The rental market is not bad. It kind of comes down to this. GOOD homes go fast and the "beat up" ones sit. There seems to be a ton of "bad" rentals out there. So you do not go crazy trying to find a home, I would suggest that you 100% work with a realtor to find you a home. We all have access to the same MLS, so whether you call me or another agent, we have the same exact listings. So pick one agent. Make sure your within 30 days of moving. MOST people will not hold a home over 30 days. Research your area. Make sure you get what you want in the rental.
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