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3 Tips for Finding an Affordable Rental House in Your Area

by Dusty Rhodes | Jun 08, 2022

 

House hunting isn’t solely reserved for those looking to purchase a home. Renting a home also takes lots of planning and careful consideration. Not only are you looking for a property that suits your needs, but you want to make sure it is a financially sound decision as well. Finding an affordable renting house in your area involves scouring the internet, talking with neighbors and friends, and possibly even working with a local agent who can assist you. If you’re wondering how to go about finding the perfect rental home in your area, here are a few tips to help with your search.

Identify Your Priorities and Establish a Budget

Start by making a list of the priorities that are most important to you. Consider things like proximity to work and entertainment, desirable school district, neighborhood and location, number of bedrooms needed, pet friendly, and any other factors that might influence your decision. Next, you will need to look at your finances and decide on a budget. Once you have established a budget and a list of priorities for your home, you can begin researching areas that match your criteria. You may find along the way that you can save a little money if you compromise on certain amenities or you may have to pay more than you expected in order to get into your desirable neighborhood. Whatever you decide, be realistic about your finances and what you can afford. You also need to consider setting aside a little extra money for unexpected expenses. After you have done all of this, you can begin narrowing down your search to properties that match your criteria.

Start Your Search Early

You want to begin your search as soon as you know you will be moving. Finding the perfect rental home can take some time, but it can also be quite competitive in this market. You need to be prepared to act as soon as your ideal property becomes available. Otherwise, you risk losing it in a competitive real estate market. Starting early will also ensure that you get a chance to see multiple properties so you can better decide on what features best suit your needs. It will also give you more time to research neighborhoods, get your finances in order, and take your time packing.

Utilize All Your Resources

These days there are plenty of ways to look for rental properties in your area. Most people prefer to start their search online with websites like RentMLS.com, apartments.com, rent.com, or Zillow. These sites allow you to search for rental properties in your area based on your own specific criteria including neighborhood, number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, type of tenancy, and rent price range. You can also work with a local real estate agent who is knowledgeable about the area. They may be able to advise you on the best areas to search for properties within your budget. Finally, talk with family, friends, and neighbors who might know of a house for rent. Sometimes word of mouth is the best way to find out about homes before they hit the market.