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Old 06-01-2009, 01:44 PM
 
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I will be moving in July and bringing my family in August. How likely would a landlord be willing to sign a 6 month lease on a rental vs a year lease. I don't want to be tied down longer than that as I want to buy a house and believe January a good time to start looking. I will be working in Sun City at Boswell and need an area with a decent elementary school.
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Old 06-01-2009, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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You might want to check with a few rental agents. We know of a couple of homes here in Vistancia that were 6 month rentals.
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Old 06-01-2009, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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They are out there, but I have found they are hard to come by. Definitely hire a buyer's agent that can help you find a rental, it will save you a lot of time and hassle. If you need a referral, I would be happy to send you contact info for someone in that area.
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Old 06-01-2009, 05:53 PM
 
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I used a buyer's agent to get my first rental in Phoenix in 2006. I completed the entire transaction by phone and e-mail. It was not a pleasant experience because the owner had never had tenants and did not understand his responsibility to ensure that the premises were move-in ready.

If you use a buyer's agent, make sure they visit the property prior to making any deposits. Right now, there are so many rentals here that landlords are willing to make concessions to get renters who have stable incomes and good credit histories.

IMHO, I would stick to rentals that use a professional property management firm and make inquiries to determine if there is any risk that the property might go into foreclosure.
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Old 06-02-2009, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Glendale, AZ
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In Surprise there are currently 5 4 bedrooms and 5 5 bedrooms. Several 3 bedrooms.
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Old 06-02-2009, 12:24 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Old 06-02-2009, 12:27 PM
 
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My family and I are moving in 3 weeks from NY to Gilbert. I was out house hunting in mid-May and found multiple places willing to do 6 months.

In the end, we went with a house that is month-to-month. If you have good credit, are a clean tenant, and have a good job, it shouldn't be a problem. Just ask, it can't hurt.

We had to pay $0 for a security deposit, and although we won't be moving in until July 1, we don't have to pay any June rent. We also have no cleaning deposit. The house is newish (2007) and we are happy with it.

I feel that landlords are looking for clean tenants that aren't sketchy and won't trash the place. If you have those things going for you it shouldn't be difficult.
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Old 06-02-2009, 01:57 PM
 
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My family and I are moving in 3 weeks from NY to Gilbert. I was out house hunting in mid-May and found multiple places willing to do 6 months.

In the end, we went with a house that is month-to-month. If you have good credit, are a clean tenant, and have a good job, it shouldn't be a problem. Just ask, it can't hurt.

We had to pay $0 for a security deposit, and although we won't be moving in until July 1, we don't have to pay any June rent. We also have no cleaning deposit. The house is newish (2007) and we are happy with it.

I feel that landlords are looking for clean tenants that aren't sketchy and won't trash the place. If you have those things going for you it shouldn't be difficult.

Did you use anyone from an agency to help you find your rental house? We are looking to do just this, rent hopefully month to month or 6 month lease, and start house hunting next year. This will give us time to get to know the area we want to buy in.
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Old 06-07-2009, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Sunny Phoenix Arizona...wishing for a beach.
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I will be moving in July and bringing my family in August. How likely would a landlord be willing to sign a 6 month lease on a rental vs a year lease. I don't want to be tied down longer than that as I want to buy a house and believe January a good time to start looking. I will be working in Sun City at Boswell and need an area with a decent elementary school.
We did a 6 month lease when we first came back last year. They wanted to do a 12 month but they did a 6. We also asked a few other properties that same question and we found most were willing.
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:45 PM
 
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What are you wanting to spend? Is Sonoran Foothills too far for you?
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