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Old 04-03-2014, 03:55 PM
Location: Colorado
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My family and I will be relocating to Fort Collins this August. We must have a rental by August because that is when school starts for our kids. I will commute to Greeley 3-4 days per week and my husband will work, most likely, in Fort Collins or other towns along I-25...he tends to travel locally.

We need a rental home. I have researched a ton on this board as well as following the housing shortage/crisis via the Coloradoan. Here is my plan. Feedback is welcome!

June 30- July 3 - make a trip to FC, contact every property management company possible along with online ad follow ups. Try and see as many houses as possible. Rent one! I am hoping to be in the city when people literally hand in their 30 day notices. (I realize some homes rent much sooner but the majority of management companies say they require/receive 30 days notice.)

*The huge flaw with my plan is, what if we show up, attend a dozen open houses with multiple families, and are unable to rent a house during that trip. That would mean we have to move into temporary housing Aug 1 and my kids would start a school and possible have to change schools. (I know about school choice but many kids prefer their neighborhood schools.

If it matters, I do not want to be near campus, preferably east or southeast FC for ease of getting to I-25. I am open to other towns but really want FC for the schools.

I welcome your honest feedback. Thank you!!

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