Tips for Finding a Rental Home
- Eat all the chocolate you want! The stress of house hunting causes extreme calorie leakage.
- Be sure to obtain a current map of the local area. Having a map will save you time and gas from getting lost.
- If you have a pet, bring references for your pet. Examples are as follows. Letters recommending the pet from former landlords and/or realtors whom have seen the home where the pet resided. List of obedience classes attended by the pet. Phone numbers of former pet sitters or veterinarian.
- Some school district boundaries change yearly. Be sure to check a school boundary with the local school district. You may also want to look into the available selection of private and religious schools.
- The utility company may provide a 12-month cost history for an address.
- Ask who provides water, sewer and trash pick-up.
- Save a lot of time by driving past a home before making an appointment to see the home. Many homes can quickly be eliminated.
- The Sunday paper is the best place to begin looking for a home. The classified ads also contain ads for rental web sites and property management companies.
- Ask about move-in specials. Some owners will give incentives for a mid-month move in or longer leases.