Looking to relocate to Lithonia from TX in March 2013. What would be considered a reasonable time to start looking for rental homes?

Asked by Chapell Williams, Columbia, SC Wed Dec 19, 2012

A little background: 30 years old, single male. I will be retired (medically) from the Army. Plan to relocate with a relative and my maximum rental range is $1400 a month. I haven't lived in an apartment in 4 years (house rental) so I'm not interested in apartment rentals. I'm giving GA a year trial so not looking to purchase right now. It's been a long time since I was solely responsible for a transition like this so any help, advice, guidance is greatly appreciated.

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Michael Hamm…, Agent, Suwanee, GA
Thu Dec 20, 2012
First of all, Chapell, thanks for your service; it's not said often enough. Second, when planning to Lease a home, it's best to start looking in person a full month prior to when you would like to contract and maybe 6 to 8 weeks on line before actually moving in. You might have to pay for a partial month to do so, but it gives you the first, best shot at the most desirable properties out there. Please call, text or email if we can provide further assistance. Good Luck!

Michael Hammond





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Laquita Baez, Agent, Atlanta, GA
Mon Jan 28, 2013
Whoop whoop!!! Atlanta- good choice!!! I bet you'll love it here....
For a March first occupancy, I would start looking within the next week or two...

If I can assist, my contact info is below.

Laquita Baez
Licensed Realtor in GA and NJ
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metrobrokers
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Chapell Will…, Renter, Columbia, SC
Thu Dec 20, 2012
I truly appreciate the feedback Rodney and Michael. I figured just as much. Thanks again.
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Chappell, I'm in a similar situation - a few months away from relocating from Chicago to Atlanta. My anticipated move date is August 1, 2013. Just wondering how smooth your transition was?!?
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Rodney Mason, Mortgage Broker Or Lender, Atlanta, GA
Thu Dec 20, 2012
As Michael stated, you probably want to start 6-8 weeks out. That would be abouth the time that the current tenant has given their 30 or 60 day notice to the owner,

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