he took his paycheck along with him which was used to pay the house payments. My mother cannot work and her disability could not pay over a grand a month plus other monthly bills and stay afloat, even with the help of my boyfriends job.
Needless to say, we fell under... Fast. She tried asking them to lower the payments but they refused. Fast forward a year and they filed for bankruptcy which held off the foreclosure for 6 or so months. Fast forward another year and the foreclosure is at an end. We now are desperately looking for a place to live without having to give up our treasured and oh so loved animals.
We don't know how long we have, we have to call someone tomorrow to find out for sure... And although my boyfriend and I are in our early 20's, we can't move out on our own because we swore that we'd take care of my mother who has MS and parent my sister.
Now we are scrambling fast to find a place to go and I don't know where to start or who to turn to. I know 7 cats is a lot... but I won't give them up. I'm really scared... I'm to the point of throwing up and I just don't know what to do. We have been looking online and through the paper for pet friendly apartments, but they turn out to be 2 cats maximum and most require all pets to be declawed, which I am VERY against. I, myself, have been looking for homes for rent.. but to find a place, in a good neighborhood is like looking for a needle in a haystack. So if anyone has a home for rent in Milwaukee, WI... let me know.
I do have one question...
Would it be possible to rent a home through a Realtor company?
Otherwise, I'm just looking for peace of mind because I am absolutely on the brink of tears
(... So, If any of you have any advice or helpful tips... please share.. It would be much appreciated.