My husband, myself & my 9 year old daughter are moving to Austin. We want to buy a house but in the meantime, need a short term apartment. I need

Asked by Stephanie Saxelby, Simi Valley, CA Wed Feb 8, 2012

help We have a dog, she's a boxer. I'm having a hard enough time finding an apartment that will let me bring her. Its turning impossible to find one that will give me a 3mth lease. Any suggestions?

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Betina Forem…, Agent, Austin, TX
Wed Feb 29, 2012
Dear stephanie,
You might try the Legacy at Western Oaks. They have small yards on some of the ground floor units and do allow dogs. They do offer short term leases, but you will pay more for that freedom than you will for the same unit with a 12 month lease. If you want help please give me a call.
Sincerely,
Betina
Web Reference:  http://www.BetinaForeman.com
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Michael McEl…, Agent, Iowa City, IA
Fri Feb 17, 2012
The one will be difficult, but your going to love Austin. You may have to be further away from the main drag, but that likely isn't a big deal since you have a 9 year old.

Good Luck w/ the Move!
-Mike
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Betina Forem…, Agent, Austin, TX
Mon Feb 13, 2012
Dear Stephanie,
There are some properties that allow Boxers and do short term leases.If you would like help feel free to give me a call. I primarily do home sales, but I will do a lease for a relocation client that will eventually buy a home.
Cheers,
Betina
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Marsha Ross, Agent, Cedar Park, TX
Thu Feb 9, 2012
Good Morning!

I hope you are well! Considering you are only looking for a 3 month lease, it sounds like you may have already purchased a home. Most of the apartments will not pay a finders fee for a three month lease anyway. However, I love to work by referral, so even if you have purchased a home, if you email me, I can give you access to a website that will not only allow you to view the information, but will also give you the name and number of the apartment complex. You can search by pets and areas, etc. and call them to ensure they will allow a boxer. The site has most, but not all of the apartments/townhomes in the Austin area. Let me know if you are interested. Marsha 512-797-3903 - email: marshaross@gmail.com
Web Reference:  http://www.marshaross.net
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Helena Henny…, Agent, Austin, TX
Wed Feb 8, 2012
Hi Stephanie, there are quite a few apartments in Austin that will lease short term. Yes, it will be a challenge to find one that will accept a boxer, but it's not impossible. These apartments maybe older buildings. Newer apartment buildings usually have a more stringent policy on pets. In Austin, it is very common for tenants to use a realtors' service to help them find rental properties. There is no fee to you since the apartment or landlord pays referral fee to the realtor. So you may want to go this avenue to make your search easier. If your daughter will be attending public school, you may want to find a place that feeds into a good school district as well. http://www.greatschools.net will be a good source. Welcome to Austin!
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Vanessa Nunez, Agent, Austin, TX
Wed Feb 8, 2012
Stephanie,

You will love Austin!! What area are you considering? There are many options depending on your criteria. I would enjy helping you and your family..

Warmest Regards,

Vanessa Nunez
VOX Real Estate, LLC
512-750-5716
vanessanunez.realtor@gmail.com
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Lisa Salinas…, Agent, Round Rock, TX
Wed Feb 8, 2012
HI,
I know of a good one, just email me at lisalegendsrealtor@gmail.com. Let me know what your price range is and I will get with them and see what they have. I did this for a client who was building a home.
Thanks,
Lisa
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Kevin, Agent, Austin, TX
Wed Feb 8, 2012
I am sure you'll have plenty of agents and brokers to choose from, to help in you search process feel free to access my website and click on the free search tab. This will allow you to do some preliminary searches which will help in try to decide on an area that you might be interested in. Let me know if I can help.

Kevin, ERA Bettinger Realtors
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Steven Nusin…, Agent, Austin, TX
Wed Feb 8, 2012
Hi Stephanie,

While I understand some of your issues with "restricted breeds," you should not have any trouble with a shorter term lease. Try http://www.pinnacleams.com/ironrockranch/ for South and http://www.lasbrisasroundrock.com/ for north

I do not specialize in apartment locating, but if you check back with me tomorrow, I will hopefully have an updated list. In addition, I would really appreciate the opportunity to assist you in becoming familiar with the Austin Housing market.

Please feel free to contact me anytime.

Steve Nusinow
(512)922-7588
steve@amazingaustinhomes.com
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Jeffrey Nyla…, , Austin, TX
Wed Feb 8, 2012
Hi Stephanie,

Welcome to Austin! Wait till you see all of the fun things to do here! We are truly blessed and you are coming at a great time!

I would also try to lease a home for a short term (reach out to a pocket listing and see if they can lease temporarily) if you can. That way your boxer has room to roam.

Don't forget to leave your "Gone to Texas" sign back in CA.

Sincerely,

Jeffrey Nyland, REALTOR®, GRI, SRS, ABR
The Nyland Team
Prudential Texas Realty
512-626-8552 (Direct)
512-267-3640 (Fax)
Jeffrey@NylandTeam.com
http://www.NylandTeam.com
Jeffrey Nyland TX AUC# 16644
Exceeding Expectations!
Web Reference:  http://www.NylandTeam.com
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Charles Whee…, Agent, Austin, TX
Wed Feb 8, 2012
Gables, they have a bunch of nice places that do short term. Not sure about the boxer. Just google gables austin.
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Barbara Coker, Mortgage Broker Or Lender, San Antonio, TX
Wed Feb 8, 2012
Why don't you try to purchase instead? We can help you prequalify. Just email us at
barbara@thecokerteam.com
Barbara Coker
NMSL# 228545
Licensed Mortgage Loan Officer
Web Reference:  http://www.thecokerteam.com
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Angele Moyse…, Agent, Austin, TX
Wed Feb 8, 2012
Hi again, I meant to ask you when you are planning to come as my condo might be available and I would not have a problem with a dog.

Angele
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Jeff Walker, Agent, Austin, TX
Wed Feb 8, 2012
Hello,

Since the rental market here is hot at the moment, more and more apartments and some landlords are offering short term leases for people.

Call me and I will help you to find some solutions to fit your price range and timeframe.

Thx Jeff Walker
Prudential Texas Realty
Cell#512-947-8836
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Angele Moyse…, Agent, Austin, TX
Wed Feb 8, 2012
I can help you with the short term rentals and buying also. I am available to help, please feel free to call me.

Angele Moyseos
VOX Real Estate LLC
512.466.8252
acmoyseos@gmail.com
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Sue Mercado, Agent, Austin, TX
Wed Feb 8, 2012
Hi Stephanie!

I would love to help you find what you are looking for. I work with a lot of people who are relocating to Austin - both rentals/duplexes/apartments and sales. My email address is suelovesaustin@gmail.com.

Let me know and I can start calling for availability for you and your family!

Cheers,
Sue Mercado
suelovesaustin.com
512-466-4745
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Stuart McWil…, Agent, Lakeway, TX
Wed Feb 8, 2012
What's your price range and preferred location, maybe I can find a few places for you.

Stuart McWilliams
stuart@beyondrealtytx.com
512-828-9867
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