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Lease is up in Aug, when is the best time to look for house for rent?

Asked by msjazee, Phoenix, AZ Thu May 23, 2013

My lease is up in Aug. When is the best time to start looking for renting a house. If you have the money for the rent and deposit, can the realtor hold the house until the end of July?

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August will be here before you know it.....

There's no harm in beginning your search right now. It may not be prudent to commit at this point but investigating the current rents market should help you be prepared to make a sound decision when the time comes.

There are all kinds of scenarios. Who knows, you could identify a place now that isn't going to be available until August...."The Perfect Storm".....you never know but being active now will not decrease your possibilities, only expand them.

Good luck,

Bill
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri May 24, 2013
Most of the answers below are quite accurate. Landlords will usually hold the property for you for up to 1 or 2 weeks, with security deposit. Remember that means 1 or 2 weeks that the landlord will be losing rent - that may mean losing $500 on a $1,000/Mo property. That is a lot of money and getting a landlord to loose more than 2 weeks will be rare. Plan your home search based on that information. You may start early as long as you are willing to start paying early.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu May 23, 2013
It is always best to look 45 days before you need a place to rent. Some owners may not want to hold a vacant place open that long, but if it a house with a tenant in it until you need it that the sooner you look the better.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Sep 22, 2013
You will need to give a 30 day notice July 1st if you need to be out by August 1st.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 18, 2013
Is time for you to look for a house for rent, if you still plan to move. Call me if you need help!
I can send a few listings with houses for rent.

Best Regards,

Real Estate Professional / Prestige Realty
Bianca Bennett / 602-570-7898
Bianca@InvestInArizonaHomes.com
Website: http://www.InvestInArizonaHomes.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 18, 2013
Two to three weeks earlier. Most of the homes you look for before that will be rented to someone that can move in earlier. Landlords want to rent their homes as quickly as possible.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 23, 2013
Most of the answers below are quite accurate. Landlords will usually hold the property for you for up to 1 or 2 weeks, with security deposit. Remember that means 1 or 2 weeks that the landlord will be losing rent - that may mean losing $500 on a $1,000/Mo property. That is a lot of money and getting a landlord to loose more than 2 weeks will be rare. Plan your home search based on that information. You may start early as long as you are willing to start paying early.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 23, 2013
June. If you wait until July, you will have to be lucky. Rental inventory is very low. If you can afford double rent in July, start in June. If not, start in June anyway and get a feel for what is going on in your area. Good luck.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 23, 2013
I agree with some of the other comments posted. I personally work with investors who have a wide selection of move in ready homes all over the valley and offer month to month, depending on the tenants situation we usually will be able to come to some sort of agreement, communication is key!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 23, 2013
The first or second week of July.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 23, 2013
That would depend upon;
If you would be month-to-month afterward,
If you would have to sign a new lease,
If you will be homeless.
If you have a problem with moving twice.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 23, 2013
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