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Old 09-30-2010, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Hollywood Hills
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I'm looking for a good website for rental homes(not apartments). I know of Westsiderentals.com, but really wanting a website that doesn't charge a fee.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-30-2010, 01:05 PM
 
Location: SoCal, Idaho
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W.S.R. will probably be your best bet, unfortunately (yes, its expensive).

I haven't heard of anything to search JUST for single family homes to rent.
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Old 09-30-2010, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Tons of them on craig's list.
I advertise my rental there.
Bob.
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Old 09-30-2010, 07:38 PM
 
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Another free one is hotpads.com. Most people who advertise on another site will also advertise on craigslist, though.
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Old 10-01-2010, 01:17 AM
 
Location: United States
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Maybe Trulia? Los Angeles Apartments For Rent and other Los Angeles Rentals — Trulia.com

That link should take you to the houses, not the apartments. If not, check your criteria on the left side-bar.

Last edited by PeppermintChapstick; 10-01-2010 at 01:18 AM.. Reason: clarification
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Old 10-01-2010, 01:20 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Tons of them on craig's list.
I advertise my rental there.
Bob.
Do you also advertise on Westside Rentals? I ask because there are SO MANY scammy-looking places on Craigslist that I gave up looking there and now only look at Westside Rentals. Am I missing out on legitimate listings because of this?

I would also like to know why NO ONE advertises their square footage. And then acts surprised when I ask about it. Isn't the size of the apartment one of the most important aspects?
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Old 10-01-2010, 05:26 PM
 
Location: USA
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Check out PadMapper. It compiles listings from Craigslist and other free rental sites. It's cool because it doesn't show a bunch of repeat postings like Craigslist.

Apartments for Rent - PadMapper Apartment Search for Oodle, Apartments.com, Move.com, ForRent.com, and Craigslist Apartments
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Old 10-01-2010, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Do you also advertise on Westside Rentals? I ask because there are SO MANY scammy-looking places on Craigslist that I gave up looking there and now only look at Westside Rentals. Am I missing out on legitimate listings because of this?

I would also like to know why NO ONE advertises their square footage. And then acts surprised when I ask about it. Isn't the size of the apartment one of the most important aspects?
I use craig's list exclusively, and it works for me.
The only scamming I have had from that site is some of the responders to my ads.
I always include the square footage of my houses because it is something folks need to know in a perspective rental.
Bob.
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Old 10-02-2010, 03:09 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I always include the square footage of my houses because it is something folks need to know in a perspective rental.
Bob.
I know... right?

I can't get over some of the "prizes" I've had to talk to. Half of them don't know the square footage and say "Just go over there and look at it." (which I can't do that easily as I'm in Mass trying to rent long distance). So far the apartments I've called on range from 500 sq ft to 1500 sq ft. A pretty big difference!

I would say about 1/4 of prospective landlords seem fairly normal. The rest sound angry or ignorant or just plain creepy/weird. Some are lonely and want to chat. It's just awful. How do these people rent their places?
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Old 10-04-2010, 03:11 PM
 
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I can't get over some of the "prizes" I've had to talk to..... How do these people rent their places?
I dont get it either. I have seen ads that dont bother to list addresses- not even a street name. There are the ones that dont post any photos but want to rent their place for $4000. ( So you want max pricing for a listing but cant be bothered to add details to your listing??)
I have spoken to people with major attitude who act like I am disturbing them by calling or people who want me to give them my life's story on the phone. The latest and greatest is a woman who wanted me to submit an application (including ssn and all the personal stuff even before I had viewed the place). Then the palces themselves. My usual reaction is, "you want how much money" "For that?" Navigating the rental market here is definitely challenging.
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