Congratulations on your move! As a Midwesterner myself I can relate to this move. I would love to show you around the Raleigh area. Smart decision on renting to get familiar with the area. There's many housing options and I have sold in NW Raleigh many times over the last 12 years so I'm familiar with the area you're interested in. If you're still renting in need some help with please contact me to begin your home search!
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Best of luck!
Good luck and welcome to Raleigh!! I moved here in 1993 with my family and love it here.
Ernie, Northside Realty
This is a difficult request but here's something to think about; You have housing for May and June, want to buy end of August. Ok, well, the mortgage process takes at least 45 to 60 days from application and that's assuming you find a place, negotiate and have all the paperwork ready to go. Sounds like a short term lease of 3 to 6 months would work well for you. Many of the apartment complexes allow you to do short term rentals. Try looking into that as an option as I believe you will have more success. Feel free to contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our website, holleranrealestate.com
We are happy to help.
Mary Ellen Holleran