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Old 03-17-2013, 08:11 PM
Location: Pennsylvania
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Here is my predicament --- I've been searching and searching for a place to rent. I'm pretty much ok with any type of rental. Our problem is our pets. We have 3 small dogs. Apartments only allow 2 even though all of them only equal 30lbs. So far, I haven't been able to find anywhere that will make an exception even though they charge a pet deposit and pet rent. I've contacted SEVERAL places from Craigslist, but it's become apparent to me that MOST of them are some sort of SCAM. Does anyone have any suggestions or leads on places for rent. Should we contact a real estate agent? Are there any companies that specifically help with relocation? Do you know someone who has a place for rent? ANY direction at all is very much appreciated. I'm worried it's going to come time to move and we won't have anywhere to live. A big important factor is school district. I want to rent in a good school district that has affordable houses to buy, because I don't want to have to change schools on my kids again. Ideally, I would like to buy right away, but I'm leaving my job of 5 years for my husband to start a new one and we also have a bankruptcy from 2.5 years ago. Probably not the best time for us to do so? I filled out the information below. Hopefully it's helpful.

Anyway, thank you in advance for any help. It's much appreciated!


Where are you coming from? FLORIDA
Why are you moving? JOB, BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE
Where will you be working? WILLOW STREET
Have you been here yet? YES, OVER 15 YEARS AGO

Will you buy or rent? RENT, ULTIMATELY BUYING
If buying, are you looking for a house or a condo? How much can you spend? HOUSE --UNDER $200,000
If renting, are you looking for an apartment, a townhouse or loft? How much can you spend? HOUSE, TOWNHOUSE, OR APARTMENT ARE FINE --- MAX $1200 (possibly more if utilities are included)
Do you prefer hi-rise or walk up? WALK-UP

Are you married or single? Do you have children? MARRIED --- 3 KIDS (2 ELEMENTARY)
Do you prefer public or private schools? PUBLIC
Do you have pets? YES --- 3 CHIHUAHUAS TOTALING 30 LBS
Do you want or need a yard? WANT
Are you keeping a car? YES --- TWO
Do you prefer bustling activity or calm and quiet? CALM & QUIET

What do you want to be closest to?
Basic services (supermarket, drugstore, etc.)
Train or subway stations

Do you want to live with people of a similar age, race, religion or sexual preference or do you prefer a diverse neighborhood? DOESN'T MATTER --- PREFER MORE RURAL SETTING

Phillies, Pirates or Mets?
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