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IndieDev
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Best place to search for rental homes?

Anyone know of a good website to find SFR rentals? 

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amydevemma
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Re: Best place to search for rental homes?

Good question. I have been helping a friend look for a rental home as well, without much success. Lots of sites don't update their listings. I have found Zillow to be the most accurate so far. If someone knows of another site, please post. Thanks.

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HarryV
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Re: Best place to search for rental homes?

Craigstlist. But watch out for listings that are too good to be true. Usually they are scams. Best I think would be to drive around the neighborhood you want to live in and look for rental signs. I found 1-2 near my house and they probably aren't listed anywhere.

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yikesboy
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Re: Best place to search for rental homes?

Agree with HarryV,

Craigslist is where I've found two great rental homes that were close to perfect for my family.  There are scammers out there (and I'm not sure what game some of them are playing) but most of the links are valid in my experience anyway.

 

 

Lovin' y'all

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Jazzman
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Re: Best place to search for rental homes?

Craigslist is probably the best, but you can only use one option for word searches. Scams become fairly easy to detect. Watch for poor English, TGTBT deals, and lack of contact details. http://www.rentals.com is quite good. You could try http://www.rent.com Sites like Trulia and Realtor.com not so good. You could ask a broker to do an MLS search for you, or google a listing from a local property management company. Driving around is very time consuming. Word of mouth is best.

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kompeitou
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Registered: ‎04-25-2008

Re: Best place to search for rental homes?

 

I came across this site while looking for apartments, http://www.padmapper.com/  it pulls listings off craigslist and other rental sites and then maps them out.  Just zoom into the area you're looking.  they also have an iphone app.  I havent found a rental website that has it all.  Would be nice if there was a Redfin for rentals.

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Jazzman
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Re: Best place to search for rental homes?

 


kompeitou wrote:

 

I came across this site while looking for apartments, http://www.padmapper.com/  it pulls listings off craigslist and other rental sites and then maps them out.  Just zoom into the area you're looking.  they also have an iphone app.  I havent found a rental website that has it all.  Would be nice if there was a Redfin for rentals.


That's a very cool website. Wish I'd known about it earlier.

 

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Ballstar
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Registered: ‎05-27-2008

Re: Best place to search for rental homes?

Google Maps also has a function where you can see rentals available on your map view and select the criteria like rent, BRs, BAs, etc. Just click on the "More" button in the upper right-hand corner of any map and select "Real Estate." This same function can also be used to see homes for sale.

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IndieDev
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Re: Best place to search for rental homes?

Thanks a lot!

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Weck
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Re: Best place to search for rental homes?

If you wanna get a early view on homes coming up for rent in SoCal, just keep looking at the RE listings on Redfin!  :smileytongue:

 

ahh.. I crack me up!