The most efficient way to find a rental is to contact a real estate agent. You have to be quick because properties go very fast. It's a complex and dynamic business where the agents spend years to develop the relationships with the landlords, so they know what the expectations are. Almost always you need to pay a full fee (one month of a rental value) to the agent who works with you, but in return you'll get the apartment you want. Call me if you wish, and I'd be happy to accommodate your criteria and find your a good place. Lilia, 617-901-7413, ePlace real estate.