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Old 07-16-2010, 02:24 PM
 
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Which months are there most apartments for rent? I tend to think in the summer, but is it June, or July, or August the most active?
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Old 07-16-2010, 02:32 PM
 
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From the Landlord perspective, the slowest time is Halloween thru Feb. 1. That should parenthetically be your best time to look.
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Old 07-16-2010, 02:40 PM
 
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Does it make difference, from whose perspective (landlords vs. tenants)? More people moving = more vacancy = more apt. available = good for BOTH LLs and tenants, no? If between Halloween and Feb. 1 it's slow time for LLs, that means less places available for rent, so now good for those looking to rent?
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Old 07-16-2010, 03:06 PM
 
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Does it make difference, from whose perspective (landlords vs. tenants)? More people moving = more vacancy = more apt. available = good for BOTH LLs and tenants, no? If between Halloween and Feb. 1 it's slow time for LLs, that means less places available for rent, so now good for those looking to rent?
There is more vacancy in the slower holiday and winter months because there is less competition for available units. The very best month for me is around May and I've even had people bid up the rent when 5 or 6 people want the same house. On this basis, I think you could get a better selection and terms during the slow months.
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Old 07-16-2010, 03:17 PM
 
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It depends on where you are

Nobody wants to move when it is snowing.

If the place is a college town, best for tenants is late spring, best for landlords is late summer.

If a beach area, more tenant traffic tends to hit in the spring to early summer. Or sometimes after a heat wave in the summer.
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Old 07-16-2010, 03:28 PM
 
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Thanks. Your summary is interesting and good to know. I am in New York, so it has everything... Still, there are good months and bad months for tenants, yes? (Housing is so much more expensive than elsewhere in the country, by the way)
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Old 07-16-2010, 04:53 PM
 
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Which months are there most apartments for rent? I tend to think in the summer, but is it June, or July, or August the most active?
In a foreclosure area like we are in, all year round is great for rentals
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