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Old 01-13-2008, 01:20 AM
 
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Hello All

Another question, I just came back from IF from a visit and a job offer. I was looking at maybe renting a home, or a lease with option to buy. I have excellent credit and am selling my home in Mass. I was not sure about buying right away, To try an area or so. I have 3 kids so apt. life iffy. Any help or advice would be appreciated.
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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If you go to the Post Register online you can check out the houses for rent. I will let you know that this area is next to impossible to find a place that allow pets. Don't know if you have any, but didn't want you to be caught offguard.
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Old 01-14-2008, 05:02 PM
 
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Thumbs up Good Resource

I think Cleosmom has given you the best resource for a rental. That web address is Postregister.com - Monday, January 14, 2008 - Idaho Falls, Idaho. The classifieds are on the left hand side near the top of all the free information. The paper itself is by subscription, but the classifieds, so much info about Yellowstone etc. is all available to those who want to find it.

Also, you may have mentioned this elsewhere, I've been MIA for a while, but do you need housing (or prefer it) in a certain area of town?

I was surprised to learn recently that 40% of the population of Idaho Falls (not I.F. metro, which includes, Ammon, Iona etc.), lives west of the river. Commute times are a factor in Idaho Falls, depending on the time of the day.

Good Luck - it only takes one right situation to be right for you!
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Old 06-12-2008, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Eastern Idaho
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Freyfamily - was wondering what type of success you had in finding a home to rent. We are heading to IF in August and are in very much the same situation as you were, except that we are currently renting - no home to sell.

Thanks!
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Old 06-16-2008, 11:17 AM
 
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I don't know if you already started to lease or rent a home but if you are planning to be in the area for a few years then it would be better to buy because when the market changes, the person who is leasing to purchase might try to get that equity in their home. Buying now will give you the equity. I have a client who went through this with her lease to purchase option and she needed to leave the house after the month so she can sell the house for the $20,000 more than she first wanted when my client moved in the house. I told her before getting into the lease to own option not just purchase a house so she doesn't have any problems. She was sure she wouldn't but then five months later it happened. If you have any more questions, feel free to call me at (208)703-2343. I noticed it sais Mass. I am from Philadelphia and move to the Boise area but if you need any help, I would be more than happy to do so.


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Hello All

Another question, I just came back from IF from a visit and a job offer. I was looking at maybe renting a home, or a lease with option to buy. I have excellent credit and am selling my home in Mass. I was not sure about buying right away, To try an area or so. I have 3 kids so apt. life iffy. Any help or advice would be appreciated.
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Old 06-17-2008, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Eastern Idaho
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I don't know if you already started to lease or rent a home but if you are planning to be in the area for a few years then it would be better to buy because when the market changes, the person who is leasing to purchase might try to get that equity in their home. Buying now will give you the equity.
That's part of the problem - we're not sure how long we will be in IF. It may only be for 3 years, and if that is the case and we buy instead of rent, we might lose out too. We may decide to buy in IF, but want to be there for 6-12 months first to get an overall lay of the land.
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