marshalp72, Renter in 60605

when is the best time to search for 2 bed,2 bath condo, present lease ends Sep 27,2014. Max price 2000 inclusive parking and heating. Location 60605.

Asked by marshalp72, 60605 Thu Feb 27, 2014

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Brian Bleers, Agent, Chicago, IL
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Give yourself 15-30 days to look around and learn the market before you begin your search in earnest 30 days out. You're looking at a total timeline of between 45-60 days. Rentals in the SL can move quickly so you will need to have your credit in order. Keep in mind that you will likely need to come up a bit for everything you're looking for, likely $2,200. There are 2bd 2ba's in 60616 to be had for around and in some cases under $2,000 but nothing in 60605 at the moment for $2,000. Please feel free to contact me directly. I'm happy to help.


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JIM Michaels, Agent, Chicago, IL
Sun Mar 23, 2014
Great area my specialty, email me at jmichaels@remax.net and we can start you preliminary search now
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Haywood Real…, Agent, Bellwood, IL
Fri Feb 28, 2014
There is never a BEST time to search for rentals is typically 60 days out. You need to locate the rental, the paperwork and consultations could take a week to 10 days, and I'm sure you'd want to give your present landlord some notice. However before you do search make sure your credit score is passable, as this is normally a prerequisite for any search.
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Thanks for all the information. Our biggest dilemma is our credit score since we've only just moved from England January this year. We have managed to lease our present condo without credit scoring required as it was pre-arranged by my wife's employer/petitioner. How soon can we build credit score? At present we are already paying utility bills and condo rental thru our bank. Thanks for your help.
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Kim Benedict, Agent, Overland Park, KS
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Start a month or so before leases are ready to expire, as this is when the other units will be coming on the market and ready to re-rent to new tenets as yourself.

You may want to find an agent, area you want to live in, or figure out how you'd like to find the new place before hand so you know where to begin when the time comes, along with looking to see whats out there and how the market is with prices and types of units being offered.

September is when a lot of people move and they tend to go fast if its a good price and nice units. Better to be prepared and know what, and where you want to live then to be running at the last minutes and missing a great unit that works for you.
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Mike Opyd, Agent, Chicago, IL
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Beginning of August would be ideal.
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Manuel Brown, Agent, Chicago, IL
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Dear Moving in Chicago,

You should start 60 days out. This will give you the best options. Also before you give notice to you landlord and you should give your landlord a 30 day notice, see how prices compare. Rental prices are steadily going up. Even if your landlord raises your rent $25 to $50 a month, take the time to calculate your move, plus time off, and switching all of your utilities.
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Scott Newman, Agent, Chicago, IL
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Landlords will not want to lock up their property more than 30 days out from when it will become vacant. Get acclimated with what's available towards the middle of August and then plan on locking something in the first couple days of September to get the best selection.
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Jeff Nobleza, Agent, Evanston, IL
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Aside from what is already stated below, I suggest speaking to a lender now and reviewing your credit with him or her. If there's any issues or discrepancies on your credit report, it may take a few months to address these. Also, if you plan on receiving "gift funds" from a relative, I would advise discussing with you lender how to handle this now. Finally, if you have other investments to liquidate so you will have cash for your purchase, you may need to work on this sooner rather than later (cash out 401K, cash in bonds/stocks,etc)
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It is a lease question.
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Matt Laricy, Agent, Chicago, IL
Thu Feb 27, 2014
August would be the best time to start looking.
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Mark Malave, Agent, Chicago, IL
Thu Feb 27, 2014
As a general rule, I recommend looking 60 days in advance. So late July or Aug 1st. Are you married to your zip code?
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Bill J Delig…, Agent, Naperville, IL
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Work with a Realtor and Start Early to mid August and when you see a unit that you like be ready to put down the security deposit immediately.
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Jacqueline S…, Agent, Chicago, IL
Thu Feb 27, 2014
60 days out from when you need to move is the earliest you should start searching. Many unit do not have heat included, so you may need to be more flexible.
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Cindy Wilson, Agent, Chicago, IL
Thu Feb 27, 2014
You are WAY too early to begin a real search. Most tenants don't have to give more than 60 days notice, so you can start your search 2 months before your lease expires. You can start looking online to get an idea of pricing before then. Your pricing sounds a bit low for the area you're targeting so it's best to get an idea of what the current prices are by doing regular Internet searches.
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Douglas Boehm, Agent, Chicago, IL
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Many condo landlords will not sign a lease that starts more than a month away. Large buildings with lots of apartments are one exception. An agent can find you some options quickly so I would wait until the middle of August.
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