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Old 01-30-2011, 08:16 PM
 
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Red face Rental House Search in Birmingham

Does anybody know any comprehensive website for rental house search in Birmingham. I tried some websites, but they only provide very limited information.

If I get an agent to find a rental house/apartment for me, do I need to pay the agent?

Thanks,

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Old 01-31-2011, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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Try craigslist and The Birmingham News if you haven't already.
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:43 AM
 
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What area are you planing to move to in Birmingham, what are your specific needs and what is your budget range?
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Old 01-31-2011, 11:57 AM
 
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I will move to Birmingham in July or August, planning to live in Homewood, Mountain Brook, Vestavia, or Hoover.
Budget is pretty flexible, $1000 - $2000, for a 3+ bedroom property.
Thanks,
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Old 01-31-2011, 03:43 PM
 
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I will move to Birmingham in July or August, planning to live in Homewood, Mountain Brook, Vestavia, or Hoover.
Budget is pretty flexible, $1000 - $2000, for a 3+ bedroom property.
Thanks,
That takes Mtn. Brook and most of Vestavia out of the equation.
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Old 02-02-2011, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
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First-

No, you do not pay the fee to the agent. The owner typically pays the agent fee (however not guaranteed- most owners can rent out their house in a short period of time if it is priced right, and rentals services charge a one month rent fee)

Second-

You should not expect to secure a location this early. Owners are looking for quick cash flow. That means they will not hold a unit open now ( begin of Feb. ) for five months ( unless you are willing to pay). I would really begin looking heavily around mid April. Astute owners begin marketing properties fairly advance- I would not set up a trip to look at the units until about late May- early June. That way the units you will see, you will be able to secure.

Mt Brook does have a few nice houses in the 2-3 bedroom range from $1600- $2,000. Your range will get you a very nice, up to date house in Homewood, Vestavia...

Good Luck!
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:11 PM
 
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Thank you very much, Lift Moving
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