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Old 09-30-2008, 09:12 PM
 
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I've been checking out Craigslist for rental houses. Anyone know of any property management sites or companies that I could check out.

Thank you in advance for your time.
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Old 10-01-2008, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Richmond VA metro area
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Tell us what type of house you are looking for - price, area, size
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Old 10-01-2008, 09:47 AM
 
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Tell us what type of house you are looking for - price, area, size
3 bedroom, Chesterfield, Henrico County. We actually prefer a townhouse because of the yard maint. We are trying to stay under $950.
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Old 10-02-2008, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Richmond VA metro area
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Craigslist, www.richmondtimesdispatch.com, www.richmond.com, http://www.greatrichmondrentals.com/ (broken link)

some great sources for you to explore!! Good luck and welcome to Richmond,
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:12 AM
 
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Craigslist is a bunch of scams. And pulling information out of others is a total waste of time.

WHERE DO PEOPLE FIND RENTALS!?!?! We are going to be in Richmond around the 19th and would like to make it a productive trip and have things lined up.
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Virginia (again)
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Craigslist is a bunch of scams. And pulling information out of others is a total waste of time.

WHERE DO PEOPLE FIND RENTALS!?!?! We are going to be in Richmond around the 19th and would like to make it a productive trip and have things lined up.
We found a rental using the following sources:
Craigslist (I agree, though, about the scams. One house we really liked had an owner overseas and I think it was legit, but just didn't feel comfortable taking a chance).
Dominion Properties
Joyner Fine Properties
Times Dispatch
MLS
Ultimately, we got lucky and our realtor found another realtor renting their personal home.
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:24 AM
 
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I just got back from a week in those areas looking for a job and a place to rent. I was disheartened to find that all of the property management agencies charge a fee to register with them.

We found a house to rent for $800 a month by going up to homeowners that had their house for sale and just asking. I know that this isn't the normal way of doing things but if you watch the papers and on-line home sales, and you find a few that you like, you just may find an in like we did. We were watching a few houses that we would like to consider buying IF our house in Michigan ever sells. I had been very interested in 4 houses for at least 6 months. I watched the prices come down a few times. When I got to VA I figured nothing ventured nothing gained. 3 or the 4 homeowners were willing to rent.

Oh, and I had 3 job offers in the first 24 hours I was in town.

Good luck in your search!
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Virginia (again)
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I just got back from a week in those areas looking for a job and a place to rent. I was disheartened to find that all of the property management agencies charge a fee to register with them.

We found a house to rent for $800 a month by going up to homeowners that had their house for sale and just asking. I know that this isn't the normal way of doing things but if you watch the papers and on-line home sales, and you find a few that you like, you just may find an in like we did. We were watching a few houses that we would like to consider buying IF our house in Michigan ever sells. I had been very interested in 4 houses for at least 6 months. I watched the prices come down a few times. When I got to VA I figured nothing ventured nothing gained. 3 or the 4 homeowners were willing to rent.

Oh, and I had 3 job offers in the first 24 hours I was in town.

Good luck in your search!
That seems like a very smart strategy. The property management companies charge the owners such high fees (I think it's around 1 month rent plus 10% on a one year lease). Of course these fees get passed on, at least in part to the renter. The downside can be that not dealing with a professional management company can be difficult if the A/C breaks or there are other maintenance issues.
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:50 AM
 
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We have a job, my husbands work is going to transfer us. I don't even really want to go since no one (property management wise) seems the least bit helpful in trying to find a place.

Everyone wants to put us in West End. No one wants to work with our price range. It shouldn't be that hard to find a 3 bedroom under $1000.

I guess when we go to Richmond we will waste valuable time, randomly driving around hoping for for rent signs. Ridiculous.
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:12 AM
 
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Richmond Times-Dispatch - inRich.com is the local paper. Follow the classified links. I put in your criteria and found many homes. You will have to sift through them and use a map to find where they are. My map of choice is MSN-Maps and I use the bird's eye view to look at the property.
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