Rob offered some excellent advice. I would add that right now is a great time to re-start you search if you took a break over the Holidays. Each day new listings are added to the local Lawrence MLS and based upon your budget, many would fit that budget nicely should you choose to purchase. I would also love to offer my services if you need assistance in our area. I work with some great local lenders who would enjoy speaking with you about lending options.
My company, McGrew Real Estate has very solid working relationships with well-reputed rental agencies if you have decided that leasing is most fitting.
If it sounds like a scam it probably is a scam! Work with a Realtor! Do not fall prey to someone hiding behind a computer saying they are doing mission work in another country!!! This scam has been going around for a few years now and sadly people are still falling for it.... more