The owners had problems with their last tenants and it's been empty since last June. Because of these problems, they are being picky about who they are going to rent to. Others have applied, but there is only 1 applicant they are willing to rent to as of yesterday afternoon.
Realistically, we are a bit risky. Half of our income is coming from loans while Joel is in school. AND because we are moving 80 miles away, 1.5 hours away according to maps.google.com, I'll be looking for a new job. (BTW - Job prospects are really good with more $$.) But we are also moving so we can build ties to the community for his practice, so the last thing we want is to cause trouble.
So now we just wait and see what they decide.