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Old 08-23-2011, 10:07 AM
 
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Soon to be single father looking for a home rental in Butler Cty for the next two years. My daughter attends Lakota East but I think we could swing any relatively close location.

I may also be interested in lease to own option for the right house.

Can someone point me toward a good agency or place to find rentals?

Thanks in advance...
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:20 PM
 
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We cover this topic over and over. Real estate agents hate single family home rentals. They want to sell and get 6% of the sales price, not sign a 1 year lease up and 6% of the rental for one year. So they discourage owners and respond unenthusiastically to inquiries.

Zillow to Trulia or one of those places has information as to the listing history. Find properties you like that have been on the market for more than a year and contact the owner directly. Its the only way.
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Actually, realtors like rentals much more these days. MLS has an area to enter in rentals now, so realtors don't mind listing as rentals anymore (at least according to my agent). When we listed our house in June, we listed it both for sale and rent through our agent. If it had rented, we, as the landlord, would have had to pay 1 months rent to the realtor/realtors. It sold, so instead we paid the 6% to split between the realtors.

I would try craigslist, cincinnatihomerentals.com, huff realty rentals and if you have no luck there, call an agent.
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Old 08-30-2011, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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Actually, realtors like rentals much more these days. MLS has an area to enter in rentals now, so realtors don't mind listing as rentals anymore (at least according to my agent). When we listed our house in June, we listed it both for sale and rent through our agent. If it had rented, we, as the landlord, would have had to pay 1 months rent to the realtor/realtors. It sold, so instead we paid the 6% to split between the realtors.

I would try craigslist, cincinnatihomerentals.com, huff realty rentals and if you have no luck there, call an agent.
Jen35.. You posted your loving desire for your home in Wyoming back at the first of the year. Now you say you have it listed for sale or rent six months later. Please advise us whether it is dissatisfaction with Wyoming or the fact you have been transferred again causing this commotion.

For those subjected to frequent transfers, there is a point when I would say let me off of this train. I know this is easier said than done. I worked 45 years for a company who never asked me to transfer, so I cannot adequately evaluate the stress involved.
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Old 08-30-2011, 10:37 AM
 
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Jen35.. You posted your loving desire for your home in Wyoming back at the first of the year. Now you say you have it listed for sale or rent six months later. Please advise us whether it is dissatisfaction with Wyoming or the fact you have been transferred again causing this commotion...
Where did she say she'd listed the house in Wyoming? Based on others of her posts, I'd guess she's talking about the house she moved from into Wyoming.
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Old 08-30-2011, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Jen35.. You posted your loving desire for your home in Wyoming back at the first of the year. Now you say you have it listed for sale or rent six months later. Please advise us whether it is dissatisfaction with Wyoming or the fact you have been transferred again causing this commotion.

For those subjected to frequent transfers, there is a point when I would say let me off of this train. I know this is easier said than done. I worked 45 years for a company who never asked me to transfer, so I cannot adequately evaluate the stress involved.
Nope, I never said it was my Wyoming house. I'm still here and loving it so much more than where we were (further out suburbs). If you read it more closely, I said this all happened in June. I rented my old house last year when I moved to Wyoming, renter had to move back to another city for custody issues. We then listed our non-Wyoming house for rent and sale in June and sold it within a week. My life has been very busy in the past year...culminating with my son starting K yesterday...

We actually were asked to transfer back in October (8 days after moving into our Wyoming house, and we turned it down). I'm sure we will have to go eventually, but not anytime soon...
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Old 08-30-2011, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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Jen35... Glad to hear it was my mistake not recognizing you relocated within the area. I would have been sorely disappointed if you decided Wyoming was not the place to be or had been transferred. I hope you spend many happy years there. While I am sure there are others, P&G pops in mind whenever anyone mentions being requested to transfer.

My nephew recently took a transfer to Detroit by Ford. While a member of a 3-generation Ford worker family, he was basically told by those above him his career was at a dead end if he did not accept a transfer to corporate. So far the only plus is they got a great deal on a house in Detroit since the market is so depressed. I just hope they actually survive long enough to actually pay for and enjoy it.
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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I hope somebody on this forum can help the original OP in their quest for rental property in Butler Co. I have to believe there are some available. Just in my own neighborhood I have noticed For Sale signs taken down and For Rent going up. I have to expect this is a sign of the dismal resale home market. At some point renting has to be more desirable than empty, decaying homes, with substantial mortgage, even minimal utility costs, and taxes.
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Old 08-31-2011, 05:53 AM
 
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Real estate agents don't like rentals. On a 300,000 house they might get a few hundred dollars to get it leased compared with maybe 10,000 to get it sold.

They still have to show it and write a contract.

The property comes off the market or a minimum has a tenant that has no interest, even a negative interest, in seeing it sold. Nothwithstanding naive comment to the contrary above.
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Oxford, Ohio
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I think the best, and most realistic, advice is to simply get out and drive around to look for homes that have For Rent signs posted, or else check out Craigslist and/or the classifieds. I pretty much agree with Wilson that a real estate agency is probably not going to be the best route to go.
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