Most of the time, if a house is for sale, it is not also for rent. Â Even if the house is vacant, most home owners are not willing to become landlords.
The best way, in our area, to find a rental is to contact a reputable property management company. Â Sometimes you can get lucky and see a "for rent" sign in a yard or window, but they go fast. Â Be prepared with your security deposit and maybe even a copy of your credit report. Â
Oh and don't fall for any Craigslist Scams. Â I love Craigslist, but you have to be careful. Â Realtors do not leave their signs in people's yards when the house is taken off the market. Â Realtors do not have every key to the house... DO NOT SEND ANYONE MONEY BEFORE YOU GET TO SEE THE HOUSE OR APARTMENT! Â DO NOT SEND MONEY BEFORE YOU SIGN A LEASE AGREEMENT. Â Real landlords or property managers will not ask questions regarding familial status. Â It is against the law to ask if you are married, single or divorced. Â Plus many other things... Please refer to the Fair Housing Act for more information.