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Old 01-10-2011, 03:45 PM
 
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If you're reasonably intelligent, you should be able to separate the scams from the legitimate offers on Craigslist with no trouble. If you see a house with five bedrooms and a swimming pool and elevator for $700 a month, it's a scam. I've found four excellent rental properties through Craigslist and wouldn't bother anywhere else. (This included a lovely 2-story, 2-bedroom condo with a huge porch on downtown Daniel Island in a community with tons of amenities for $1,000, which we considered a steal.) A lot of property management places have caught on as well and also post on craigslist. You can possibly net a great, friendly landlord with more flexibility and cheaper rent and more bargaining power that way than through a neglectful or absent property management company.
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Old 01-13-2011, 02:51 PM
 
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Yes, I'd like to consider myself a fairly intelligent individual who's been around the block enough to recognize a scam when I've seen one. I've searched some of the links other posters have suggested so I have a fairly good idea what to expect in my price range. I have a place to stay for a month or so when I come down, so that will afford me the opportunity to do my own leg work. I'm currently a homeowner and probably will rent out my home in WI until the market bounces back so renting is going to be my only option for the time being; which is good because right now my decision is based on school district (daughter in middle school, so Mt. Pleasant it is). When she graduates HS, I'd like to migrate closer to the beach. So needless to say, I'll be taking my sweet time before deciding on where I ultimitely want to buy.

Chompin' at the bit to get down there!!
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Old 01-13-2011, 07:47 PM
 
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What, you're tired of a permanent freeze for 4 months out of the year?

I hear ya. Please keep us updated!
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Old 01-14-2011, 12:07 PM
 
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BTW, they charge extra for home if you are a Packers fan!!!
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Old 01-15-2011, 08:36 AM
 
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BTW, they charge extra for home if you are a Packers fan!!!

Oh harsh!!! (but funny)
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:50 AM
 
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A question for the realtors: As I will be renting in Mt. Pleasant, how open would management companies be to signing a 6mos lease paid in full, to someone without a job? I know everyone says "Don't come down unless you have a job." But I will have enough money for at least 6 mos of living expenses AFTER paying a 6mos lease and I would be surprised if I was unable to find employment in that time. I'm well educated with a lot of experience, little debt (cursed student loans) and can live fairly spartan if I do have to take a cut in pay until something better comes along. Anyway, I digress, just throwing that question out there. Thank you.
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Old 01-19-2011, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Mt. Pleasant, SC
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I'd start off with trying to get the 6month lease first without having to pay it all at once, though. Things happen and the more you can keep in your savings account for an emergency, the better. I think you'll be able to find someone willing though, especially right now. The next few months are the busy rental months of the year.
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