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Old 06-10-2010, 10:00 PM
 
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Can anyone give me any reccomendations? I am so confused and totally stressed! We are traveling up from Fl in about 3 weeks as my husband is transfering up to Cincinatti for work, and as of now I have never been to OH and we will have one week to find a place. I don't know who to call, but we really need to get in touch with someone who can take us around to look at rental homes. We don't know the area so have no idea where to begin.

Thx so much for any helpful advice!!
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Old 06-11-2010, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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i don't know where you are looking to live, but most of the realtors working in and around downtown also work with people to find rentals. if you are looking in the city, send me a PM and i might be able to give you a couple contacts. if you are looking in the suburbs, i don't know and would wait for others to chime in.
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Old 06-11-2010, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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From your prior post I sense a real feeling of stress. One week is a very short time to get a feeling for the area. You can locate several outfits on the net who will be happy to run you all over town showing you rentals, and increasing your stress level.

Why not consider one of the extended stay hotels, designed for corporate relocation. There are some very nice ones scattered around the area. It may involve putting your furnishings, etc. in storage for awhile, but I recommend it. A snap decision based on brief exposure may not be good, as most rentals will want some form of lease.

Is your employer willing to subsidize an extended stay hotel for a period of time?

The biggest difference between Cincy and FL are all the hills along the river which chop everything up into what I call neighborhoods or pockets, some old some new. It will take some time to get a feeling for all of this. One week is just not enough time to get your bearings. Strongly consider the extended stay hotel or a short term (6-month) condo rental. Give yourself the opportunity to make an informed decision on a more permanent location.
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Old 06-11-2010, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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kjbrill - that is good advice to the original poster. with a new job and everything else, also finding new digs immediately is REALLY STRESSFUL. if an extended stay hotel is an option, find a nice one in the burbs and set up a temporary shop until you can get a little more settled.
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Old 06-11-2010, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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kjbrill - that is good advice to the original poster. with a new job and everything else, also finding new digs immediately is REALLY STRESSFUL. if an extended stay hotel is an option, find a nice one in the burbs and set up a temporary shop until you can get a little more settled.
My thinking exactly. It may cost you a little more in the short term, but don't overburden yourself with the BIG decision on where to relocate. Give yourself the opportunity to become familiar with the area and make a logical decision.
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Old 06-13-2010, 01:36 PM
 
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Whatever you do, AVOID any property owned by Connor Group. They manage several big complexes marketed as "luxury" communities and run a shady utility scam on the side. If you look on Craigslist, they flood those pages with rental listings. I moved to one during a short-notice move to a new area and I truly regret it!

I've seen some homes/apts on Craigslist advertised as alternatives to extended stay hotels. You might get a better feel for Cincy's neighborhoods and meet more people by staying in a place like this than you would in a hotel off the interstate. Just some ideas:
Furnished 1BR in Cincinnati. Corporate, professional housing alt. (http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/sub/1786703990.html - broken link)
CINCINNATIS BEST RESIDENTIAL EXTENDED STAY-furnished (http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/sub/1775134525.html - broken link)

Another option: you might find a sublet from a UC grad student, or relocating professional, that you could live in for the next few months, and use that time to find your permanent home. The people on this board are very helpful and can help you make determinations about specific neighborhoods. Again, check craigslist's sublets/temporary housing page.
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Old 06-13-2010, 06:09 PM
 
Location: ohio
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always a good start:

cincinnati, OH sublets & temporary classifieds - craigslist
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