We will be moving to the Plano, Texas area in late May. Initially will be renting a house or an apartment before we buy a house. Looking for some help

Asked by Don O'connor, North Dallas, Dallas, TX Fri Feb 3, 2012

I will be working full-time in Plano. The location is Preston and Park. My wife will be working a couple days a week in Fort Worth. Six months later she will be closer to home. We have no children and a small dog and a cat.

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T.E. & Naima…, Agent, Dallas, TX
Sun Feb 19, 2012
You might also consider going a tad further north to Frisco. It is well connected to points south and southwest, but Fort Worth can be hike. West Plano might work, too.

Take a look at the rentals available all over the area
http://rowlett-realty.com/renting/homes-for-rent-in-dallas/

You can center the map on the most likely locations and see what available. You can also show Lifestyle items and get information about schools and so on.
Web Reference:  http://www.SumnerRealty.com
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Melissa Hail…, Agent, Plano, TX
Fri Feb 3, 2012
Don,
Plano is a wonderful place to live, and you will find everything you need very near to your office at Park and Preston. However, your wife will have quite a commute for the first 6-months.

As mentioned below, the rental houses in Plano move pretty quickly - they usually lease within 30-45 days, and the good ones go really fast. If you want to rent a house/townhome you will want to work with a Realtor to help you find a great place to live...and then you will already have a great Realtor when it's time to buy. If you would rather have the all-inclusive maintenance lifestyle of an apartment (no yard to mow, comes with a fridge, on-site gym, etc.) then your best bet would be to contact an apartment locator service. I know a great one that will help you if you decide to go that route.

Congrtatulations on your move to Texas! I'm sure you will love it here. If you need any further information, please let me know. I live nearby so I can give you great tips on restaurants, parks, shopping, etc.

Melissa Hailey
Coldwell Banker Jane Henry Realtors
North Texas Top Team, Realtors
214-418-0180
Melissa.Hailey@ColdwellBanker.com
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Tommy Burris, Mortgage Broker Or Lender, Baton Rouge, LA
Fri Feb 3, 2012
Contact Darrel Self at DMD Realty 469-438-5943
http://dmdrealtydfw.com/

Darrel can help you with a rental in a good school district and can help you with your home purchase as well.

Tom Burris
Mortgage Banker
DallasLoanGuy.com
(214) 763-4629 cell/text/nights/weekends(Really!!)
tomburris@dallasloanguy.com
Lending all across the entire Great State of Texas!!
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Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Fri Feb 3, 2012
Happy to assist you I specialize in residential leasing.

Dallas homes for rent by owner Dallas TX
http://www.lynn911.com/Web/AR287090/CustomContent/index/5041417

Contact my office where I can review particulars with you
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972-699-9111
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Bruce Lynn, Agent, Coppell, TX
Fri Feb 3, 2012
Don,

Welcome to Texas.
If you want to rent a house, you can check out the link below to see what is available now.
Typically with homes now we only can lock something down about 30days out, due to high demand.
We probably need to search offline to make sure they will accept dogs and cats. That can be tricky as only about 20pct of the places now allow pets.
If you want to go for an apartment let me know and we can get you set up with a free apartment locator.
Stay in touch and as we get closer to your move date let me know if you plan to visit or how we can maximize your time when you get here.
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