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Old 06-25-2007, 06:58 PM
 
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My family is likely moving to the area for 2 years and we'll be looking for a 3 or 4 BR rental home in the $1700-2000/mo range. I'm not having a whole lot of luck finding some options online.

1) Does anyone know of any good websites specializing in rental homes?

2) Is it a case where most rental homes aren't listed online -- just sort of drive by with a sign in the yard?

We're coming up for a scouting trip this weekend and spending Sat. afternoon with local realtor. But I'd love to be able to do some legwork at home. Advice welcomed.
thanks
MR
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Old 06-25-2007, 07:11 PM
 
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I am in the same boat, but I can tell you that 3-4 bedroom in Farmington for that price is going to be a real piece of work. Everything that I would even think of living in in Farmington is well over 2500 per month. That is why I spread my search to West Hartford. Craigslist seems to have the most things.
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Old 06-25-2007, 07:21 PM
 
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Yeah, you're probably going to need a realtor to help. That is how we got our last rental house.
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Old 01-22-2008, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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This post is a little old, but I just wanted to recommend a local free weekly that often advertises rental houses in the Farmington Valley area. It's called the Yankee Flyer, and it's available at most supermarkets and gas stations in the area. It is also online:
[url=http://www.yflyer.com/]The Yankee Flyer® Home-Page[/url]
It's very hard to search the online edition, however. Better to just pick it up if you're actually in the area.
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Old 01-22-2008, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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The Prudential CT website has a subsection on rental properties. Check that out.

If looking in West Hartford, the multifamily ones will be behind WH Center off North Main (Whitmann, etc.) and along South Quaker between Park Road and Farmington Ave. We found our rental by driving by many years ago but I would not even recommend looking around Oakwood Ave. as it is too close to Prospect there. It used to be better but the neighborhood has fast deteriorated over the years.

In Farmington, there are some townhouses in Unionville along New Britain Ave. closer to Rte 4. We found that advertised in the Courant. I think there might be SFR rentals along Plainville Ave., inside near the water.
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Old 01-22-2008, 02:06 PM
 
Location: West End-Hartford
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If you're working with a realtor, they should be able to send you houses available for rent from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). The realtor will schedule the appointments and their fee would be paid by the landlord. I come up with 15 houses in the MLS based on the towns you mention and your price range. Your agent should be able to arrange everything for you.

Enjoy your touring this weekend!
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Old 01-22-2008, 03:43 PM
 
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realtor.com has rental listings on its website. Anything in MLS will be in their.
Currently in the towns you are looking they have 10 matches with most being in west hartford.
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