Our housing stock is very tight, so prepare for sticker shock in terms of our rental prices. It is also a very competitive market so be prepared with all the information that a landlord will require to apply, which will include your social security numbers (so they can pull your credit), your employment and employer's contact information, prior landlord contact information, and other references. I also encourage prospective renters to include a paragraph or two about themselves as an introduction. We have short term corporate rentals here, so you could occupy such a property for a month or so while you are looking to secure a longer term lease, and awaiting the arrival of your furnishings. Having a conversation with a local expert may help you better decide the right neighborhoods to concentrate your search. You'll find Craigslist a great resource for rentals.