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John Jayshell, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA

What's the Trulia equivalent for rentals?

Asked by John Jayshell, San Francisco, CA Tue Nov 13, 2007

I'm looking in San Francisco

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Pierre Calzadilla’s answer
trulia launched rentals yesterday, so now you can just click the rental tab at the top and get amazing local data as well maps, and the largest inventory of any apartment website. Along with the rentals we have some great features like keyword search, amenity filters, as well as multiple location search - a great way to compare listings and pricepoints. As usual we have awesome map searches too. The listing pages also have info from Yelp about local restaurants, nightlife and more. It really is something to check out.
Web Reference: http://trulia.com/rent
4 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 8, 2010
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Chris,
also check out:
http://www.housingmaps.com/
This site has interactive maps and you can also filter by areas price range. Many of the postings are linked to Craigslist and it's easy to tell if there are photos associated with the rental.
Web Reference: http://www.bluenhd.com/
3 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 13, 2007
Craigslist or checking realtor.com for rentals would be your best choices in my opinion. Few people know that you can find rentals on realtor.com. Realtor.com will show rentals that are listed by Realtors and there are very little, if any, fraudulent entries. Craigslist, as well as other sites, you have to be very careful and do your due diligence before providing a potential landlord with any of your personal information. In either case, make certain that the landlord is the actual owner of the property and the property is not in default before handing over your hard earned cash. Stay well away from any rent-to-own or lease-to-own scenarios where the "owner" may ask for a large deposit or increased rent in exchange for future equity or ownership opportunity. MANY of those are very shady at best. Good luck in your search!
2 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 13, 2007
Hey Chris, i would say the closet thing to Trulia for rentals would probably have to be http://www.hotpads.com/
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 4, 2007
Have you tried http://www.craigslist.org? There are a ton of rentals there.
Web Reference: http://www.RotarTeam.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 13, 2007
If you want residential rentals or for finding comps on what you could rent an investment property for... then the easy do-it-yourself is on craigslist.com.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 2, 2010
I think the closest thing out there right now is probably PadMapper (http://www.padmapper.com). It's like housingmaps, but has more listings.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 1, 2010
I am looking for houses to rent in Katy, TX
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 19, 2009
Chris,

We agree with http://www.craigslist.com.
This is a great resource for rental and other information.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 4, 2008
I agree with Pam, craigslist has lot of rental postings every day and is quite useful. But there are hundreds of other rental sites that have listings different from craigslist.

You can find them at: http://apartments.cazoodle.com/search/sfbayarea-San_Francisco
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 3, 2008
Chris....

Your best bet for San Francisco would be craigslist at http://craigslist.com.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 23, 2008
Pam Winterba…, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
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Try Cazoodle Apartment Search. http://apartments.cazoodle.com. It collects thousands of apartments from hundreds of rental sites.

It is the first apartment search engine on the Web.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 23, 2008
Hotpads is awesome.

From a search engine standpoint, the closest thing to be a trulia for rentals is rentbits.com. They are a rental search engine.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 29, 2008
Ted, great info. Looks like Craigslist and Google joined forces on that one. Leave it to the good folks at Google to make just about anything...just a little better....and free. Thanks!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 13, 2007
I recommend Housingmaps to my clients all the time. Another one I like to check out is RentSlicer.
Web Reference: http://rentslicer.com/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 13, 2007
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