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Old 10-13-2010, 07:42 PM
 
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Default 1 Bedroom Apt in Plano with Short Term lease?

Can you get a 3 month lease anywhere for a 1 bedroom in Plano?
What is a reasonable price for a safe area?
Not looking for anything fancy, just a safe place to stay until the whole family moves out and we buy a house. Any recommendations? Thx
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:39 PM
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Can you get a 3 month lease anywhere for a 1 bedroom in Plano?
What is a reasonable price for a safe area?
Not looking for anything fancy, just a safe place to stay until the whole family moves out and we buy a house. Any recommendations? Thx
I'm sure there are some extended-stay hotels and "furnished, corporate housing units" in the area, with all the HQs that are in Plano. Have you looked into those?
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Old 10-14-2010, 12:23 AM
 
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Oakwood Corporate leases out apartments for corporate housing. It isn't cheap but it could be something that you might want to look into. Temporary Furnished Apartments, Corporate Apartments, Serviced Apartments and Extended Stay Housing
You can also check craigs list and see if someone needs to sub lease out their home for awhile. I saw one the other day for the White Rock Lake area I believe for just a few months.
Also on Plano Parkway and Preston area, near Plano Baylor, there is a Home Studio and Extended Stay. That area I would deem as very nice. Also another Extended Stay would be at Parker and Dallas Parkway on the east side of Parker. Good luck.. and also one more suggestion, many people want to buy when they move here. Find a great area and lease before you buy.
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Old 10-14-2010, 06:11 PM
 
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Oakwood Corporate leases out apartments for corporate housing. It isn't cheap but it could be something that you might want to look into. Temporary Furnished Apartments, Corporate Apartments, Serviced Apartments and Extended Stay Housing
You can also check craigs list and see if someone needs to sub lease out their home for awhile. I saw one the other day for the White Rock Lake area I believe for just a few months.
Also on Plano Parkway and Preston area, near Plano Baylor, there is a Home Studio and Extended Stay. That area I would deem as very nice. Also another Extended Stay would be at Parker and Dallas Parkway on the east side of Parker. Good luck.. and also one more suggestion, many people want to buy when they move here. Find a great area and lease before you buy.
Thanks for the help. I'm not interested in corporate housing or extended stay places..Looking for something a little less expensive...Unfurnished is fine.
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Old 10-15-2010, 09:37 AM
 
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Been there, done that a year ago. What we learned about apartment complexes is that if the vacancy rate is high, and they have a prospective tenant with the right qualifications (a job, a pulse, decent credit), then they will negotiate almost anything.

It was a little like buying a car. We learned not to let on what our specific needs were, but whenever a sales rep stated they had a unit available "immediately" or at the first of the month, it was a good sign that they would deal. They don't advertise this -- usually it will be offered as some kind of "special." Or you could just propose it yourself.

Granted, the apts that had a higher vacancy rate were vacant for a reason, ie., older, fewer amenities, units needed re-modeling, etc.

You might try calling a few to test the waters. Keep in mind that newer complexes with tons of amenities are going to be more in demand and therefore, less willing to negotiate something like this.

You could also offer to pay a higher than advertised rent in exchange for the short term lease (but I get the impression that this may not be the right option for you, since you stated that extended stay hotels were too expensive).

Best of luck!
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Old 10-15-2010, 04:26 PM
 
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I understand We are seeking temporary housing right now as well.
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