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Old Aug 4th 2007, 5:58 am
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Question Rental query

Might seem like a silly question, but how do I go about finding an apartment rental? we intend to rent a short while before we buy.

I am looking to move somewhere between Austin and San Antonio, Texas.

There will be my wife, 2 girls (7 & 5) and myself. Where do you advise me to start (at long distance) to find a place for when we arrive at the end of September?

I don't (yet) have a U.S. credit rating, but will be earning a good salary. (Should I get a letter from my company - would that help even?)

I really need to get onto this is my visa will be fast tracked and we intend to move by mid September.

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Old Aug 4th 2007, 6:05 am
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http://www.move.com/apartments/?poe=move

http://www.rent.com/

http://www.apartments.com/

http://www.apartmentguide.com/

when you find one you like you can check it out here but there are loads of negative comments and obvious manager glowing ones so read between the lines -
http://www.apartmentratings.com/

http://britishexpats.com/wiki/Catego...nancial_Topics Will help you get info on the credit info stuff

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Old Aug 4th 2007, 1:03 pm
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Craiglist Texas:

http://geo.craigslist.org/iso/us/tx
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Old Oct 9th 2007, 8:51 am
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Sorry, I don't know about this. So I can not help you. :curse:
 
Old Oct 10th 2007, 7:23 am
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anybody else could help?
 
Old Oct 10th 2007, 7:35 am
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Originally Posted by neojynx View Post
Might seem like a silly question, but how do I go about finding an apartment rental? we intend to rent a short while before we buy.

I am looking to move somewhere between Austin and San Antonio, Texas.

There will be my wife, 2 girls (7 & 5) and myself. Where do you advise me to start (at long distance) to find a place for when we arrive at the end of September?

I don't (yet) have a U.S. credit rating, but will be earning a good salary. (Should I get a letter from my company - would that help even?)

I really need to get onto this is my visa will be fast tracked and we intend to move by mid September.

regards

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Try louisiana, its cheap and jobs everywhere. Got my house for $11,000 and a local job, who cares if its hurricane alley
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Old Oct 10th 2007, 1:53 pm
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Depending on whether you find a good, private landlord, you can get around the no credit rating problem by putting down a big cash deposit or by getting your company to guarantee the payments.
Originally Posted by cassandra_trotter View Post
Try louisiana
Not too convenient for commuting to Austin, though!
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Whats all this ..the idiot posting thread ..sheesh .,.
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Old Oct 10th 2007, 2:06 pm
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Iz ths duh tread for spccial ppl?
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Old Oct 10th 2007, 2:15 pm
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EDIT: F**KIN' MORONS! I didn't even see the date on the post that genius Traveling responded to! Jeez.

Neojynx, I'm sorry that you managed to get three of the most moronic replies EVUH in this thread.

Irn-Bru's links are good.

We used a free relocation person here in Dallas, and she turned out to be amazingly good. Sadly, she's not in the business anymore. However, there must be others.

Her deal was that she was free to us, and worked on commission from the apartments. She asked us various questions by email when we were still in the UK, then emailed us a shortlist of potential apartments based on our needs. Once we had selected the short-shortlist, we arranged to meet on the day we arrived in the US, and she drove us around each place to take a look.

We found a great first apartment that way, and she probably got a healthy commission from them.

Google for "free relocation" and the area you're interested in. Certainly you can do it yourself using the links, and it'll work just fine. But personally, I think if you can find a good relocation person at this end, they can save you a bunch of hassle (like finding the places you've seen online, when you're jet lagged and in a hire car!).

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Old Oct 10th 2007, 2:19 pm
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Originally Posted by traveling View Post
Sorry, I don't know about this. So I can not help you. :curse:
I do hope you stick around. You sound like you're going to be great fun!
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Old Oct 10th 2007, 8:28 pm
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one other option is seeing if any of the real estate properties near you will consider a lease. With the housing market doing so cruddy - more are prepared to go this route as it at least means their mortgage is paid and the empty property isnt costing them anything ifd they cant sell it.
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Originally Posted by MsElui View Post
one other option is seeing if any of the real estate properties near you will consider a lease. With the housing market doing so cruddy - more are prepared to go this route as it at least means their mortgage is paid and the empty property isnt costing them anything ifd they cant sell it.
Oh gawd, don't make the same mistake as me...

This question was posted MONTHS ago. Some idiot trawled it up from history.
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Originally Posted by dbj1000 View Post
Oh gawd, don't make the same mistake as me...

This question was posted MONTHS ago. Some idiot trawled it up from history.
But we have to overlook the fact that they are a Newbie and maybe have no idea how fast this site run's
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But we have to overlook the fact that they are a Newbie and maybe have no idea how fast this site run's
Have you read their replies? They trawled up this thread to say "I don't know".
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