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Old 05-06-2009, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Murphy, NC
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I have a lease that expires july7th and I definitely plan to move out to rent somewhere else (non apartment community). Any ideas on how long before my lease expires I should contact the owners rental ads I might be interested in?
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Old 05-06-2009, 01:25 PM
 
Location: MN
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I'd just start looking for ones available around your time frame now. Renting my condo out, i had it posted on Craigslist 2 months before it was vacant and it filled within a week.

Good luck!
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Seaford, Delaware
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I would start now. Usually private LL will know ahead of time if they have a possible or probable vacancy in July. I know when leases are expiring and usually who will not be renewing.
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:01 AM
 
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Do not wait to line things up. Even in this 'no where' area, finding a place was hard! We were told our lease would not be renewed in our last place (it was up the end of August). We thought we were buying a house but that fell through in late July or early August...scrambled to find a pet friendly rental...

So, look early.
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:20 AM
 
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Now!...I always rent out mine pretty fast and some others will do the same...if a place is vacant for a while they might be interested to give you a deal and otherwise you might be one of the first to get some info...Good Luck
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:39 AM
 
Location: B'ham
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I would say 60 days before your lease expires is great time to start looking. Although more selections may start to pop up, 30 days out.
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Murphy, NC
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thanks. I'm 60 days out right now and I have a particular town in mind so I'll start zeroing onto them soon. There seems to be a good number of rentals but I bet half of them already found tenents.
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Old 05-07-2009, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Lake Conroe, Tx
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It all depends on where you live I guess as every market is different; here where I am its pointless to go looking earlier than one month out as no one will hold a house or longer than 3 or 4 weeks, rather they will leave it on the market for someone looking for a lease with a quicker move in.

With the lending solutions as they are, the rental market is quite the opposite of the re-sale housing market right now. If they go out looking two months early as some suggest, what happens if they find something they really like? There's no way I would hold a rental empty for two plus months waiting for someone to move in.
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Old 05-08-2009, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Murphy, NC
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Yea that same thought made me start this topic. Unless the owner is having a hard time renting it I don't think they'll want to hold more than a month.
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:23 PM
 
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When we've moved, we've found it best to wait until a month before we need to move to look. Most people seem to want someone in "immediately" or within a couple of weeks. It's hard when you find something you like but the time frames don't mesh. If you wait until a month out, you still have plenty of options, and few major disappointments.
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