How about leasing with an option to purchase? You may also wish to consult a good local real estate broker in Westchester County, NY? We have many local offices in various towns throughout Westchester (which will be much closer to NYC), and I would be happy to refer a great local Coldwell Banker agent/broker to assist you with whatever real estate need you may have.
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If a property has been on for over 180 days is may be very likely that the owner may consider renting. I
as your realtor would conact the properties that you are interested in and would try to negoiate a possible rental for you. I actually know of a very nice rental in your price range in Greenwich. As you may know Greenwich would be your closest commute. I can send you information on the compute info if you would like and also info on the towns your are interested in, I cover all of the mentioned towns. Pleae feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
My clients ask me this question often.
It's best to ask your agent to call about your interest in renting a property.
Every seller has a different motivation.
Feel free to call me I have a few rental properties coming back on the market soon.
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If you are concerned about commuting to Grand Central the place to reference is the Metro North website. On this page you can click on any station on the red line (New Haven) with commute times to Grand Central:
I may be gilding the Lily here, butâ€¦â€¦â€¦.. many residential rental properties in Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan, etc. are never listed publicly. Instead, many owners prefer to use their local real estate agent to â€œquietly rent their homeâ€. As such, I recommend contacting an agent in the town(s) you are considering and simply dive-in to see what is available â€“ most of this initial search can be done via email to save time.
Hope that helps â€“ cheers.
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I cover all the towns you mentioned above and $8000 a month should get you a very nice home on a yearly rental basis...This is the perfect time of year for your agent to approach unsold listings of your liking to see if they are interested in renting....It is really a hit or miss as far as the owners motivation and ability/desire to accomodate a lease. This year I dug up many rental opportunities by calling on behalf of my clients and getting the other agent on board. If you have a creative and energetic agent that is helpful as well! If you are not under contract with a Realtor, feel free to call me anytime. Best of Luck, Lisa Jones 203-218-6664
Most sellers enter into such a venture because they need to separate themselves completely from their property. There is generally no interest in entering into a rental(lease option" agreement unless there are unusual circumstances.
The best way to deal with identifying a "lease option" opportunity is not to generalize but to deal directly with an agent(s) who may have the best understanding of the seller's personal needs and considerations.
Because of the large numbers of people experiencing damaged credit, "lease options" are growing in popularity and will likely continue to do so. At the current time the best way of identifying a long term lease-purchase agreement is through a real estate professional.
I just relocated a family from Atlanta GA to New Canaan CT. My client is very happy in New Canaan.
You are correct... a great rental is tough to find in any of the towns you mentioned. If a good rental comes on the market it is often rented the day the home is listed. One way an agent can help you find a good rental is to go through the rented listings on the MLS system and find all of the rentals coming off lease in the time frame you are planning to relocate. I have a few other ideas as well. Please call me to discuss.
Most sellers need to sell. Often sellers willing to consider a rental will list the property for sale & rent simultaneously.
Darien CT has an easy commute.
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What you need is a Realtor who will make calls to the agents of properties as well as look at already rented properties to see when the lease is up. With that budget, you should be able to find something lovely. By early next year there should be more rentals available. Right now many owners are looking for winter renters, knowing they could possibly get more for a few months during the summer. This past year was disappointing for summer rentals. Some may just take that long term lease. So, making some calls would be worth a try. You will get a bigger bang for the buck in Westport. I could help you if you are not contracted with another agent. Some properties may not work, especially if the property is in distress. Again, worth a shot. Agents have access to the listing history of properties. So if in need of more information, please contact me at the information below and share what your specific needs are.
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If your working with an agent, have them contact the listing agent of the desired home and ask. It never hurts to ask, and you won't know until you try!
Many sellers are looking for anything that can help them. Although they may not be looking to lease long term, they may look at it as an opportunity to cut their losses for a few years then try to sell again when the market rebounds. Of course, that is IF they can afford to do that.. You never know a sellers situation!