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Old 05-28-2010, 11:10 PM
 
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My husband recently started a job in Carrollton, and we're having a hard time finding a place to live. We're selling the house we're moving from, so we definitely need to rent until our house sells.

Ideally, we'd like to find a house with a fenced yard (we have two small dogs) for around $1000/month somewhere within 30 minutes of Carrollton. Is this in any way realistic? We certainly don't need a single family home or a yard (we currently live in a townhouse with no yard whatsoever), and we're flexible on the distance from Carrollton. We're less flexible on our budget since we expect to be paying both rent and our mortgage for a few months.

Can we realistically expect to find what we're looking for, or do we need to readjust our expectations? Where should we be looking? My husband works 12-hour days so he doesn't have much time to look, and I'm still living across the country until we have somewhere to move to (with the dogs and an infant, I don't think I can live in a motel room). So this has not been an easy process.

Is the rental market there really as tight as it seems? Eventually we'd like to purchase a home somewhere in Oldham County, and I'm not sure that it wouldn't make more sense for me to wait until our house here sells and then just buy a house out there before I move.
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Old 05-29-2010, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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My husband recently started a job in Carrollton, and we're having a hard time finding a place to live. We're selling the house we're moving from, so we definitely need to rent until our house sells.

Ideally, we'd like to find a house with a fenced yard (we have two small dogs) for around $1000/month somewhere within 30 minutes of Carrollton. Is this in any way realistic? We certainly don't need a single family home or a yard (we currently live in a townhouse with no yard whatsoever), and we're flexible on the distance from Carrollton. We're less flexible on our budget since we expect to be paying both rent and our mortgage for a few months.

Can we realistically expect to find what we're looking for, or do we need to readjust our expectations? Where should we be looking? My husband works 12-hour days so he doesn't have much time to look, and I'm still living across the country until we have somewhere to move to (with the dogs and an infant, I don't think I can live in a motel room). So this has not been an easy process.

Is the rental market there really as tight as it seems? Eventually we'd like to purchase a home somewhere in Oldham County, and I'm not sure that it wouldn't make more sense for me to wait until our house here sells and then just buy a house out there before I move.
We might have something that would work for you in LaGrange. When will you need it?
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Old 05-29-2010, 07:48 AM
 
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For $1,000 a month, you can easily find a home to rent with a fenced year - particularily with an acre or two; at least with a 1/2 acre. Just a quick search turned up homes in the $600 - $800 range with 1/2 acre + lots in Milton and Bedford (but they are in Henry county).

The News-Democrat News, Sports, Entertainment and information for Carrollton and Carroll County, Kentucky look in upper right corner for 'classifieds' and then search 'real estate rentals'.

Bedford and Turner Station (also Henry county) are close by but to get to Oldham county, LaGrange is right at a 30 minute drive. Best thing about Carrollton is that it's halfway between Cinci and Louisville. If you find a place, even a rental, and it's close to I-71, expect to pay a little more in rent or selling price.
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Old 05-29-2010, 10:21 AM
 
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We might have something that would work for you in LaGrange. When will you need it?

As soon as possible. But, as I said, we do have a lot of flexibility if it means we find something affordable.

Thank you!
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Old 05-29-2010, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Mt. Washington, KY
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You will be able to find something in that area for that price range. It's rather bucolic around Carrollton and if you are used to 'society' then you have the right idea. That's tomocox's neck of the woods. He's a wonderful resource, use him.
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Old 05-29-2010, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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You will be able to find something in that area for that price range. It's rather bucolic around Carrollton and if you are used to 'society' then you have the right idea. That's tomocox's neck of the woods. He's a wonderful resource, use him.
Thanks for the vote of confidence. I do try to help people, but it's a very hard job in our current economy.
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